The Mountaintop Speech and the Modern Movement of Black Lives Matter

By Eseoghene Otomiewor

Most people have heard about Rev. Martin Luther King Junior’s famous speech, I Have a Dream. However, his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, which was the final one before he was assassinated on April 4, remains one of the most unheard speeches in American history. On the night of April 3, 1968, while standing at the Bishop Charles Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. King Jr spoke for more than 40 minutes on segregation in America and his movement towards the equality of all races. It was a speech where he used stories about his life and events from the Bible to call for economic justice in the United States, something that is still relevant today in the wake of the murder of several black lives unjustly.

What he drove home in his message using his overall attitude towards the importance of equality, sanitation worker’s strike and the purpose of the civil rights movement lives on in the Black Lives Matter movement today which protests against police brutality against black people in United States. While a storm raged outside, he gave his last speech and the words remain relevant 52 years later.

HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF HIS SPEECH

Dr King Jr who gave his Mountaintop speech at the Bishop Charles Mason Temple in 1968 was different from the one that gave the “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 at the Washington March. At the first speech, he had been talking about the possibility of a better world but five years later, he was focusing more on the solutions to poverty while also planning for a Poor People’s March on Washington sometime later. His Mountaintop speech was in support of the striking African-American sanitation workers in Memphis who were earning terrible wages without recognition for their Union. In his typical fashion, Dr. King Jr had his audience visualizing his stories:

As you know, if I were standing at the beginning of time, with the possibility of general and panoramic view of the whole human history up to now, and the Almighty said to me, “Martin Luther King, which age would you like to live in?”–

In answer to this question, he talked about how he would love to live in the time of Egypt where he would cross through the wilderness to the promised land. He said that he would go to Greece to watch how Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Euripides and Aristophanes assembled around the Parthenon while they discussed important issues. He wanted to watch the growth of the Roman Empire through various leaders in its great heyday. Dr King Jr mentioned how he would live at the time of the Renaissance to see its contribution to the esthetic life of man. However, he wasn’t done. He was named after Martin Luther, a German monk who used his theses to condemn the typical practice of offering forgiveness of sins in exchange for donations at the Roman Catholic Church. When Michael King learned about this as a child, he adopted the name Martin Luther and passed it on to his child, Dr. King Jr. Dr. King Jr said he would love to watch as his namesake tacked theses on the door of churches. However, what stood out in all these is that he still wished that he would live “a few years in the second half of the twentieth century.” This was a time where blacks were fighting against several instances of oppression, in search of true freedom.

But I wouldn’t stop there. Strangely enough, I would turn to the Almighty, and say, “If you allow me to live just a few years in the second half of the twentieth century, I will be happy.” Now that’s a strange statement to make, because the world is all messed up. The nation is sick. Trouble is in the land. Confusion all around. That’s a strange statement. But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.

Then, as it is now, there was a lot of unrest as African-Americans marched on the streets in their quest to have a voice, as they wanted an end to poor wages and injustice. Just a few weeks before that speech, there had been a march that ended in violence. African-Americans were being more vocal about their rights to ride in buses and get better education. They were being brutalized for demanding for something better like it was in 1963. During a protest by young demonstrators, the public safety commissioner, Bull Connor, directed police officers to use firehoses on the children and attack them with dogs. Yet, they had had enough and were still peaceful in the face of violations as they made their grievances known.

And another reason that I’m happy to live in this period is that we have been forced to a point where we’re going to have to grapple with the problems that men have been trying to grapple with through history, but the demands didn’t force them to do it. Survival demands that we grapple with them. Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace. But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it’s nonviolence or nonexistence.

MODERN CONTEXT OF HIS SPEECH

Here is the first statement that lets us truly understand the modern context of Dr. King Junior’s Mountaintop speech.

And I see God working in this period of the twentieth century in a way that men, in some strange way, are responding–something is happening in our world. The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled today, whether they are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya: Accra, Ghana; New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; or Memphis, Tennessee–the cry is always the same–“We want to be free.”

