Vint Cerf Internet Father 4 Memorial Day: Sacrifice + Appreciation

Tamra L. Dicus, California Is Me and Vint Cerf, a Father of the Internet

Tamra L. Dicus, California Is Me and Vint Cerf, a Father of the Internet

Love is sacrifice, according to the words my mother spoke at my parent’s 40th wedding anniversary.  How else does one show a love for their family or country than by sacrificing ones own live for the lives of others?  Freedom ain’t free.  So, we must show appreciation for those who have gallantly displayed California courage that allow us to enjoy the freedoms of democracy. 

Vint Cerf at USPTO, Alexandria, Virginia

Vint Cerf at USPTO, Alexandria, Virginia

For instance, many may take for granted the fact that we are allowed to surf the massive information powerhouse called The Internet; however, it came at a cost.   In certain parts of China, the citizens are not allowed to even use the World Wide Web.  I am grateful for those Union soldiers and the U.S. Colored Troops who fought for the freedom of the enslaved to allow today’s African Americans to thrive.  Therefore, let us appreciate our democracy and all those who sacrificed to allows us to be free to live, free to create, and free to invent.

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, I was overjoyed to meet a USPTO and California Superhero, Vint Cerf, known as the architect, co-inventor “Father of the Internet”! As Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, Dr. Cerf’s passion for the need to simply communicate via data over voice, was a light bulb idea that turned monumental.  Putting pen to paper transformed communication, allowing for the ease in which we research information–work to love, ancient to new.  What a California concept! 

TCP/IP protocols are the foundation of The Internet, which without it, we would still be living in the Stone Age of widespread ignorance and using snail mail.  The Internet has simply made research like mine in the California name become easier and now I can connect what was lost pre-slavery.  Duces card catalog!  Also, I remember how I felt the first time I was allowed to communicate faster with my parents during my loansome freshman year using Hotmail (Yes, I’m old) from Tuskegee, Alabama (after I could convince them to use it after months of trying).  I personally thanked Dr. Cerf for this feeling.   Cerf continues to extend the Internet to go where no man has gone before!  Thanks to all that made the decision to bring us the power of information from Vint Cerf, Bob Khan, and Al Gore and those that defend our country.  Special thanks, forever, to all those veterans who have become California Amazons. Did you know Harriet Tubman is the first female to serve in the U.S. Military?

This Memorial Day, hug our U.S. Military, a California Amazon, and your cellular phones a little tighter 😉. 

 “Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.

– Dr. George Washington Carver, Tuskegee Institute

 Q: How does a spider communicate? A: The World Wide Web

For further reading:

Vint Cerf:

Harvard Professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates is King 4 CALIFORNIA IS ME!

May 14, 2019 Authors Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and CALIFORNIA IS ME Founder, Tamra L. Dicus at Georgetown Law, Washington, D.C. Source: CALIFORNIA IS ME

May 14, 2019 Authors Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and CALIFORNIA IS ME Founder, Tamra L. Dicus at Georgetown Law, Washington, D.C. Source: CALIFORNIA IS ME

Lifting the veil of ignorance on veritas – TRUTH to social engineer JUSTICE in the end.   

I met THE professor of Negro studies, Colored studies, Black studies, and African American studies – Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at Georgetown Law in Washington D.C., Tuesday, May  14th.   I am slowly, still, coming down off of this emotional high. The KING of the phenomenal PBS shows “Finding Your Roots” and “African Civilizations” debuted for a Georgetown Law audience, his next PBS series on the Reconstruction Era to highlight the rise and return of white supremacy. Professor Gates made our Black history relevant, once again, in American history and worthy to celebrate nationwide for the strength of future generations.  We ARE somebody. 


Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Georgetown Law Dean William Treanor Source: CALIFORNIA IS ME

Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Georgetown Law Dean William Treanor Source: CALIFORNIA IS ME

I, Ms. Tamra L. Dicus, was overjoyed and thrilled to experience Professor Dr. Henry Gate’s acknowledgement of my own body of work!  I will always cherish his words to me concerning my book on the miseducation and misrepresentation of California’s unknown Black history.  Professor King Henry Gates understands the aftermath of Slavery and has stood on the shoulders of giants to bring us to the light. How many times have we cried watching his interviews? Professor Gates referenced several times in his speech Booker T. Washington’s and W.E.B. DuBois’ notable quotes on Reconstruction to the audience.  To remember and uplift these golden Black men of Tuskegee and Harvard Universities help solidify the teachings in Up From Slavery and Black Reconstruction of perseverance and black excellence! King Henry Gates quoted Booker T. Washington on “taking two steps off the plantation” only to take those two steps back to return. I was ecstatic to know Professor Gates referenced W.E.B. DuBois’ very chapter title (“Propaganda of History”) that I put in my book!  Personally, to hear Professor Gates uplift HBCU Tuskegee University’s Booker T. Washington made me so proud of my alma mater, Mother Tuskegee, and the legacies of today’s African American.  Perhaps, Harvard University’s slave plantation profits from the island of Antigua of 91% Blacks makes its law school suited for truth.

Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Georgetown Law Dean William Treanor Source: CALIFORNIA IS ME

Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Georgetown Law Dean William Treanor Source: CALIFORNIA IS ME

We take for granted that things that exist today just do. For instance, I was shocked to realize the mere study of Black history as a course like English or Mathematics was fought for (as in we will burn the library down if we don’t get a black studies course) by Black students at Ivy League universities just to get the teaching of the Black experience in America.  We have militant students to thank for bringing to light the likes of Gates.  What is the crime in knowing oneself?  (That is part of the reason why I chose to attend Tuskegee University so I could learn what was devoid in my Kansan high school.)  Another shocker was the drop in voting after the Ku Klux Klan rose to commence to rapings and hangings to diminish the voting power of Black men from approximately 800,000 to approximately 1500. Gates shared personal stories on how he even became interested to become this master of Black history.  Once he entered Yale law school for one year, he started grabbing people who would listen to tell them Black history. 

Students surrounding Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., center, and Georgetown Law Dean William Treanor, right. Source: CALIFORNIA IS ME

Students surrounding Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., center, and Georgetown Law Dean William Treanor, right. Source: CALIFORNIA IS ME

On this journey for highlighting the truth, I learned more than ever that it is paramount to have high self-esteem, crucial to one’s foundational building blocks in life; therefore, we parents, we students, and we teachers must require Black history to be taught amongst each other and in schools to recognize greatness in oneself on the stony roads in American life.  I thank my own father for being a historian and instilling that principle in me.  Had I not understood the value of history, I may have never recognized the problem nor attempted to solve California’s heritage issue.  Law Professor Maurice Dyson stated in the book “Who is the Black Queen Calafia of Golden California?: The Real Wonder Woman”, “IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHO YOU ARE, YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR FUTURE, AND YOU WON'T KNOW THE FULL NATURE OF YOUR ENEMY."

It was good to hear Professor Gates acknowledge further that the Reconstruction to the Jim Crow eras are repeating during this time period after President Obama, which is in part why he wrote his latest book.  Fear of Black people’s success is problematic for the white supremist. Indeed, history is repeating itself.  I learned earlier that day at the USPTO Women’s Symposium that Harvard University ran a study that reported if more minorities were encouraged in STEM, American ingenuity would quadruple.  

May each of us strive to be as close as we can to cherishing our African roots in America and loving every inch of our regal blackness. Black history is American history. Analogously, Californian history is American history.  It is imperative we value our history for the contributions we have made, to guide our future and secure our Black family unit.  Professor Gates ended his speech with charging the Georgetown law students to press forward with truth and justice!  So, forward march CALIFORNIA QUEENS AND KINGS by pressing sign @ and passing the California Censored PSA @

Slay on! Each 1, teach 1. #Justice4QueenCalafia #RevealTheSeal

Thank you to Dean William M. Treanor and all at Georgetown Law for providing me the opportunity to meet a legend. May California courageous King Henry regin forever! What will be your legacy?

