protests in Ferguson

August 18, 2017
What was a citizen’s council?

Over the years, people have questioned why does what it does: teach and honor African American history. We teach about people, events and problems that—sadly—schools fail to teach and that standard history books—again, sadly–fail to include. But our mission at is to keep history alive and to keep learning from history. And we […]

May 11, 2017
You have a voice: Use it!

Do you know how to use your voice? “Of course!” you answer, “I know how to talk.” I understand the misunderstanding and your disbelief in my question. No disrespect intended. But that doesn’t answer my question. I’m asking if you know how to use your voice. Your “voice” is your power. Talking is your ability […]

May 7, 2015
The United State of African Americans

As an African American woman living in Belgium, there are times when I feel very disconnected. Often, I am the only Black person in the room—it is very rare that there is another African American in the room unless it is my son. See Am I the Only One? Other times, I’m the only American. […]

September 3, 2014
Did you feel the heat this summer?

  I just returned to Belgium from my summer vacation in the United States. I enjoyed spending time with my family in California and Hawaii. I enjoyed hiking in Tahoe. I enjoyed strolling on the college campus in Berkeley. I loved the shopping. But I am breathing a sigh of relief that I am leaving […]