The recent widespread Black Lives Matter protests have been in response to the gruesome murder of George Floyd which was captured on camera. African-Americans all around the country watched in horror as a police officer, meant to protect citizens of the United States, instead ended the life of one by deliberately kneeling on his neck despite his “I can’t breathe” pleas. This was one death too many and people began to rise up all around the country. The sheer impunity of the action of Derek Chauvin and the other police officers who held George Floyd down sparked outrage in lots of cities as African-Americans gathered in protest. However, it wasn’t just African-Americans watching but the stage was set in front of the whole world. Different countries around the world lent their voices as people showed solidarity to this movement. These were cries for justice saying that, enough is enough. This was what Dr. King meant when he said, “The masses of people are rising up and the cry is always the same…we want to be free”. This is emphasized in his statement,

We aren’t engaged in any negative protest and in any negative arguments with anybody. We are saying that we are determined to be men. We are determined to be people. We are saying that we are God’s children. And that we don’t have to live like we are forced to live.

African-Americans have in recent times, been forced to live in constant fear of law enforcement officers. During Dr. King Jr’s speech, he was talking about how the African-American people were impoverished by the atrocious wage gap. In modern context, this would be in reference to how almost every brush with police officers is met with a lot of tension as most of these encounters end with the shedding of black blood. It begs the question, “How does a race survive in a country where it feels like there is a target on their heads all the time?”

WHAT THESE WORDS MEAN IN A BLM RALLY

The words of the Dr. King Jr’s “I have seen the Mountaintop” speech could be played without the time stamp and people would believe that it was made in the 21st Century. A revolution has begun in our time just as it was in Dr. King Jr’s time and he was emphasizing the need to march peacefully as one voice.

Now, what does all of this mean in this great period of history? It means that we’ve got to stay together. We’ve got to stay together and maintain unity. You know, whenever Pharaoh wanted to prolong the period of slavery in Egypt, he had a favorite, favorite formula for doing it. What was that? He kept the slaves fighting among themselves. But whenever the slaves get together, something happens in Pharaoh’s court, and he cannot hold the slaves in slavery. When the slaves get together, that’s the beginning of getting out of slavery. Now let us maintain unity.

All the efforts of African-Americans towards getting justice could go down the drain if the “masters” succeed at creating discord among them. In a BLM rally, this would be a call for Black people to remain united in the face of adversity as that gives more strength.

Secondly, let us keep the issues where they are. The issue is injustice. The issue is the refusal of Memphis to be fair and honest in its dealings with its public servants, who happen to be sanitation workers. Now, we’ve got to keep attention on that. That’s always the problem with a little violence. You know what happened the other day, and the press dealt only with the window-breaking. I read the articles. They very seldom got around to mentioning the fact that one thousand, three hundred sanitation workers are on strike, and that Memphis is not being fair to them, and that Mayor Loeb is in dire need of a doctor. They didn’t get around to that.

Back then it was a speech targeted at the strike by the sanitation workers but in a BLM rally today, it would be targeted at the refusal of the United States to give justice to African-Americans whose lives were cut short brutally in their prime. African-Americans who were snatched from their loved ones in the most gruesome way possible. However, the protests on the murder of George Floyd was also accompanied by the looting of stores, something that the media has also focused on. This development has created a false screen where people are focusing more on “touts,” which in actuality doesn’t involve just black people, rather than the major subject of the protests. Dr. King Jr talked about how the media didn’t focus on the 1300 sanitation workers on strike but more on the window-breaking.

In a BLM rally today, this speech would emphasize on the need for African-Americans to channel their anger towards peaceful protests only as it takes only a little violence to crumble efforts towards their demand for justice.

His last statement, “We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land. And I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord”, reiterates the fact that he doesn’t mind losing his life in the process of fighting for justice as he envisions a better future.

Ironically, he was assassinated the next day, which led a lot of people to believe that these were cryptic words suggesting that he may have suspected that his end was near. He had seen a “promised land” where the subject of the African-American struggle results in total liberation. Saying these words at a BLM rally is to let African-Americans know that fighting for justice will come with possible loss of life but it will be all worth it if it takes us closer and closer to the promised land of true freedom and justice.

Life changes with transformational leadership

Tell me about the last time you changed someone’s life.

Everyone’s life could use greater outcomes becoming a transformational leader or finding one can achieve this. Transformational leaders adopt evolving perspectives to help people perform at a higher level and see themselves more clearly. They focus on challenging the status quo and delivering value to their tribe. Whether it’s by selling a product, coaching someone through a difficult situation, or
bringing someone along on a new business venture, transformational leaders offer an opportunity to achieve different results from what they’ve always been doing – thereby cultivating a culture of value and success.

What comes to mind when you think of a successful culture? Many people might say creating wealth- but it’s actually about the people involved in generating those results. Successful teams have tapped into a noble cause, focusing more on the ‘Why do we do this?’ rather than “How do we do this,” or “What do we do?”

