"Something All Our Own", The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art.

Tamia is a chart-topping R&B artist with four Grammy nominations.

  • "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
    Bill Cosby
  • "The important thing is never to stop questioning."
    Albert Einstein
  • "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. "
    By Song of Solomon VIII,7
  • "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. "
    Maya Angelou
  • "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
    Ayn Rand
  • "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. "
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops."
    Henry Brooks Adams
  • "But did thee feel the earth move? "
    Ernest [Miller] Hemingway (1899 - 1961)
  • "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought."
    Albert Szent-Gyorgi , 1937 Nobel Prize winner
  • "God puts something good and loveable in every man His hands create."
    Mark Twain (1835-1910)
  • "It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company."
    George Washington
  • "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today."
    Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968)
  • "Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!"
    Elizabeth Barret Browning
  • "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • "One good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain."
    Bob Marley
  • "Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder."
    Nikita Khruschev
  • "A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on."
    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
  • "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965)
  • "Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"
    Mahatma Gandhi
  • "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
    Walt Disney
  • "Wisdom begins in wonder."
    Socrates
  • The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  • "You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."
    Indira Gandhi
  • "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
    Abraham Lincoln
  • "The only way to have a friend is to be one."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
    Ayn Rand
  • "Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society."
    William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "The truth is more important than the facts."
    Frank Lloyd Wright
  • "Dreams are the touchstones of our personality."
    Henry David Thoreau
  • "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • "I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • "Do or do not. There is no try."
    Yoda, character in "The Empire Strikes Back"
  • "Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
  • "Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Keep up the good work and only good can come out of it."
    Anonymous
  • "I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."
    Booker T. Washington
  • "Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!"
    Elizabeth Barret Browning
  • "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
    Maya Angelou (1928 - )
  • "A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush"
    English Proverb
  • "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends"
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
  • "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
    Maya Angelou (1928 - )

Michigan Charities and Community Involvement

The Grant Hill/FILA Basketball Camp in Detroit

Grant and FILA joined six years for total financial funding for this camp that helps young children maintain a positive balance of academics and athletics. This camp is geared to kids in the inner city of Detroit.

The mission for the camp is to teach kids how to play basketball, develop teamwork and sportsmanship skills, and incorporate academic and social skills which will provide students with a well-rounded summer enrichment program.

Grant Hill Achiever Scholarships

The purpose of the Grant Hill Scholarship is to assist students from Detroit in pursuit of an undergraduate education. These scholarships are available to Detroit Public High School students. Grant awarded 4 scholarships in 1999.

Habitat for Humanity – Metro Detroit

Grant and his family and his friends assisted in rebuilding Detroit’s community by joining with the Habitat for Humanity to build a home, “The Grant Hill House”, for a responsible low-income family.

Detroit Meals on Wheels

Helps support homebound seniors by providing meals during the holidays

Grant Hill/Detroit Pistons Pennies-A-Point

Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics

The Park Program with the Pistons

Spokesperson for renovating Detroit’s parks and playgrounds

Shoot For A Cure -Detroit

Shoot for a Cure is a volunteer-driven fundraiser to benefit the Will Robinson Neurosurgery Fund at Henry Ford Hospital which provides funds to further research and treatments of neurosurgical diseases. This local campaign featured Grant in a TV PSA.

PSA – Black History Month (Radio)

Grant and GMC joined to celebrate Black History Month and nationally broadcasted three radio PSAs.

PSA – Newspaper Association of America’s

The National Literacy Campaign featured Grant in national TV and Print Ads holding the Sunday edition of the Detroit News and Free Press to encourage kids and adults to read newspapers. Other celebrities featured in this campaign were LL Cool J and Brandy.

PSA – National Safe Kids Campaign

During Halloween, Grant and Nestle promoted the importance behind pedestrian safety awareness in a TV PSA.

Damon J. Keith Collection

A financial contribution donated to the Damon J. Keith Collection of African American Legal History. Judge Damon Keith, senior judge of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, created this collection to bring together for the first time the substantial historical accomplishments of African-American lawyers and judges.