Professor Gates’ “Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow”, is the bridge that explains the attiudes that persist today to further solidify precisely why the etymology of California that has been left out of the equation of Reconstruction as evidenced by “Who is the Black Queen Calafia of Golden California?: The Real Wonder Woman”. These attitudes are present in the misrepresentation of Blacks and Hispanics in the current college scandals to be admitted into universities now.

For further reading:

“If we don’t love our own history, we will be.” - Tamra L. Dicus from (Who is the Black Queen Calafia of Golden California?: The Real Wonder Woman);

(Stony The Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow) by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


(The Status of Black Studies at the Nation’s Highest Ranked Universities) by Milton Moskowiz.


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I had the honor of serving with the mothers of California NOW and Califia NOW in San Diego and Los Angeles. It was a joyous occasion for women to speak THE empowering truth.  Amongst Oprah’s Spiritual advisor, Marianne Williamson, I felt the California spirit all over again! It is such a joy to experience California love! One day soon they will love California. Special thanks to a few Queen Calafías: Cheryl Branch, Califia NOW Founder, Adria Fox, California NOW, SD, Michelle Price, California NOW President, SD, Kolieka Seigle, Califonria NOW President, Sacramento. For all the wonderous women and mothers out there, this one’s for you…


A mother courageously cares when others don’t dare.

A mother energetically teaches where others can’t reach.

A mother’s beautiful love is endless and true.

A mother’s womb cradles humanity for the enjoyment of me and you.

CALIFORNIA IS ME thanks Queen Calafia’s like you!


Reign your days ahead and command the respect you so royally deserve. 

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So many people in the audience at the Califia NOW Town Hall were impressed, shocked, and overjoyed to receive their regal, melanated Californian history. 

A few notable quotes are below after I gave my speech (see below part 1) and inquired to Dr. Grant what her professional opinion was concerning the educational suppression of California’s meaning.

 “That doesn’t surprise me.  And it probably should not surprise anyone in terms of the vampirism of the Black community. If you go back fairly recently to the Renaissance, you know, everything got stolen and suppressed…[B]ut here’s what’s wonderful about it, is that the truth is coming to light.  See there’s a time for truth.  And this is the time for it.  So, thank you for exposing it.”

-          Dr. Parthenia Grant, Author and Social psychologist


“The African American community is always paving the way for social justice movements.”

-          Queen Monique Francisco from Sacramento, California


#BlackGirlMagic transformed to #CaliforniaMagic!

Thanks to King Ivan S. Harris for photography and videography. 

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CALIFORNIA IS ME + Califia NOW = Progress

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Join me next Monday in San Diego, CALIFORNIA IS ME, at Jacobs Center For Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, USA, for a reality talk, at 6 p.m. See more details (here). Happy Earth Day! (see more below). If you can’t make the greeting, no worries. Shop the Cause! It’s easy as 1, 2, 3 Educate, Celebrate, Act! @ #Justice4QueenCalafia :

1. Educate (buy the (book)),

Educate Feed your mind! Each 1 teach 1!

Educate Feed your mind! Each 1 teach 1!

2. Celebrate (gear). and

Celebrate and Shop the cause, click on the image.

Celebrate and Shop the cause, click on the image.

3. ACT! (Sign the petition).

ACT! Press above image and tell the next one! #RevealTheSeal

ACT! Press above image and tell the next one! #RevealTheSeal

CALIFORNIA IS ME celebrates Earth Day today also! Save our History. Save our Planet. See tips: click here.

Source: NASA: This honeysuckle is glowing in response to a high-energy ultraviolet light rather than to the Sun, but its shine is similar to the solar-induced fluorescence that OCO-3 will measure. Credit: ©Craig P. Burrows Click ( here ) for more!

