Black History at the Emmy Awards!

The 69th Emmy Awards broadcasted this Sunday and it was a night of Black history! Imagine that!   Donald Glover, won for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for the “B.A.N.” episode of Atlanta. He became the first African-American to win an Emmy in the Directing category for a comedy series. And the Outstanding Lead […] Continue Reading…

Why DO I DO this???

Why do I do this?  Why is Black History important to me?  Short answer…I do not want children to grow up not knowing their history. Not knowing that African Americans have played a major role in the progress of this country. I do not want African American children, or any other children for that matter, […] Continue Reading…

Education is a powerful weapon!

Mr. Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”  A very powerful statement. It’s like, the more you know, the more you grow.  I read something that I’d like to share from an article written by Arne Duncan, past U.S. Secretary of Education:  Education is the […] Continue Reading…

Find and Support STEM and Literacy Programs

#STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and in some organizations Arts have been added to create #STEAM. We have the programs – make sure your children are there. It’s all about exposure. If children are not aware that these career choices are available, they can’t aspire to be an engineer, scientist or techie. If […] Continue Reading…

Hidden Figure Prevention

I had the pleasure of attending the graduation ceremonies at the David E. Glover Education and Technology Center in Oakland. The young folks received their certifications for completing the summer program and accomplishing their projects. It was heart-warming to see so many young Black girls and boys hovering over computers working on coding for virtual […] Continue Reading…

Our very own Hidden Figure! Yep! Novato native

Yep – seriously!!  I get goosebumps just thinking about that!! Right here in our own backyard! Introducing Mrs. Yvonne Cagle, Astronaut. She is also a medical doctor. Talk about #STEM and #Black History!! During May 1989, while a flight surgeon assigned to the 48th Tactical Hospital, United Kingdom, Cagle volunteered to serve as the Air […] Continue Reading…

Golf? Yep – Black History there too!

Tiger – I really miss that young man. He was such an inspiration to up and coming young people thinking about playing golf, especially young Black children. So golf, let’s see who’s giving it a swing these days. First we have Mr. Lee Elder, the first African American to play in the Masters as well […] Continue Reading…

STEM? Yes! STEM!

Why? Because everything we do revolves around science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  Everything! Black History – STEM!  Yes, they go hand in hand. African American inventors and scientists from as far back as the 1700’s were involved with science, technology, engineering and math. Slaves or free people – they got it! They understood the […] Continue Reading…

Just Keeping it Real

The fundraising campaign for the first book, Jaxon’s Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists of my children’s book series, Just Imagine…What If There Were No Black People in the World? ends Wednesday 7/19. I must say this has been a challenging and very rewarding project. I’ve met some wonderful people during this campaign. Some […] Continue Reading…

A 19 year old Hidden Figure

This 19-Year-Old Just Became The First Black Woman To Play In The Top-Tier Of U.S. Polo The sport of Polo has long had an image of being a sport for the rich, white elite, not something inner-city kids flocked to or even get to see up close. Things are changing on that front as Shariah Harris […] Continue Reading…