Meet Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright

Miss Nana Introduces The Children on Vimeo.

Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright introduces us to the children in her series of bedtime stories. There’s Bullying Boy, Winall Wendell and Miss Sassy Frass Ann. They are three of the children in the series of children’s books. Get a copy of each here –>

Our Latest Video Trailer

This video is about a little girl who believes that she is the center of the universe. She tells everybody what to do and when to do it. Miss Sassy Frass Ann is the bossiest little girl ever.  

Miss Sassy Frass Ann is part of the Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright Series published by Second Wind Creations.   Cheryl Lewis Beverly is the author. The colorful illustrations are done by Adriana Carvajal. 

Check out the latest video trailer for Miss Sassy Frass Ann on Vimeo.    Click here to watch it. 

Miss Sassy Frass Ann is available on CreateSpace, Amazon, Kindle and Nook.   Visit the Second Wind Creations website by clicking here for more information. 

Black History Month: Katherine Dunham

Katherine Mary Dunham (also known as Kaye Dunn,[1] June 22, 1909 – May 21, 2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and social activist. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in American and European theater of the 20th century, and directed her own dance company for many years. She has been called the “matriarch and queen mother of black dance. Sources: Wikipedia, The Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts and Humanities

Black History Month: Dr. Mae Jemison

“I always wanted to go into space.” Dr. Mae Jamison

Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African-American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. After medical school and a brief general practice, Jemison served in the Peace Corps from 1985 until 1987, when she was selected by NASA to join the astronaut corps. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to found a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She has appeared on television several times, including as an actress in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She is a dancer and holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities. She is the current principal of the 100 Year Starship organization. Source: Wikipedia 

Black History Month: Lerone Bennett, Jr.

Lerone Bennett Jr., historian of African America, has authored articles, poems, short stories, and over nine books on African American history. Bennett was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi the son of Lerone Bennett Sr. and Alma Reed. He and his family moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where he attended public schools. Bennett graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1949. The same year Bennett enrolled in Atlanta University for graduate studies. He also became a newspaper journalist for the Atlanta Daily World. Bennett moved to Chicago in 1952 to become city editor for JET magazine, founded by John H. Johnson.

In 1954 Lerone Bennett became an associate editor at Ebony, also owned by Johnson. By 1958 when Bennett had become the senior editor at Ebony, Johnson encouraged Bennett to write books on African American history for a popular audience.  

A series of history articles that Bennett had written over time for Ebony emerged in 1963 as his first book, Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America, 1619-1962. Bennett described the long history of black slavery and racial segregation while reminding his readers that African American roots in the American soil are deeper than those of the Puritans who arrived in 1620.

Bennett continued to document the historical forces shaping the black experience in America in subsequent books. His 1964 book, What Manner of Man, a study of Morehouse classmate, Martin Luther King Jr., was the first biography of the emerging civil rights leader. In The Negro Mood, which also appeared in 1964, Bennett described the often ambiguous attitudes of African Americans toward the United States. Bennett’s other books include Confrontation: Black and White (1965), Black Power U.S.A.: The Human Side of Reconstruction, 1867-1877 (1967); Pioneers in Protest (1968), The Challenge of Blackness (1972), and Wade in the Water: Great Moments in Black History (1979). In 2000 he published Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream.

Lerone Bennett’s numerous honors include the prestigious Literature Award of the Academy of Arts and Letters, the Book of the Year Award from the Capital Press Club, and the Patron Saints Award from the Society of Midland Authors. Bennett has received honorary degrees from eight colleges and universities. He has served as advisor and consultant to national organizations and commissions, including the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (the Kerner Commission) in 1967. In 2001 Bennett was presented the Lamplighter Award for Corporate Leadership, whose work as an executive editor of Ebony magazine and as an historian has raised the level of consciousness of African Americans.  Source: