Dr. Maya Angelou Dies at 86

This morning we learned that Dr. Maya Angelou passed away peacefully this morning in her home.  The renowned poet and author left a legacy of truth telling about cultural ills faced by African Americans and more.  She told her own story and gave legitimacy to so many others who struggled silently.

May 28th is a […]

From Inmate to President

From Inmate to President – Gerald Hankerson

The head of the NAACP for the Seattle region was once serving a life sentence for aggravated murder.

At 18 years old Gerald Hankerson was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Despite his testimony of mistaken participation, he was convicted mainly on the basis of […]


A month after watching Lupita accept her Academy Award, I cracked open a new book by an African author I hadn’t heard about.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote a brilliant story that catches you in it’s high and low points of emotion.  [Spoiler Alert: Don't read any further if you like surprises with your books.]  The […]

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