Source: NASA: This honeysuckle is glowing in response to a high-energy ultraviolet light rather than to the Sun, but its shine is similar to the solar-induced fluorescence that OCO-3 will measure. Credit: ©Craig P. Burrows Click (here) for more!

Happy Easter!

13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Source: Matthew 5 New King James Version (NKJV)

California Amazons Invent!

Because the Month of April is all of the following: 1) National Black Women’s History Month, 2) National Inventors Month, and 3) National Awareness Month, I think it is fitting to discuss a blend of all three.  Today, CALIFORNIA IS ME® has taken the time to shine a light on those who illuminate the invisibles, like Queen Calafía’s California Amazon, Fawn Weaver.  Are you aware that a Slave, Nathan “Nearest” Green, invented the process of making Jack Daniels®?  Fawn Weaver, a black woman, recently used her California courage to restore a wrong (see New York Times article).  She, an author too, has since invented a whiskey brand, called “Uncle Nearest 1856” to honor a slave’s legacy.  Indeed, necessity is the mother of invention.  The American Black person was uniquely born out of necessity-in the American fabric of enslavement and their own personal struggles.  Law Professor Kevin J. Greene of TJSL commented both on the Black American contribution in music and inventorship:

“Similarly, Black inventors (against stunning odds) created technical and scientific works that impacted entire early American industries. Evidence that exists indicates that Black inventors too faced similar divestiture in the industrial marketplace.  The misappropriation of the work of Black artists and inventors reflects the systemic subordination based on race that characterized most of U.S. history.”

-Kevin J. Greene. See (Stealing the Blues article by Kevin J. Greene). 

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Thus, it is logical, due to the upward mobility from slavery, that the Black person in America would have unknown historical intellectual property treasures then and today.  Black women aka California Amazons and their children continue to develop dreams and conceptualize ideas.  I dub Fawn Weaver the “Queen of Restoration” for uncovering, monetizing, and crediting King Nathan Green for his tasty invention. 

Queen Fawn has been a guiding light for CALIFORNIA IS ME EST. 1510® and my discovery of California’s Black Queen Calafia.

Inspired also by Sarah Breedlove Walker aka Madame C.J. Walker, America’s first woman, of any race, self-made millionaire, I am now not only a copyright holder, but now I am a trademark holder.

“I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.” 

-Madam Walker, National Negro Business League Convention, July 1912 (Madam Walker Essay” from by A’Lelia Bundles )

For more background on Madame C.J. Walker, click ( here ).

For more background on Madame C.J. Walker, click (here).

I dub thee Queen C.J., the “Queen of the Glory Crown” for revolutionizing haircare and making a way out of no way! According to Queen C.J. “America doesn't respect anything but money. What our people need is a few millionaires.“

Complied by CALIFORNIA IS ME- Partial Credit to  Interesting   Engineerinng .

Complied by CALIFORNIA IS ME- Partial Credit to Interesting Engineerinng.

Blacks invent. Thank you to Interesting Engineering for educating me further! We stand on giants. Get your intellectual property up!   

HELP and Shop the cause (see

  1. Educate (book),

  2. Celebrate (gear), and

  3. Act! (press sign) .

Celebrating First African American Black Women Ingenuity  

Martha Jones of Amelia County, Virginia, became the first black woman to receive a United States for the “Corn Husker, Sheller, &c.” on May 5, 1868 (U.S. Patent No. 77,494).

Source: USPTO Full-Text and Image Database

Source: USPTO Full-Text and Image Database

Mary Jones De Leon, a black woman of Baltimore was granted a patent on June 24,1873 (U.S. Patent No. 140,253) for a cooking apparatus (looks like the current day crock pot!). 

Judy W. Reed, a black woman, of Washington D.C. was granted a patent in 1884 for a dough kneader and roller (U.S. patent No. 305,474).

Sarah Goode, a black woman, of Chicago, Illinois was granted her patent on July 14, 1885 (U.S. patent No. 322,177).

