The First…

There is a scene in Hidden Figures where Mary Jackson (played by Janelle Monae) has to argue why she should be allowed to attend a school so she can become a NASA engineer. The powerful moment came when she said to the judge “Your honor, out all the cases you going to hear today. Which […]

Good Home Training

My maternal grandmother was Lottie Stephens Redd. Her birthday was December 1 – the day after mine. I like to think I was an early birthday gift as we were kindred spirits. I remember vividly the last time I saw her alive. She was just recovering (from what I can’t remember), my Aunt Gloria was […]