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By Gina Wilson Steward
CEO Publisher 

My history is Generational Blessings

 

February 3, 2022

My grandparents, Clarence and Ethel Bates, during the rededication of their wedding vows with many of their grandchildren and great grandchildren

I grew up in a household that focused on learning about Black history. We played Black History Bingo, had Black History Trivia games and my parents made sure we visited museums to learn about our history and took trips to expose us to famous people and locations. My siblings and I, all attended a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) where we learned even more history and built upon the pride that we have about being Black Americans. Lastly, to help with our learning process, we spent every Sunday with our grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members and friend...



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