Sarah Boone, a black woman of New Haven, Connecticut, was granted a patent on April 26, 1892 for an ironing board (U.S. Patent No. 473653). 

Marjorie S. Joyner, a black woman of Chicago, Illinois, was granted a patent on November 27, 1928 for the permanent-waving machine (U.S. Patent No. 1,693,515) and granted a patent on June 4, 1929 for the Scalp Protector (U.S. Patent No. 1,716,173).

You may access any U.S. patent here by inserting the patent numbers:

Our Ancestors’s IP

 These phenomenal California Amazon women above received patents.  However, it is of note how some Blacks did not receive credit for their inventions. According to interviews of ex-slaves according to their masters here is such a story:

My master told me that the niggers started the railroad and dat a’ nigger lookin' at a boilin coffee pot on a stove one day got the idea 
dat he could cause it to run by putting wheels on it. 
Die nigger being a blacksmith put his thoughts into action by makin wheels an’ put coffee 
on it, an by some kinder means he made it run an’ the idea waz stole 
from him and dey built de steam engine. 

-Interview of Mrs. Fannie Berry, Ex-Slave

861 E. Bank Street - Petersburg, Virginia 
By Susie Byrd, Petersburg Virginia 
Date: February 26, 1957 

Thank you Queen Fannie and the Federal Writers’ Project: Slave Narrative Project Virginia for the California courage to contribute to history.  An updated translation of the above communicates that black people invented the railroad and a black man invented the concept for the steam engine.  You may access other inventions of slaves by accounts of their masters collected by the Library of Congress, here:

  1. Protect what you value!

  2. Further reading: The Real McCoy by Raymond Millen.

  3. For the California invention revived, current STEM and legal examples: Click: California Essence link and Read “Who is the Black Queen Calafia of Goldern California?: The Real Wonder Woman by Ms. Tamra L. Dicus”.

#BlackHERstoryMonth #STEM #Justice4QueenCalafia #IntellectualProperty #Caliisme #BlackInventors

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International Womens Day and Month: Calafia Style

Ms. Dicus and Professor Alkebulan #California4ever

Ms. Dicus and Professor Alkebulan #California4ever

It is of most importance that we remember our royal, regal, Black heritage in the origins of California. An invented Spanish name that glorified the strength of the Black woman for its invaluable and spiritual legacy in America. The California Amazons were the strongest in the world, beautiful, and courageous. This is evident in the contributions from unknown enslaved queens, to rising from the back of a bus, to now, collecting our intellecutal property.

The students at San Diego State University wrapped their brains around these truths and I was celebrated for CALIFORNIA CENSORED. Shout out to all my queens who identify with California and its loving spirit. Press sign @ if you appreciate the strength and undying souls of Queen Calafia’s California monarchy. I declare on this day, the California spirit is the future of America. #Justice4QueenCalafia #RevealTheSeal

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San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

President's Day - We are ALL leaders, Queens and Kings


"Forever praising all professors! Thanks to Dr. Adisa Alkebulan for selecting me to speak on CALIFORNIA CENSORED and the Queen of California! Truly honored. Marginalized voices are speaking. California shall be censored no more. WE, the people, are our own governors. Reign your world! As our African ancestors said, “Each one teach one.” Love California. Press sign (here).

And Still We rise…

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
— Maya Angelou, “Phenomenal Woman” from And Still I Rise. Copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou of the Show-Me-State
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California Love = Respect 4 Mother Africa in America

California is African American’s birthright in America. On this Valentine’s day, spread California love by showing respect for its meaning in our beautiful nation. Queens and kings build royal legacies when we:

  • respect each other,

  • honor each other,

  • cherish each other, and

  • uplift each other.

Love is an action word.

Do your part for Black History Month and American history.

Sign the petition to restore the Black Queen Calafia of Golden California.

Educate, Celebrate, Act!

