Born February 15, 2000, Brianna Booker is a student at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio she is currently a junior Sociology major with a minor in African American Studies. Her aspirations are to become a civil rights attorney, and eventually go on to teach Black studies after retirement. There is a Malcolm X quote which states “If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary,” and she has decided to make that the motto for her life. She has served as an intern with the United Negro College Fund, and as the Community Coordination/ Programs and Research Chair for the Texas NAACP Youth and College division among other things. In her free time, she runs Italkblack.com where she encourages all who enter the website to keep an “ACE” up their sleeve—advocacy, culture, and empowerment. She also enjoys working with young people in order to raise up the next generation of young Black scholars, activists, and leaders.
Born on October 21, 1960, 28-year-old Mulugeta Seraw moved to Portland, Oregon looking to further his education by obtaining a degree in business from Portland Community College, and working multiple jobs to provide for his wife and then six year old son, Henok, who remained … Read MoreMulugeta Seraw (1960-1988)