I am a life long Los Angeles resident who loves Thriller movies and learning about History. In between working in HR Recruiting, hanging with my husband and daughter, and being active in Top Ladies of Distinction which is a non-profit humanitarian organization, I have found the time to write my first book which is a true life story based on real events that happen in my life. My mother and I faced devastating situations and not only fought to hold on to each other through poverty, discrimination, physical disabilities, death, but also to stand strong against the opposition that threatened to make them feel small and invisible...former NBA Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
My first book, Stand For Something or Stand For Nothing has already received excellent reviews on Amazon and Goodreads since it was released on July 27th. I also received a 5-Star rating from Readers' Favorite book reviews. I am working on my second book which will be based on my experience in West Africa. It will come out in late Spring of 2016.
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This is part of my preface for my second book "A Sense of Pride" which is about my journey to West Africa. Going to West Africa gave me a sense of pride, joy, and happiness that I never felt before in my life. In America, we as African-Americans never see or hear about our rich African culture and history. We are always told that we are descendants of slaves with no history of our own which causes us to always feel the need to assimilate. I found out that we are so much more than America perceive us to be. We are descendants of a people that created math and engineering which a lot of African-Americans don't even realize because we have been brainwashed to believe we have no accomplishments. We have been taught that our ancestors were running around in juggles and acting like savages until they were captured and brought to the Americas. We have been taught that we have no value, not beautiful, not smart, and we are not equal. Our rich African history has never been shared in American school books which is such a disservice to our children and ourselves. This is why I decided to share my beautiful journey which I hope inspires other African-Americans to visit Africa and learn their roots.
A Sense of Pride: An African-American Journey to West Africa
Just because you don't know the exact country or tribe that your ancestors descended from, doesn't mean they aren't apart of your ethnic make-up. Black history didn't begin in slavery, the first African royal dynasty began around 830 CE (CE is the correct term to use, most people know this as AD) in Ghana. My visits to Nigeria gave me a sense of pride to know that my roots descended from a rich history which will never be taken away from me.