As a 3-year-old, before I could even spell, I scribbled furiously in the notebooks I kept clutched at my side. My mom says it was a sign that I was going to become a writer. In honor of National Author’s Day (Nov. 1), I interviewed several California authors to discover what similar traits, if any, they displayed as children. Here are six signs that your child is a budding author:
Interview: Natasha Sistrunk Robinson Talks 'A Sojourner's Truth: Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World'
Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, speaker, mentor, and leadership consultant, talks with Faithfully Magazine about her latest book, A Sojourner’s Truth: Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World.
Madeleine L’Engle is one of the literary world’s brightest lights. An avid journal writer and prolific author, she penned more than 50 books during her career — including the classic “A Wrinkle In Time” — and inspired legions of fans, young and old, along the way.
Aretha Franklin fought the patriarchy with fashion, her full-figured body and her refusal to conform
With a litany of awards and honors, including eight competitive Grammys, one Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, 73 entries on the Billboard Hot 100, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the honor of being the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Franklin will go down in history as one of the best — if not the best singer — to ever grace an American stage.
The 69th Primetime Emmys had one of the most diverse groups of nominees ever, including writer and actress Lena Waithe.
She is also the first black woman to have won in that category.
So far, 2018 has been a year of activism for women. The #MeToo movement included women in nearly every industry exposing workplace sexism and harassment. It’s grown into the action-oriented #TimesUp movement. Equal pay has taken a front seat, too, with major court rulings aiding efforts to close the gender pay gap. And the second anniversary of the Women’s March in January attracted hundreds of thousands of people all over the country.
But throughout these efforts, one thing’s been clear: Wom...
10 women reveal how they achieved their dream career. We don’t know about you, but to say their stories are inspiring is an understatement.
With all the start-ups and college-dropout CEOs out there (plus projections that 10 years from now, 50 percent of Americans will be freelancers), some forward-thinking moms have added entrepreneur training to the list of skills they're teaching their kids.
It’s a new day for the Miss America pageant. The 97-year-old entity recently announced plans to nix the swimsuit competition, a move widely viewed as a pivot toward modernization in a post-#MeToo world.
Still, one person’s progress may be another person’s skepticism. Following the big announcement, responses were predictably mixed: Some said scrapping the swimsuits is unnecessary, while others argued that change is long overdue.
This shift is a clear departure from the pageant’s lengthy histo...
ABC’s "The Mayor" is a show that depicts young black men as they really are: smart, creative, and savvy; as capable of trash talking, roasting, and rapping as they are at rising to the occasion and becoming proactive, caring members of their communities.
It’s been half a century since MLK’s assassination. Let’s look at the story of two lesser-known civil rights activists who also died for equal rights: Harriette and Harry Moore.
The Moores were the first civil rights activists to be assassinated in a long string of murders that included Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and others. They were also the first and only couple to be killed in the fight for civil rights.
December 25, 1951 started as a special day for Harry and Harrie...
Chanté Grifftin, a black American actor, fantasizes about the Royal Wedding — if it were completely on Meghan Markle’s terms.