Grammy Awards Blatant Racist Motown Tribute for Black History Month: Not J-Hud, but J-Lo

Challenge: Just ask your friends that did not see the Grammys, “Guess who the Grammys got to pay tribute to Motown?” and wait for the confusion when you give the answer. Blatant as Virgina’s governor blackface/KKK issue to the California’s Recording Academy Grammy’s Motown 60th tribute, racism doesn’t stop in America. Entertainment is where Black people flourished in this county as we came up from Slavery. Yet, the 61st Grammys pays “tribute” to Motown’s finest by showcasing no, not Chaka Khan, not Beyonce, not Kelly Rowland, not Rhianna, not Janet Jackson, not Mariah Carey, not Jazmine Sullivan, not Fantasia, not Mary J. Blidge, not Toni Braxton, not Tina Turner, not Yolanda Adams, not J-Hud, but J-Lo; when all white women payed tribute to Dolly Parton (Whitney Houston made Dolly parton “rich” in her own words for “I Will Always Love You”) in the show. Classless. Will the real Motown please stand up?

When “black women” hold the etymological definition of the state name of California, the Grammy’s say to Black people, “We’ll do a tribute to the soul of Detroit’s own Motown by having no black lead female singers to represent The Supremes.” At the height of injustice, Motown provided a salve for its people. Last night, that injustice was repaid when the Academy made a mockery of Motown and its people. It is apparent some really don’t want to see Queen Calafia re-crowned. What a way to honor the groundbreaking brilliance of a group people. Simply substitute #BlackBrilliance with hatred and dilution, when The Supremes, Tammi Terrel, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, and Stevie Wonder contributed so much to California and America.

Source: Detroit Historical Society depicts Martha and the Vandellas. See real images of Motown, the Society celebrating the 60th anniversary ( here) .

Source: Detroit Historical Society depicts Martha and the Vandellas. See real images of Motown, the Society celebrating the 60th anniversary (here).

I’m singing Cherish’s “Unappreciated”. Diversity does not mean exclusion. This display is swingtime’s Fred Astaire all over again with a twist. Just like Miley Cyrus belted out "Jolene, Jolene" and proudfully paid tribute to Dolly Parton, any laundry list of black women singers could have paid tribute to Motown. Newsflash: Black women are not equivalent to Latinas. Often imitated never duplicated. A lie does not become the truth just because a majority believes it. Thanks Booker T. Washington. Sign the petition at ( if the display of black, dark faces in the flashing backdrop contrasted with lightened-up front stage “Motown” dancers and singer made you confused or LOL. Just as Virginia’s Governor Northam refuses to step down, the Academy refuses to glorify the best period of Black classic music. Proof positive of racism.

Thank you, Fantasia for representing Queen Aretha right. Guess the non-mentionables above were all “busy” or Toni or Jazmine could not have sashayed up to the stage. Thank you NAACP awards. Still singing R.E.S.P.E.C.T. I guess Chris Brown will perform Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca” next year. Divide and conquer. To all the Black women whom tried to emulate “Stop in the Name of Love” with hairbrushes and coordinate steps, we know what that meant and still means. The Grammys display of misrepresented Motown prevented Black children in that moment to learn visually of the brilliance of their race while others were able to.

Black women still wear California’s crown, despite intentional efforts to whitewash or discredit our name and legacy from California heritage. A diamond still shines. Period. #OscarsSoWhite to #GrammysMotownSoRacist #Justice4QueenCalafia #grammys #MotownTribute #Motown

Take a look at “The World’s Most Popular Group” on SoulTrain.
Revisit the ancient history of mother Africa in the Ancient Kingdom of Kush for example. Please visit the Smithsonian’s National African American History and Culture Museum, Washington, D.C. also.

Nubia and Kingdom of Kush Source:  Definition of Kingdom of Kush  and articles  Nubia and the Powerful Kingdom of Kush

Nubia and Kingdom of Kush Source: Definition of Kingdom of Kush and articles Nubia and the Powerful Kingdom of Kush