Headlining in the press today is the culmination of women, saying, “no more”, “enough is enough” in the Me Too Movement. Surprise, but black women have dealt with these issues for as long as we can remember, and no one paid us enough attention to command the national spotlight. It has taken white women finding their voice to garner the attention that it dominated the news.  This is not to minimize the spirit of the movement, but women of color are again left to our own devices to cope.  We have always recognized the inequity of our paychecks as well as the lack of well-deserved promotions; but we handle it cases by case, endure it, suck it up, and push through.  I believe that all women must support each other not only in the “Me Too” movement, but white women must support us in the “Black Lives Matter” movement.  After all, women are impacted by the murder of our children and spouses.



Attending the exhibit of John Chase, the first African American architect student to attend the University of Texas




Chasing Perfection: The Work and Life of Architect John S. Chase

Black people are often the first; chasing perfection is a way of life for African Americans.  We strive to be the best in our fields.  We have learned to “power up” and control our destiny by ourselves with little help.


In the 1950’s, John Chase had to be the architect to hire himself because he was black, no one else would hire him.  He created a name for himself in Dallas, Houston, and Fort Worth.

The Gregory Lincoln Museum in Houston celebrates African Americans who became the firsts in their fields.


Beyond Empowerment; a night for women to share and celebrate sisterhood

Starting 2018 celebrating women and sisterhood is taking a step in the right direction

Farran Lornette, the coordinator and facilitator of Beyond Empowerment

Discussing books of empowerment

Thank you Farran for identifying the need for women to come together, celebrate, and empower themselves