Strategy, Service and Serendipity (5-15-2016) Wilson College Commencement

Posted on 05/16/2016 at 11:07pm
Wilson College 2016 Commencement Program, Hood and Honorary Doctor of Letters.

Yesterday I had the privilege of delivering the commencement speech for Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1869, Wilsonread more >

Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes! (A’Lelia Walker and Langston Hughes)

Posted on 02/01/2016 at 7:14pm
Langston Hughes

Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes and Happy Black History Month 2016! For my A’Lelia Walker biography, I’m in the midst ofread more >

Happy 148th Birthday to Madam C. J. Walker!

Posted on 12/23/2015 at 10:22am
MW Portrait Color aleliabundles.com MadamWalkerFamilyArchives 8-28-2015 for BIO

Today — December 23, 2015 — is the 148th anniversary of Madam C. J. Walker’s birth! She was born Sarahread more >

A’Lelia Walker and Pope Pius XI (Rome 1922)

Posted on 09/22/2015 at 5:18pm
Pope Pius XI in February 1922

As President Obama greeted Pope Francis on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base this afternoon, I couldn’t help butread more >

A World of Words: Asian American Poets at the Library of Congress

Posted on 05/05/2015 at 10:56am
Books by poets Cathy Linh Che, Eugenia Leigh, R. A. Villanueva and Ocean Vuong who read at the Library of Congress on May 4, 2015.

To be a writer is to live in the world of words. To get a thrill and a chill fromread more >