Robert Smalls Was Amazing

Robert Smalls Was Amazing

Robert Smalls was amazing. He was an enslaved man who was forced to pilot the USS Planter for the Confederate Navy during the Civil War. The USS Planter was docked in Charleston, South Carolina. In the early morning hours of May 13, 1862, Smalls and a crew of fellow...
Althea Gibson Was Amazing

Althea Gibson Was Amazing

Althea Gibson was amazing. In case you didn’t know, she started out poor. In 1927 when she was born, her parents were sharecroppers on a cotton farm in South Carolina before they moved to Harlem to find economic opportunity due to the recession. Everyone knows...

Why I Like My Brown Skin…

I Like My Brown Skin Because…I Am Beautiful. I Like My Brown Skin Because…I Am A Survivor. I Like My Brown Skin Because…I Am Victorious. I Like My Brown Skin Because…I Want To Do What Is Right. I Like My Brown Skin Because…I Continue To...
Thinking Outside The Box

Thinking Outside The Box

Henry “Box” Brown was amazing. He was born into slavery in 1815 in Richmond, Virginia. After his wife and three children were sold away from him, he decided to attain freedom in an ingenious way. With the help of a free African American and a European American...

This Is A Blog

This is a blog about self image. A blog about affirmation. A blog about self worth. A blog about what comes natural. This is a blog about the fullness thereof. A blog about self-realization. A blog about aint’s. A blog about no stopping us. This is a blog about...

What Are Our Children Thinking: Part 2

Perhaps the saddest experience for me, and the one that prompted me to write this book, occurred a few months ago. It was a bright November morning when my 4-year-old grandson, John Christian, and I left a going-out-of-business sale at a major discount store. I had...

What Are Our Children Thinking: Part 1

African American children today are living in a nation that preaches equal opportunity for all, while practicing a policy of white privilege and black suppression. In every aspect of American life, children are programmed to see white people as the norm and to see...