Archive for Black History

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

Meet Taraji P. Henson’s character in Hidden Figures: Katherine Johnson

Posted in Black Lives Matter, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 10, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

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Check out Taraji’s real-life character, Katherine Johnson in the upcoming film, Hidden Figures about black female NASA scientists. I was happy to read her story in Vanity Fair. #BlackHistory #BlackGirlMagic

READ MORE: Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil.

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