Imagine if you could let your fingers do the walking (clicking) through the annals of all things written by and about African-Americans. You’ve heard of the dark web but did you know there’s a search […]
By show of hands, how many of you have been a layoff casualty? Reduction-In-Force victim? The only thing similar to experiencing a layoff, is a punch in the gut. It’s been my goal to avoid […]
When Chesley* entered the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010, black women were making history as the most educated group in the United States. The National Center of Education Statistics1 reports for the academic […]
…And she could get her start through a scholarship from the prestigious Joffrey Academy of Dance, the official school of The Joffrey Ballet. Due in part to a $200,000 challenge grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation, Chicago […]
What I found on the Internet today may bolster the clarion call #BlackLivesMatter; and it seems some credit may actually go to past presidential administrations including the current one for helping to preserve black lives. […]
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,”– George Santayana (1905) Reason in Common Sense, p. 284, volume 1 of The Life of Reason
Laura was living the life of her dreams. She’d just signed an employment contract with one of the most prestigious legal consultancy firms in U.S. She’d settled all her debts and her credit rating was soaring by the minute. Laura signed a new lease for a condominium that overlooked New York City’s Central Park. Life couldn’t be more perfect;
“except guys from my past are calling and emailing me,” Laura told me.
She said it wouldn’t have been so weird, if she had spoken to these men recently. But she hadn’t. Laura said the last time she heard from any of them was right before she graduated law school 2 years prior.
My search engine travels took me to the Commonplace books of renowned Science Fiction novelist Octavia E. Butler. I’m richer in spirit to know her words and work live beyond the pages of her many novels. More about […]
A black woman’s research project and subsequent manuscript leads to feature film “Hidden Figures” (2017). “Hidden Figures” is the story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who were the brains behind the space race and astronaut […]
Remember when you were in high school and had to prepare an essay? An essay, your teacher said, would be 20% of your final grade? If you’re like me, the anxiety to produce a thesis […]
As a writer, you already know writing is 10% Creativity and 90% Research. As a result, when looking for information online a lot of websites pop-up through the search engines. While searching for the origin […]