#BlackGirlMagic

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

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"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
Phenomenally.

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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Starting From the Bottom, San Diego State University Welcomes CALIFORNIA CENSORED, Continuing in the Tuskgee Legacy, Lifting the Veil of Ignorance and tjsl’s problem solving

West Coast San Diego, California Event

CALFORNIA IS ME thanks King Dr. Adisa Alkebulan, San Diego State University, for spreading California love for CALIFORNIA CENSORED. Started from the bottom, now we are spreading California Love, armed with knowledge pushing the educational, economic, and social justice agenda forward. Forever grateful to continue being a TJSL social problem solver and TU engineer. Slay! Click (here) for details at SDSU.

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East Coast - Washington D.C. ASALH event

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Martin Luther King Holiday: Struggle Continues from Capitols to Schools to Jobs

While it is great to see Texas has taken down its Confederate plaque from its Capitol, a Black student in Kansas is told her skin was “too dark” to perform for it “clashed” with the uniforms (see Kansas City Star report and Diversityinc). My dear Kansas California warrior Cheerleaders and Pacesetters are so familiar with the racist environments in Overland Park, KS schools. Camille was excluded from the dance and it was alleged that “the audience would look at her and not the other dancers” (see lawsuit). As teenagers, I recall my darker friend had to change her pantyhose color that did not match with her skin color to “blend in” with the rest. Our solutions then were to fight for spots in the headlight, initiate programs, and involve the U.S. Dept. of Justice. Camille is dubbed today Queen Calafia’s California Amazon warrior for courageously filing that lawsuit! We support you beautiful! Slay Queen Camille! She knows her worth!

These similar experiences are why I decided to attend Tuskegee University and law school. One day soon California will correct its racial insignia. #Justice4QueenCalafia

Recently, inside a GM plant nooses and “whites-only” signs hung (see CNN).

The struggle continues…

A picture says a thousand words. Look at the placement of hands. Source:  Keka Araujo, Diversityinc.com.

A picture says a thousand words. Look at the placement of hands. Source: Keka Araujo, Diversityinc.com.

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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Queen Calafia's California Meghan Markle Makes History #BlackGirlMagic

Congratulations to another California Queen in Meghan Markle! Queen Calafia is proud today! Making history for black women royalty! Duchess of Sussex, African American women slay! #RoyalWedding  #BlackGirlMagic #Justice4QueenCalafia #RevealTheSeal  #Caliisme

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D.C.'s AFRO newspaper reports on CALIFORNIA IS ME, The Real Meaning of California is #BlackGirlMagic

Thanks, reporter Queen Aya Elamroussi of Washington, D.C.'s AFRO newspaper for interviewing CALIFORNIA IS ME founder, Tamra Dicus, to nationally highlight the real truth of America's golden black gem in the Queen of California!  We absolutely love the title and article!   900 views and counting!  Act, Educate, and Celebrate!   Grab a t-shirt and book "Who is the Black Queen Calafia of Golden California?: The Real Wonder Woman" from Amazon.  Please don't forget to sign the act.  #RevealTheSeal #Justice4QueenCalafia #BlackGirlMagic indeed.  Flawless formation.