Dorothy Height

Height spent decades working for racial equality and women’s rights, and her work often centered the ways in which racism and sexism were inextricably linked struggles for black women. As one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, Height was the only woman seated on the speaker’s platform. But, as Height told NPR in 2003, the male-dominated planning … Continue reading Dorothy Height

Marcella Simms

From our archives December 2008 Marcella Simms is a story you won’t soon forget. When we met for the interview, I was in awe of her honesty and openness about her journey. It took hard work but she did it. You can read her story and the full magazine. Click the link below.   http://mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=6688 #ujimamagazine #onlinemagazine #magazinelife #collectiveworkandresponsibility #ujimaarchives #ujimabirthday #eightyears #marcellasimms #memories #celebratingthevision … Continue reading Marcella Simms

Sickle Cell Month

Living with Sickle Cell What is Sickle Cell? Sickle cell disease is an inherited life-threatening blood disorder that affects the red blood cells. These sickled cells carry less oxygen to parts of the body and when these misshaped cells are clumped together causes pain crisis. It affects African  Americans, Hispanics, and many more ethnic groups. Sickle cell disease is quietly devastating. Its symptoms can occur in any part … Continue reading Sickle Cell Month

STREETS OF LIFE

My mind is collapsing into the wells of danger as the graves of my words challenge me for tomorrow. The ammunition of the day collides with the flesh of the night and the tears of a mother are heard beyond eternity. Hostile voices of ghetto life are being cultivated into the outline arenas of bloodstain fables. Hearing the concrete jungle play the sound of death … Continue reading STREETS OF LIFE

It’s Shout Out Wednesday!

Resource: CreateHer Stock http://www.createherstock.com/ Why The Shout Out? Are you are a blogger for your business or your personal blog? If you are like me you are always looking for photos that represent your content, brand and look like you. What I mean is as a black writer and founder of a black magazine, I want photos of black people My prayers were answered! I … Continue reading It’s Shout Out Wednesday!