When I graduated from California State University at Fullerton, it was the best of times and the worst of times. In California, we were experiencing rolling blackouts in the midst of the Enron Scandal. Governor Grey Davis was in a mountain of trouble, soon to be ousted and replaced by the Governator. Businesses were nervous, … Continue reading Just how well are you telling your story?
With the exception of Nigeria, Brazil has the largest population of Blacks in the world, hence I could not let this Black History Month end without acknowledging at least one of Brazil's Black female freedom fighters. There's no better heroine to feature than Benedita Souza da Silver Sampaio (1942-) who went from being born and … Continue reading Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Benedita Souza da Silva Sampaio
When Dr. Maya Angelou's spirit passed on in 2014, I was in Nigeria. I remember the hum of the oscillating fan I was sitting by watching television and how fascinated I was with the scope of global news coverage. Then Dr. Angelou's portrait consumed the screen and the broadcaster revealed that she was gone. For the … Continue reading Celebrating Black Female Freedom Fighters: Dr. Maya Angelou