This is the reason why some initiatives fail and others succeed. When people are able to understand your “Why?” and tie it to their own motivations, they begin to align with your culture. You see this in action in something as simple as asking someone for a favor. If they agree with why you’re doing something, they’ll follow along with how and what you’re doing as well. The best strategies in the world cannot make up for a lack of internal motivation. This is why people will go to the end of the world for certain employers or certain brands – because they align with their personal noble cause. They act as a mirror – helping them see who they really are by providing value and certainty around their decisions, and how it impacts their daily way of life.

Regardless of where your tribe exists – work, family, friends, clients – the culture must be intentionally curated. A successful culture doesn’t materialize overnight – it takes deliberate action to showcase value, demonstrating what you believe and why others should come along
for the ride. By connecting to the deepest part of the brain – the limbic brain, where humans process emotions and decision making – you tap into something deeper, a sense of loyalty that ensures your tribe is along for the ride. Transformative leaders don’t simply transform a lifestyle they transform people by allowing them to connect with something bigger than themselves.

The goal is not just to sell to people who need what you have, or to hire people who need a job – a transformational leader’s goal is to connect with people who believe what they believe and continue to elevate those beliefs.

This groundwork is essential to expanding your tribe. By demonstrating value, by having strong core beliefs – you are able to draw new people in and get them to look in the same direction as you, thereby magnifying the value that you provide. As a transformational leader, your job is not just to go through the motions, but to constantly evolve based on new information in order to grow your tribe.

Transformational leaders think differently, by challenging the status quo, maximizing value, and bringing people together. How will you continue to embody this mentality to transform people’s lives?

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Scorpio hacks to a successful in life

By Gaynor Donnelly 

Of all twelve zodiac signs, Scorpio is one of the most well equipped to become hugely successful. Scorpio has all the qualities that make a fearless and devoted leader. All they really need to master is how to best utilize these gifts. 

Because of their unconventional way of thinking Scorpio may be surprised at the notion of being considered business savvy or an entrepreneur. They think outside of the box and tend to come to solutions in hugely different ways than the rest of society. Their ideas are big and ambitious and although they are extremely power driven these ideas still come from an emotional place.  

If Scorpio decided to pursue one of these ideas, they will do so because they are personally invested in the outcome. For this reason, they do not see their pursuits as a career choice but rather something they just MUST do. 

Scorpio needs to understand that regardless how out there the idea is or how they get their results what matters in the end is that they do in fact get the results. Due to how driven and ambitious Scorpio is it is safe to say that they usually do. Have faith in your unconventional mind Scorpio, it is brilliant in its uniqueness. 

Motivating Scorpio is never an issue. They crave power and become obsessive in its pursuit. Scorpio does not do it for money however they do it for prestige and admiration. Notorious for their ego, Scorpios thrive on complements and whereas that is all well and good, you cannot pay the bills with flattering words. 

Scorpio has the capacity to make money and a lot of it, but their creative minds do not work well with numbers. It would be in their best interest to learn how to budget and even hire an accountant when it comes to their finances. They have a tendency towards wanting to do everything themselves, but this is one area where they need to admit that they are not the person for the job.  

When it comes to money both male and female Scorpios need to be wary of blowing it on their romantic partners. Like every other aspect of their lives Scorpios approaches their relationships with passion and become enamored and sometimes overly obsessed with their lover. They will go all out in their pursuit to obtain the object of their affection and once they have them they will do the same to keep them there by professing their undying love in the form of lavish gifts and expensive dates. Scorpio needs to reel in this habit of spending frivolously if they are to succeed.  

Scorpios with their initiative ideas and strong will tend to rebel against authority. Ideally Scorpio will be the boss or work for themselves. The exception to this is when Scorpio finds a mentor who sees their potential and is not shy about telling them as much. Never tired of hearing positive feedback about themselves they will do an even better job next time if it means receiving more recognition and praise. If their boss or manager is complacent about their abilities and uninterested in their opinions this can lead to resentment and power struggles. In situations like this it should be remembered that sometimes it is better to keep your mouth shut. 

With Scorpio’s charm and allure they have no problem networking and building an almost cult like following. Scorpio’s power of persuasion and even manipulation come in handy when it comes to getting people to back them. You cannot be a leader though unless you let your followers in on the plan or at least some of it. Scorpio needs to tear down their walls and learn to be more trusting when it comes to people on their team. Otherwise they will just end up doing all the hard work themselves.  

