I Am My Sister’s Keeper: Atatiana, Sandra, Korryn and Why I Won’t Be Silent on Tomorrow’s National #DayOfOutrage

I retreated, the weight of the headlines, the trauma of being a black woman in America too much to maintain my sanity. I retreated to the safe place. In solitude. A place where I learned as a little girl to block out the noise and the danger, to whisper prayers quietly, where my black skin blended with the darkness and I could be small in a sea of vast emptiness that will not hurt me. But, I can’t live there. I can’t make money, and kiss babies and create art.…

Black in the Day…The Passing of a Civil Rights Legend

October 24, 2005: On this day, Rosa Parks, the woman known as the “mother of the civil rights movement,” died. Parks turned the course of American history by refusing in 1955 to give up her seat on a bus for a white man. Rosa Parks , née Rosa Louise McCauley, (born February 4, 1913, Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.—died October 24, 2005, Detroit, Michigan), African American civil rights activist whose refusal to relinquish her seat on a public bus to a white man precipitated the 1955–56 Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama, which is recognized as the spark that ignited the U.S. civil rights…

Please Share With Current HBCU Students: Apply to Apple’s 40 Million HBCU Scholarship Program

Overview The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to present the Apple HBCU Scholars Program to outstanding students attending a Historically Black College or University. Eligible students should be currently working towards a degree in an undergraduate, Masters, Law or Ph.D. program. Selected Scholars will receive a $15,000 merit-based scholarship and participate in a 12-week internship during the summer of 2020. Each scholar will be assigned an Apple mentor throughout their experience, receive an opportunity to develop key skills, enhance their resumes and help launch…

Nothing will stop 6 Year Old, Love, From Walking, Not even Cerebral Palsy. Stop for a moment and Be Inspired.

When 6 year old Love’s mother began recording, she had no idea what she was about to witness. After all for all of her young life, her daughter Love, had been using a walker due to cerebral palsy. But on last Friday, Love defied the odds and the prognosticators when she took matters into her own hands… and feet. Love, determined to go from one place to another without her walker, stood up- and walked towards her mother and the couch. With every step her enthusiasm grew and when she…

Black in the Day…”I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired”

October 6, 1917: On this day one of this country’s greatest civil rights leaders, community organizers, and women’s rights activists were born. Fannie Lou Hamer was a voting and women’s rights activist, community organizer, and a leader in the civil rights movement. She was the co-founder and vice-chair of the Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Hamer also organized Mississippi‘s Freedom Summer along with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She was also a co-founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus, an organization created to recruit, train, and support women of all races who wish to seek election to…