Archive for Black History Month

Mayor David Dinkins #BlackHistory

Posted in Black Lives Matter, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 1, 2017 by Raqiyah Mays

I had the honor of meeting NYC’s first and only black mayor, David Dinkins, at Mayor De Blasio and 1st lady Chirlane McCray’s Black History Month reception. I had a wonderful moment speaking to Mr. Dinkins about what the next generation of leaders should be doing now. He said they should find an organization to partner with and do the work within. He said, “See that turtle over there on that fence? That turtle didn’t get there alone. That turtle got there by standing on the shoulders of those who came before it.” #BlackHistory

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Posted in The Man Curse with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

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VH1 Black History Month Throwback

Posted in Black Lives Matter, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

Whenever Black History Month comes around, I always think of this: 2009. VH1. A commercial series I was featured in cast by Jennifer Schram Maxwell & Fredgy Noël featuring some pretty dope folks like Lawrence Alexander, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Michaela Angela Davis, Brandee A. Younger – to name a few others deemed – “Future Leaders.” #GREATMemory #BlackHistoryMonth