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Funny story, Winnie-the-Pooh was created and based on a real bear that resided in the London Zoo, and this real bear was actually black and named Winnipeg. Did you know that the World Record of black bears is an 880 lb. bear  from Eastern North Carolina? Yes, this was recorded in 1998, and more than ten bears have been recorded to weigh more than 700lbs and dozens more over 600lbs all hailing from the coastal region of North Carolina. You may not remember, but since 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends: Piglet, Owl, Tigger, and Eeyore have been a favorite storybook and movie to enjoy the creations of A.A. Milne.

Every child should know of Winnie-the-Pooh. This article is how Winnie-the-Pooh ties into Friendship Day happening on the first Sunday in August, but what the heck, let’s extend it and reach out to friends to reconnect and become a better friends to the ones we have ties with. Back in 1997, the United Nations named Winnie-the-Pooh as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship, and in 1935, the United States Congress, proclaimed the first Sunday of August as National Friendship Day. Following the popularity and success of Friendship Day in the United States and several other countries, all thought it be a great ideas to keep and adopt a day to friendships.




First African American, one-woman syndicated radio host in the Southeast region for major broadcast networks. Over the past 23 years my passion and perseverance has lead me to reach and relate to demographics spanning, Sports stations, Country, Hip-hop, R & B, Gospel, Adult Contemporary & Top 40 radio stations. I have a unique way of setting the tone, and people feel comfortable telling their story,