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My ‘Aha’ Moment As a Black Woman

Dashikis, Roots, and MLK. Three words that can capture the festive essence of Black History Month. While some would have this month to reflect the adversity that Blacks have faced in America — from slavery, to segregation, to injustice and the like — the original creator, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, established it as a month […]


Yes, I’m Proudly Black, and I Want to Be Your Friend!

I know what you may be thinking. “I cannot believe she said, ‘proudly black’! What does that even mean? I bet if I said I was ‘proudly white,’ I’d get called a racist!” Well, you’re probably right on that second point. Someone would probably call you a racist. However, I wouldn’t. I hope you are […]


Across Cultural Lines: Raising Proud Multiethnic Children

Michael Crichton said, “If you don’t know history, you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is a part of a tree.” Though the thoughts and experiences I’m about to share are personal, I believe that any American who is not a Native American can relate to the importance of understanding […]