It is vitally important that Scorpio learns to cultivate a work-life balance. They are like heat seeking missiles when it comes to their goals and they can find it hard to concentrate on anything else. Easily prone to anxiety and depression they need to learn when to step away and take a break. Meditation and spiritual practices are of great interest to Scorpio and will help them unwind.  

Eternal pessimists Scorpio can easily retreat into despair if even the smallest thing doesn’t go their way or they are beat by a competitor. Taking care of their mental health is vital to keep them moving forward. Scorpio on a downward spiral can be bitter and destructive. They may even throw away everything they have worked hard for on a whim, or channel their intense energy into more negative pursuits. Balance is key in keeping Scorpio productive. They should not forget all their impressive talents if they do find themselves suffering a depressive episode. The Scorpio who learns how to overcome these downfalls is unstoppable. They will return with vigor and tenacity, ready to take on the world. This is Scorpio at their absolute best. 

Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto. Mar’s influence makes them formidable warriors on any type of battlefield, actual or metaphorical. Their intelligence and observance give them the ability to strategize and take down anyone or anything that gets in their way, using their intellect rather than force. If Scorpio learns to be smart in their approach to adversary they will almost always come out on top. 

Pluto’s dark traits help Scorpio work well under pressure and mean that from time to time they are not opposed to playing dirty. A lot of the time if executed correctly this will work out in Scorpio’s favor. They just need to concentrate more on finding loopholes than completely stepping over the line. 

Despite these influences the most beneficial traits Scorpio has are in fact those that relate to their sensitive nature. Being a water sign Scorpio is highly intuitive and feels every emotion deeply. Prone to depression and the lowest lows it is no wonder that they have learned amazing empathy. Scorpio’s real path to success is their ability to listen to other people and really understand them. They see the true reasons and motivations behind people’s actions and genuinely care that they also succeed. Their readiness to go above and beyond when lending a helping hand means they are held in high favor by their peers and often time this will be remembered when it in turn is Scorpio’s time of need. A great leader believes in those that follow them. They see them more than just a number. Scorpio has an ability to make everyone they interact with feel special and that is why people will bet on them and support them. Often dark and mysterious, if they can nurture their emphatic side they will come across more approachable, likeable and someone that people will open up to. 

Scorpio is comparable to a battle tank pointed at the obstacles that stand in their way. They have the equipment to dominate and overcome if they can understand how, when, and why to best fire their guns. But if they don’t take the time to learn how to drive forward and aim at the right targets then they risk destroying their own city and prospects instead. Master your tank Scorpio and the world is yours for the taking. 

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Gemini Life Hacks

Beating the Bad Reputation

Us Geminis don’t have the best reputation on the block. They say we’re two-faced, we’re flaky and indecisive and mean and manipulative.

You know what I have to say about that? We are misunderstood and undeveloped and, honestly, if we just did a bit of work on ourselves, there’d be more witty, wonderful, charismatic Geminis in the world.

We’ve got to do something to change this bad reputation so that the world sees us as the happy and social individuals that we are.

About Gemini

Geminis are people born between May 21 and June 20. They are the third sign of the Zodiac. Their element is air and their modality is mutable. The symbol of Gemini is the Twins and the Gemini mantra is “I think.”

Geminis are extremely intellectual people. First and foremost, they are curious creatures always on the quest to share and discover knowledge. This penchant for knowledge is due to the air element.

Gemini is also ruled by Mercury, which makes them sociable wordsmiths who are especially skilled at communicating. Their mutable modality makes them very adaptive. Geminis are restless, childlike, and they generally like change.

Positive Aspects of Gemini

Geminis, like all other signs, are naturally good at some things and naturally not so good at other things. But, let’s start out focusing on all the great things about being a Gemini.

Geminis have two main strengths that make them stand out among the rest: their intellectuality and their stellar communication skills. Geminis at the top of their game are great at seeking out knowledge and communication that knowledge in a clear and effective way.

Geminis are also crazy outgoing and sociable. We know how to hold our own in a situation and our adaptability makes it easy for us to converse about any topic.

Plus, people find our childlike enthusiasm for the world extremely charming. Some of the best (and worst) Geminis are super charismatic because they understand how to mix these qualities together in a way that is appealing to others.

Once Geminis can recognize these good qualities about themselves, and eliminate the bad ones, they’ll see that they’re so much more than what people say about them. Furthermore, they’ll lean into these qualities and become their best Gemini selves.

