Black History Month: A Salute to Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, on July 16, 1947, where she lived for three years with her parents and grandparents, Lula and Frank Hill. After her parents divorced in 1950, Shakur spent most of her childhood in Wilmington, North Carolinawith her grandmother, until her family relocated to Queens when she was a teenager. For …

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Black History Month: A Salute to Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o is an international filmmaker and actress known for her Academy Award-winning role as Patsey in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. Born in 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico. Her parents, Dorothy and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, were in political exile at the time of her birth, but were able to return to their homeland …

Black History Month: A Salute to Septima Poinsette Clark

Septima Poinsette Clark (nicknamed the 'Mother of the Movement') was a teacher and civil rights activist whose citizenship schools helped enfranchise and empower African Americans. Born on May 3, 1898, in Charleston, South Carolina, Clark branched out into social action with the NAACP while working as a teacher. As part of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, …

Ever Wonder?

Ever wonder? Ever wonder why people do the things they do, like lie, cheat or steal? Ever wonder about life in general? I know for me,  I often wonder about the future. Who would I marry? What will my career be? What will my children be like? Sometimes I wonder about more serious issues. How …

Billionaires Prefer To Date Black Women; Says They Are ‘Loyal’

Two days ago, a friend of mine alerted me to this interesting article on BallerAlert.com. Instantly, the title alone has me curious. It reads "Billionaire Says "Black Women Are For Grown Ups"". Hmmm... Before I fully read the article, I was a little skeptical because I had never seen any billionaires with women of color …