Chicago has elected the first African American female as Mayor. In addition, she is openly gay. On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in an historic run-off election, Lori Lightfoot won over 70% of the votes beating Toni Preckwinkle. Preckwinkle is also an African American female. I’m a native Chicagoan who was born and raised in North […]Read More Congrats Mayor-Elect Lightfoot
I’ve wrestled with what to write next. My last post highlighted former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book titled Becoming. I wrote briefly about some basic parallels in our lives. Having now read more of the book and learning about Mrs. Obama’s path to becoming a phenomenal First Lady, I wanted to discuss more about her […]Read More More On Becoming
Those choosing to run for office these days are fueled by a U.S. President you met the minimum requirements for the office and that is just about all. Never served in an elected role at a local, state, or federal level nor in the military.Read More Life, Liberty and Running for Office
When I was around 7 years old, I recall asking my mom, “why do we always have some rice or potatoes, a green vegetable, and meat?” She responded, “because that makes up a balanced meal.” It is a lesson that I still carry with me today. When I cook or eat out I make sure […]Read More Lessons from My Mom
Today, the 26th I Believe Anita Hill Party will take place in Columbia, SC. This must attend event for individuals who believe in Women’s Rights had simple beginnings. In 1991 a group of women across various political, socio-economic statuses, religions, and professions gathered together to watch Dr. Anita Hill testify during Clarence Thomas Senate Confirmation […]Read More 26th I Believe Anita Hill Party
There have been 43 White men as U.S. President. President Obama finally broke up the club of whiteness and added some diversity. He is truly in all aspects of the term African-American; since he was born to a White mother from the Midwest and an African father from Kenya. When running for office there was […]Read More Why I Love The Obamas
The 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution passed in the Senate on June 4, 1919, this was 97 years ago. The amendment reads “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power […]Read More Clinton Shatters Glass Ceiling
My mother’s number one rule was always treat people with respect. Her advice is reflective of the golden rule that can be found in many cultures and religions. Treating others as you wish to be treated is something said by mothers in all parts of the planet. China, India, Africa, England, Canada, Mexico, the United […]Read More Rule Number One, From My Mom
I am the product of generations of activists. African American along with Native American ancestors who consistently fought for their civic, civil, and human rights. It is in my blood to be active and present in my own existence.Read More Voting Matters
Blessings of angels tending
to the left and right.
Our ancestors paved a path
of hope and determination.