Negative Aspects of Gemini

Really, all the negative aspects of Gemini stem from a mismanagement of their good aspects. That is, Gemini (and every other sign, really) doesn’t have any inherently bad traits. The characteristics of a Gemini can just be harder to control and understand for their natives, which is probably why there are so many misunderstood, “evil” Geminis in the world.

First, let’s talk about that intellectuality. Sometimes, Geminis can be seen as too intellectual and over reliant on evidence-based knowledge rather than emotions and experimentation. This can make them come off as condescending, possibly snobby, and totally unfeeling.

The ever wondrous and sanguine spirit of a Gemini, while fun, can be a bit dangerous if a Gemini can’t get a handle on it. That’s because that childish curiosity can make us go from subject to subject, learning the bare minimum before we bore and move onto the next thing. This is the reason why Geminis get a reputation for being flaky or noncommittal.

Really, we just need to find something (or someone) that keeps our attention and restless energy in check. We also need to be more aware of these tendencies and find a way to do inward reflection to ask ourselves what we really want.

Next, it can be hard to see how social prowess can ever be a bad thing. But, it can take a downward spiral if the Gemini in question is not properly caring for themselves and their mental needs. Geminis who aren’t in tip-top mental shape can become stressed out balls of anxiety who feel like a weaker version of themselves.

Finally, all that wit and humor is good if a Gemini understands proper social boundaries. But, if a Gemini can’t grasp basics of human relationships, they’re banter can turn harsh, irritating, and even cruel.

Like I said earlier, if a Gemini can recognize these traits in themselves, they’ve already got the first, and hardest, step down. Understanding the traits you have allows you to be able to work on them and improve yourself as a human being.

Gemini Success in the Workplace

Success doesn’t always need to be related to your job. But, because a lot of people do relate the two things, let’s take a look at how a Gemini can find success in the workplace.

Just like Geminis are good and bad at some things in life, they also have their strengths and weaknesses in the workplace. For example, because of their busy minds, Geminis do great in an environment that keeps them constantly stimulated and interested. They also do well working with new ideas, in new places, and with tons of different people.

With respect to that overactive mind, Geminis definitely need some sort of loose structure to keep them in check. That may seem counterintuitive, but it’s absolutely the truth. To have success, Geminis need to organize themselves or they’ll never get anything finished.

If you’re wondering what jobs would be best for a Gemini, any one of the following jobs would be a good fit: translator, speech therapist, author, journalist, screenwriter, film producer, TV producer, publisher, editor, receptionist, personal assistant, or teacher.

If nothing in that list interests you, that’s okay! In reality, Geminis are the sign that represents the “jack-of-all-trades”, meaning they usually work in a couple different things because they have such expansive interests.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, the most important thing you need to do to have success is to recognize and maximize your strengths and be understanding of your weaknesses. That’s it, Gemini! It may sound hard, it may sound easy. Either way, we have to band together and work on a sign-wide self-improvement to better our unfair reputation in the zodiac.

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8 Famous Gemini Celebrities and Leaders

Some people call Gemini the worst sign of the zodiac (along with Scorpio). Well, I beg to differ. Ultimately, Geminis are just a group of wildly misunderstood people who are truly awesome deep down inside. To learn more about Gemini and some famous Geminis, keep reading!

About Gemini

If you were born between May 21 and June 20, congratulations! You’re a Gemini. Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac and the first air sign. It’s also the first mutable sign.

The symbol of Gemini is the Twins, and while lots of people claim this is because Geminis are two-faced, it actually refers to the dual personality of Geminis that makes them adaptable and slightly indecisive.

Gemini Personality

In one sentence, Geminis are just mental chatterboxes who are really adaptable. They can tend to be a bit childish (depending on their other placements) but, in reality, they’re not harmful or bad like many people think they are.

Because they’re an air sign, Geminis tend to like intellectual things and can seem “unfeeling” at times. Their mutable quality is what gives them the ability to adapt to different situations.

Geminis are ruled by Mercury. This makes them super curious, social, and great with words. They’re also clever, sharp, and mischievous.

Famous Geminis

There are actually a lot of famous people who are Geminis. Most of them rock, and some of them don’t. But, isn’t that how it is with all people? Here’s a list of 8 famous Gemini celebrities and leaders.

1.    Kanye West

Birthdate: June 8, 1977

Career: Rapper, Singer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, and Fashion Designer

Kanye is probably one of the most famous Geminis in the world. He’s definitely one of those types of people that you love or hate (lending to that Gemini duality).

