Harvard University's Queen Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham = Queen Calafía. Making History HER-story. Reign!

I was overjoyed to meet all at the culmination of dreams of those that presented “Fredrick Douglass, 19th Century Civil Rights Activist: His Legacy Today” event at the U.S. National Archives in Washington D.C. on October 18, 2018.  I was especially moved to astonishment to meet Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham, the first African American woman to head Harvard’s Department of History.  I began my research at the U.S. Archives, LOC, and Harvard University to author my book Who is the Black Queen Calafia of Golden California?: The Real Wonder Woman).  Thus, as a Tuskegee University engineering alumna and TJSL law student, it was truly a full circle moment.  As I am evolving into the “social engineer” Charles Hamilton Houston, Harvard University law graduate and Howard University learned, spoke of.  At the event, it was disclosed that King Douglass was not so much concerned with the effects of American Slavery to his physical body but what it was doing to “his intellect”.  Dr. Evelyn spoke also of how Douglass was a true intellectual and it “struck” her that he loved art and yet was intellectual as much as King DuBois.  Thanks Queen Evelyn.  Recall, Harvard University’s Dr. W.E.B. DuBois was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University from the Department of History who yearned for us to stop the propaganda of history.  Harvard University’s Carter G. Woodson was the second African American to graduate from the Department of History and yearned for Black people to take pride in being Black, initiating Black History Month in America.  Now, a Black woman leads THE History Department.  OMG! History IS alive!

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America, let’s prove, once more, that these brilliant Black visionaries’ dreams are not dead, but ALIVE in California as Harvard University’s Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale (a White American) desired.  It is time to combine their kingly dreams!  Come up from Slavery, and the Civil Rights Movement to lift the veil of ignorance as Tuskegee University’s founder Booker T. Washington desired, to restore Black people’s intellectual property rights in The Queen of California.  Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is Queen Calafía in the flesh! So proud of her accomplishments and what will surely come. Together, Black women and all intelligent Americans shall reign in the royal truth!  Our ancestors are screaming: it is time to love California!   

“Power concedes nothing without a demand.” - Fredrick Douglass. Therefore, 1) sign the petition by pressing sign and 2) pass the California Censored National Public Service Announcement

-Tamra L. Dicus queenc@caliisme.com

Founder and Owner of CALIFORNIA IS ME

Thank you to my undisclosed kings and queens, Fredrick Douglas National Historic Site, the Fredrick Douglass Family Initiatives, ASALH, U.S. National Archives, National Park Service, ASALH, NAAHCM, and Harvard University.

#Justice4QueenCalafia #RealWonderWoman #RevealTheSeal #CaliforniaIsMe

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 Queen Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Harvard University Director of History Department and Tamra L. Dicus, CALIFORNIA IS ME Founder and author of “Who is the Black Queen Calafia of Golden California?: The Real Wonder Woman”

Queen Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Harvard University Director of History Department and Tamra L. Dicus, CALIFORNIA IS ME Founder and author of “Who is the Black Queen Calafia of Golden California?: The Real Wonder Woman”

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Queen Calafía’s finest: Queen Angela Davis, the baddest California warrior visited Washington D.C.

Super Saturday soars with tons of empowering quotes!

What an honor to meet Queen Calafía’s finest warrior and Oakland’s Black Panther—Angela Davis! I empowered myself with the California Black Women Amazon warrior spirit, as I had my super CALIFORNIA IS ME EST. 1510™ tee-shirt on (Kanye, you’re not the only one with super powers), to fight the long lines wrapped around the corner in the rain.  Queen Angela slayed this week, debuting her latest book, “Freedom is a Constant Struggle” at Busboys and Poets in D.C. to a pack filled room.  Amy Goodman, television reporter at Democracy Now!, interviewed The Queen with poignant questions, stating how “history gets erased so quickly” and how Queen Aretha Franklin offered to post bail for Angel Davis. 

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Queen Aretha, as told by Amy Goodman, stated, “[I] got the money from Black people and I want to use it to help Black people!...[A]ngela Davis must go free.  Angela Davis will be free.”  How apropos for California’s regal Black name to embrace such powerful Black women, true to its very name.  One day California’s freedom from censorship will occur. [sign the petition here] The freedom in the collective Black American intellectual property will ensure more Black women are Queens of California: Arethas, Angelas, Oprahs and their offspring are Kings of California: Malcolms, Martins, and Baracks.  A true California warrior can only bounce back from three death penalties, being followed and fired from UCLA.   Queen Angela expressed the need for hiring Black attorneys.  Trust is the obvious reason. 

I was overwhelmed to joy and encouraged to listen to her transformative, survival American story to continue to eradicate racism.   What an empowering, enlightening, and explosive night!  Calafía’s California is back to reign!

 

A transcript (may not be in its final form) of the event is as follows with a voice recording below.    

