Life Lessons from Teen Pageants

The Miss Universe Organization crowned Miss Missouri Teen USA, Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff as Miss Teen USA 2017, today. Yes, I know.  Normally, I don't pay attention to pageants either. I don't watch or root for the hometown representative - nothing.    When I became an adult, I turned up my nose at all pageants.  I was... Continue Reading →

Author Digs Facts to Tell Story of First Black Female Aviator by Nita Lelyveld dateline: Washington - She was pioneer American Aviator. Her flight drew big crowds. She was daring and exciting and beautiful, too. And she died tragically while flying, But unlike her contemporary Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman made no splash in history. Bessie... Continue Reading →

Have you ever watched a movie and noticed the main character is reading a book?  In the film, X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)  Scully has at her bedside "Beautiful Wasps Having Sex" by Dori Carter . The fiction story has an intriguing premise - especially if you're one who has wondered why movie studio... Continue Reading →

  "Stop! The love you save may be your own! Darling, take it slow Or some day you'll be all alone."       Just kidding...  

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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