His lyrics and multiple career endeavours show that he has a great grasp on language and a wide range of interest, two key traits of Geminis. However, he’s also quite outspoken and has caused lots of controversies.

Since Geminis are such intellectual creatures, they sometimes come off as condescending know-it-alls who think they’re the best thing that’s ever happened to this world, and sometimes, Kanye barks up that tree.

2.    Amy Schumer

Birthdate: June 1, 1981

Career: Comedian & Actress

Amy Schumer honestly screams Gemini. Not only is she quick-witted and super funny, but she’s also got a young spirit that fits the Gemini personality to a T.

Schumer has produced and/or written so many of her own TV shows, movies, and stand up acts. The power of the pen is surely due to her Gemini placement.

3.    Venus Williams

Birthdate: June 17, 1980

Career: Professional Tennis Player and Entrepreneur

Venus Williams is one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. She’s broken several records and won many awards.

More recently, she’s started her own clothing line and is actually quite the entrepreneur. This versatility and adaptability is something that all Geminis have. Venus seems to have mastered these two traits completely and is an absolute Gemini icon.

4.    Anne Frank

Birthdate: June 12, 1929

Career: Jewish Teenager and Diarist in Netherlands during WWII

Maybe you’re surprised that Anne Frank is a Gemini, or maybe you didn’t even think about it. But, it shouldn’t surprise you too much. She did write a diary that has been translated into more than 70 languages and read across the world by children and adults alike. That’s super related to the powers of the word wielding Gemini.

Through her diary, we can also see glimpses of other Gemini traits blooming within the teenage author. She shows signs of curiosity, optimism, and even humor.

5.    Angelina Jolie

Birthdate: June 4, 1975

Career: Actress, Humanitarian, and Filmmaker

Angelina Jolie started off as an actress of extreme talent. She has even been named the highest paid actress in Hollywood on multiple occasions. Lately, however, she is more well known for her humanitarian efforts and big family.

Someone who can transition so well in life, and between different social situations, has to be a Gemini. As a mom, activist, humanitarian, and actress, Jolie perfectly represents the adaptability and sociability of the Gemini spirit.

6.    Donald Trump

Birthdate: June 14, 1946

Career: Businessman, Television Personality, and the 45th president of the United States of America

Donald Trump is another controversial Gemini. But, whether or not you agree with his politics, there’s no denying that President Trump has an undeniable charisma.

Furthermore, President Trump has dipped his toes into several different fields. He is the first person to go from businessman and entrepreneur, to TV personality, to the President of the United States. You’ve got to have some sort of variety to pull off something like that.

Nevertheless, he isn’t without his faults. President Trump is a great example of Gemini’s impulsivity. Plus, some Geminis use humor and words to evade talking about themselves in a way that is personal, something several people have said the President also seems to do.

7.    Zoe Saldana

Birthdate: June 19, 1978

Career: Actress, Dancer, and Model

Starting out as a beautiful ballerina with a passion for dance, Zoe Saldana has turned into a famous and successful actress. She is most well known  for her roles in hugely successful movies like Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy,and Avatar.

Before that, she worked in a variety of different acting roles. This capability to change and adapt is definitely due to her being a Gemini. Plus, Saldana spent most of her teenage years with her family in the Dominican Republic where she continued her study of dance. She now has her own family, with a husband, two twin boys, and another son.

8.    John F. Kennedy

Birthdate: May 29, 1917

Career: 35th President of the United States of America

John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States and the first Gemini president the country had ever seen. He won the election because of his charisma (Gemini trait) and his handle on communicating ideas (Gemini trait) against Nixon in some of the first ever televised presidential debates.

JFK also won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in a book he helped author that talked about the lives of US Senators. Not only do his accomplishments show his variety and success, but they also show his command of words, sociability, and charisma, all traits that are associated with Geminis.

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Latvia print facility, airlines are renewing more flights which means our Riga facility is starting to return to its normal shipping flow, and we can expect to see a decrease in Europe delivery times.

Mexico print facility move is in progress and on schedule to a larger 5x space.

Momensity print partners facilities are pushing the maximum order amount on a daily basis, and following the FIFO (first in, first out) principle as much as possible to minimize printing and shipping delays.

Team Momensity strongly encourages you to keep checking in with our latest updates and fulfillment estimates 

Customer Support emails still take 2–3 days, and our chat is available during US business hours on Mon–Fri.

We’ll continue posting updates as they come. Thank you for your patience and for reading.

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