“Not Religious, but Spiritual” Means What Exactly?

Recently, I wrote about spiritual enlightenment in a discussion (AALBC.com ) that centered on Beyoncé 's Grammy performance. It seems as if everyone has an opinion on her costume, but little knowledge to go with it. Well maybe if you're from West Africa you knew immediately which Goddess she was emulating. Mostly everyone else who …

Katherine Johnson, Legendary Mathematician and Inspiration for the Upcoming Film Hidden Figures, Turns 98

Along with helping the United States win the Space Race for NASA, Katherine Johnson, physicist and mathematician also worked on the Space Shuttle program, the Earth Resources Satellite and plans for the mission to Mars. Hidden Figures hits theaters Jan. 13 Source: Katherine Johnson, Legendary Mathematician and Inspiration for the Upcoming Film Hidden Figures, Turns …

NCES : Black Women Most Educated Group in the U.S.|WIFOTIT

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 years 1999-2000 through 2009-10, degree-granting institutions conferred more academic degrees to women than men. Black women received the highest percentage …

Black Women are Working in Record Numbers and Black Men Declining Death Rates| WIFOTIT

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. Let me backtrack, my research actually began in February of this year.  It was then when I learned the suicide …

Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

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 John Glenn's 1962 orbit. Check out Margot Shetterly talk at NASA Langley's youtube channel More on the film from IndieWire.com: UPDATE …