Angela Davis - It was “…1971. George was uh, was killed by uh, San Quentin guards. And umm it was during that period there was so much going on, uh that it was uh, we could hardly find the time to morn and to grieve because, you know, something else would happen…[T]hat period was so compressed…[I]’ll never forget when my uh, attorney Howard Moore and um my attorney Margret Burnum…[c]ame to visit me because at that particular time I was back in solitary confinement ‘cause I had been extradited to California…”. 

Amy Goodman- “And you chose to have Black attorneys which is a very important statement. Um hum.”

Angel Davis- “Well, yeah. I mean, why no-, I mean-why. The thing is, there was so many political prisoners during that period…[T]here were, there were really good attorneys…[B]ut, but there were also Black attorneys who were committed who had a history um in civil rights activism...”. 

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Listen to more of the video clip (here).

Buy Queen Angela Davis’ book (here).  

Read an article by the L.A. Free Press, 8/27/1971 (here) titled, “Angela Davis on George Jackson”.


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Happy International Girls Day! Keep Pushing California of D.C.!

Today, October 11, is International Girls Day. Teach a girl, teach the world! CALIFORNIA IS ME thanks PUSH for sharing in this vision, and for a platform to educate, celebrate, and act for Queen Calafía, the real Wonder Woman in the Seal. The queendom of California is in the District! Education is power, arm up! Press sign @ www.caliisme.com for the petition to restore Her Majesty. Thank you all so much for the support! It was an enlightening, empowering night. @CaliforniaIsMe @pushthecity Get your R3 on! Rise, reign, and rule!

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Louisiana Seal Changed to Darken the Skin for Native Americans, California, tag, you're it!

The New Orleans Advocate newspaper reports on New Orleans, Louisiana’s seal to more accurately represent the true, dark melanin of Native Americans. The truth shall set you free! It is time to live in the truth of who we were and are as Americans. How refreshing that Louisiana leads the nation toward knowledge and not ignorance! Way to go Queen Mayor LaToya Cantrell, let’s influence California to do the same! Sign the petition #Justice4QueenCalafia #RevealTheSeal “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”- James Madison, Fourth President of the USA

Lifting the Veil of Ignorance at the ALC Congressional Black Caucus, Washington D.C., Sept. 2018

Spreading California love! Special thanks to all those Queens and Kings that helped disseminate CALIFORNIA IS ME’s mission: Donna Brazile, Rep. (New York) Yvette Clark, Professor Michael Eric Dyson, Rock Newman, TCA’s Ivy Pendleton, Stevie T., and Rep. (Our California) Maxine Waters. Each 1 Teach 1! See radio and TV interviews (here). See more pictures (here). We are rising! Made for now! #RevealTheSeal #Justice4QueenCalafia

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Labor Day Blast Young Blacks n Business Event San Diego, CA

What an empowering day at the YBnB event in San Diego.  Laboring in work and likewise in love, true value is realized.  Remembering those who labored for free and sacraficed all to build our great America. Blessings to our African Ancestors and the descendents thereof.  It was great to see us all helping one another.  We may all now have pride in California.

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Forward to teaching one another. Thanks YBnB for helping the community grow together. We are royalty! Destined for greatness. Love California!

Revive Ernestine Morrison's "The Average Black Girl" NOW

Top of the morning to Queen Calafia's Justice Army.  California Is Me highlights 'The Average Black Girl' rehearsed by Ernistine Morrison on Arsenio Hall to remind us of the critical time when Fannie Lou Hamer stated she was "sick and tired of being sick and tired." 

The family would pick fifty-sixty bales of cotton a year, so my father decided to rent some land. He bought some mules and a cultivator. We were doin’ pretty well. He even started to fix up the house real nice and had bought a car. Then our stock got poisoned. We knowed this white man had done it. He stirred up a gallon of Paris green with the feed. When we got out there, one mule was already dead. The other two mules and the cow had their stomachs all swelled up. It was too late to save ’em. That poison knocked us right back down flat. We never did get back up again. That white man did it just because we, were gettin’ somewhere. White people never like to see Negroes get a little success. All of this stuff is no secret in the state of Mississippi. --“We been waitin’ all our lives,” Mrs. Hamer exclaims, “and still gettin’ killed, still gettin’ hung, still gettin’ beat to death. Now we’re tired waitin’!” Queen Ms. Hamer, Courtesy of The Nation

Slay Queen Ernestine! Rise Extraordinary California Queens!

Queen Calafia = Mayor Racquel Vasquez! Queen Racquel runs San Diego!

CALIFORNIA IS ME thanks Mayor Racquel Vasquez for wielding her power to uplift the importance of our mission on Queen Calafía, 4ever the ruler of California.  Mayor Racquel Vasquez is the first African American woman mayor in San Diego, California. This city is powerful!  Who run the world? Answered. Reign California ladies!  

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