Our history is rich with the desire for freedom. No matter what you do in life, there will always be someone or something that prevents you from achieving the level of freedom you desire. Take the early settlers from Europe. They did not like the English king telling them what to do so they started… Continue reading Freedom
My sisters and I were able to give my father the gift of his ancestral beginnings this year. I gave him a DNA test, through http://www.africanancestry.com, that determined which African country his paternal DNA is from and solved the mystery of where a portion of my family was taken from during the slave trade. As… Continue reading This Christmas,
I had the privilege of seeing Hamilton last weekend. This musical was so profound and important to me because of my love of history and the events that shaped our present. Upon leaving the theater, my mind swirled with thoughts provoked by the points brought up concerning Alexander Hamilton’s life. He was a person who… Continue reading History has its eyes on you
Today, in the US, we celebrate our independence. July 4, 1776 marks the day that the original 13 colonies declared themselves an independent nation, separate from England. This year it's especially difficult for me to celebrate because of the condition of this country. I feel some level of shame for the things right outside my… Continue reading History on repeat
My company has recently put an emphasis on diversity inclusion as part of the Company's annual goals and values. In a few weeks, there will be a diversity inclusion panel discussion where we will discussion the importance of having diverse people in the company. This made me shudder. Not because I don't believe in diversity… Continue reading Diversity forever
I was thinking about how we love our labels. It seems like humans can not survive without putting someone or something into a category. It is in our nature to learn and to evolve and with that, we have a need to classify data for storage but this is dividing us and preventing us from… Continue reading Labels = data. Data = Thirst for Knowledge.