Black in the Day…Scholarship, Sisterhood and Service

November 12, 1922: On this day the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority was founded at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven young educators. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (ΣΓΡ) was founded on November 12, 1922, at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven young educators. It was incorporated within the state of Indiana in December 1922 and became a national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to the Alpha chapter. The sorority is a non-profit whose aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and the education of youth are the…

My Brazilian Wax Experience…

Get a Brazilian Wax they said… it won’t hurt they said… So…I decided to see what the hype was about and went to a spa for a Brazilian wax. No one told me that you get waxed from the front door to the back door. I’m talking from the window to the wall! I knew my first experience would be my last. Waxing ain’t scripture! That sh@t is out of fellowship! However, the back door I could tolerate. I said to myself if I decide to go back that I’ll…

Black in the Day…Unbought and Unbossed

November 5, 1968:  On this day Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman to be elected to Congress. Shirley Chisholm (born Shirley Anita St. Hill, November 30, 1924–January 1, 2005) was the first African-American woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress. She represented the 12th Congressional District of New York for seven terms (1968–1982) and quickly became known for her work on minority, women’s, and peace issues. Chisholm won election to the 91st Congress (1969–1971) running under the slogan “unbought and unbossed.” In 1968 she ran for the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 12th…

Colonel Jennifer Riley Collins Could Make History in Mississippi’s Attorney General Election on Tuesday November 5

She’s shorter than I remember, strolling in right on time for our interview. We pass pleasantries reflecting on the last time we saw each other. “It was outside the governors mansion right?” “Right”, she said. “It was at the Families Belong Together Rally.” After the scandal of the Trumps family separation policy became public, a group of outraged Mississippians gathered together to protest outside of the governors mansion. Jennifer Riley Collins, then Executive Director of the Mississippi ACLU, was on hand to make sure all rights were protected as Mississippians…