FaLessia Booker Loves Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down

I really appreciate the unique viewpoint of this book. I consider myself very well-read, and have encountered very few titles that have touched on the topic of safe sex from so many angles. Dangerous Lee handles this subject through a series of informative, eye-catching short stories that made me stop and think. The HIV information Read More …

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Irish-American Heritage Month Spotlight: Gerry Hartigan

Name and occupation: Gerry Hartigan, author, speaker, business analyst. What do you love most about being of Irish heritage? I have great pride in being from a country of poets, singers and scholars. The Irish have a love of life which allows us to enjoy each day. Can you tell us an interesting Irish history Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Jarid Manos

Name and Title: Jarid Manos – Green Leader, Social Transformation Activist, Thought Leader, Author, Environmentalist What do you do and why? Founder and CEO of Great Plains Restoration Council (GPRC). Based in Houston, Texas, the organization works to restore and protect the nation’s shattered prairies and plains through developing youth and young adult leaders in Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Vangie Williams – Author of The Broken Life Journals

Name and Title:  Vangie Williams author of The Broken Life Journals What do you do and why? I am a genealogist, historian, and author. I love all elements of my life but none more than history, especially the history behind the history, the families who lived and died for the history. It is my mission Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Deborah L. Parker

Name and Title: Deborah L. Parker, Author, Speaker and Principal Consultant, The DPJ Training Group What do you do and why? I conduct seminars on leadership, diversity and communications for organizations to enhance their employee’s knowledge and performance. This work allows me to share my gifts of teaching with insight from everyday situations at work Read More …

Movie Review: MOOZ-LUM

Mooz-lum is an independent film that was released on limited screens, but you can pick it up at your local Family Video. It stars Evan Ross, Nia Long, Danny Glover, and was filmed entirely in Southeast Michigan. It follows the trials and tribulations of an African American Muslim family pre and post 9/11. This film Read More …

Did You Know Carly Simon is Black?

This is news to me and I must say that I am quite shocked, but Carly Simon does have a very distinctive mouth and other ethnic features, so it’s really not a surprise. According to my research her father is Jewish and also the co-founder of publisher Simon and Schuster, and her mother is of Read More …