Did you know that the first hotel in California was black owned?

I was inspired to  write this post after reading the first article in the fascinating series, “Unsung Black Women in History“, on Clutch Magazine. I wrote in the comments that it’s important that our kids understand that black history is filled with every day heroines and heroes who not only persevered but triumphed despite the […]

Yet another example of why the U.S. school system sucks – school throws out kids’ lunches because of parent’s debt

Forty kids at Uintah Elementary in Utah had their lunches ripped from their hands and thrown into the trash because their parents had owed money on their lunch accounts. The Salt Lake City school district apologized for taking  away the children’s lunches but their ideas about how to fix the issue revolve around notifying parents and […]

This Black History Month let’s celebrate the “othermothers” who helped us get to the “Promised Land”

  Today is the official start of Black History Month so most of my posts over this next month will celebrate African American history while highlighting the role of black mothers in that history. Harriet, Mamie, Coretta, Rosa, and countless nameless, faceless mothers got us here. Many of these women didn’t make cotton gins or […]