Ketanji Brown Jackson

Photo by Los Angeles Times "I am standing here today by the grace of God as testament to the love and support that I've received from my family." Ketanji Brown Jackson recently made history when President Biden nominated her for Supreme Court of the United States to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin …

The Remarkable Jane Bolin

I’m Jane Bolin and I’m proud to say that I’ve made history.  In 1931, I became the first Black woman to graduate from Yale Law School.  And on July 22, 1939, I was sworn in as a judge in New York City and served for the next 40 years. Getting there wasn’t easy.  My father …

Time to Make Up

Malory went into the guest room where Rasik was still sleeping. He was sitting on the bed, with his knees drawn and his arms folded. The sheets covered the lower part of his body. Her eyes traveled over his bare torso. How tempted she was to walk over there and push him on to his …

Pauli Murray

True community is based on upon equality, mutuality, and reciprocity. It affirms the richness of individual diversity as well as the common human ties that bind us together - AZ Quotes Pauli Murray was a civil rights activist, feminist, lawyer, writer, poet and the first woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest, serving for eight …

The Ultimatum

“If you don’t end your relationship with that black woman, the engagement is off and you can kiss your job at this company goodbye.” Mr. Addington's face was flushed with anger. Brett stared at the man who in a couple of months' time would be his father-in-law.  He didn’t need much more clarity than that. …

Ashamed

We have been seeing each other under the quiet. Holding hands when no one is around. Kissing in a dark corner so no one could see us. Avoid going to restaurants or places where we might run into his friends or heaven forbid, his family. I haven't been to his place since his mother showed …

The MP’s Secret Affair

Martina Shaw stood there, waiting, debating whether or not to go into the restaurant. Laird Pendlebury was in there with his friends. Going in there now would be foolish. No one knew about their relationship. He wanted it that way. He said that it was because he was an MP and although he wasn't married, …

Stand Up

“I’m tired of hearing people say, all lives matter.” “Well, they do.” “I’m not saying that they don’t.  All I’m saying is that when people say that they are downplaying the Black Lives Matter Movement.” “Black Lives Matter Movement sounds militant.” “It isn’t.  It’s a cry for justice, a cry to end the systemic racism …

Take It Slow

What do you do when you walk into a café one late Sunday afternoon and you notice a beautiful, sexy and confident black woman sitting across from your table, alone and who stares through to your soul?  Remind yourself that you’re already in a relationship and look away?  Do you move to another table where …

Love Lives On/Tranquil #writephoto

I stood there in the secluded spot and tranquil place where we used to meet.  It was our secret place where we could love each other freely.  Back there it was against the law for a white man and a black woman to have relations.  Race mixing as they called it was banned.  The punishment …

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