Founded the first “Black Lives Matter Organization” in North Versailles in 1990. The name of the Non Profit was “Citizens to Abolish Domestic Apartheid, Inc.” The organization rebranded 3 years ago.
First Black woman to be a candidate for Congress in South Western PA.
First person in the State of Pennsylvania to survey individuals on the “Hyper Sensitivity Pesticide Registry.”
Strength / Tenacity:
Co-founded the Black Student Union at Clarion University.
As a student filed a “Racial Grievance” against Clarion resulting in the desegregation of the University.
Because of my candidacy, I personally was threatened and funding for nonprofit was threatened.
At a Democratic Endorsement Event, a Notary refused to notarize my petitions.
Prevented from speaking at various events and was verbally assaulted at a democratic endorsement event.
Was denied access to speak at numerous democratic events.
Lack of public acknowledgement while non-minority candidates were acknowledged.
Was placed in a corner, in the back, at the kitchen door at a Democratic event. Democratic lead stopped by the table to attempt to taunt me.
Registered voters were instructed not to sign my petitions.
Prevented Allegheny County from taking historic African American land in Crestas Terrace by “Eminent Domain.”
Founded the organization “Concerned Black Parents of East Allegheny” to address the racial and educational discrimination in the school district in North Versailles, PA.
Presented numerous policy papers.
Filed a complaint with the State Department of Education concerning disparate treatment of minority students.
Spoke against Fracking in the Black community.
Prepare meals for children, families, and senior citizens.
Provided masks and holiday gifts for children, families, and senior citizens.
Provided Holiday Gift Baskets for needy families.
Served as a point of contact for five churches and Children and Adults Developmental Agency Programs for toy distribution from Toys for Tots.
Racial & Social Justice Activist:
Attended the March on Washington as a child.
Race Relations Lead for 3rd Army/Germany.
Founded in 2006 and pastored the Church Of Inclusion International Ministries (COIIM).
Developed a PowerPoint Presentation on “The Negative Effects of the Use of Militarization Methods by the Police.”
Received awards for community activism.
Community Health Deputy. CADAprograms is collaborating with the East Allegheny School District, The Resilience Project, and UPMC to offer a COVID vaccine clinic. Special emphasis on the elderly disabled including the blind, children with illnesses and those without transportation. Areas identified for services but not limited to are: N. Versailles, Braddock, North Braddock, Clairton, East McKeesport, Homestead, McKeesport, Turtle Creek, Pitcairn, and Wilmerding
Women’s Right’s Activist:
Planned and implemented the first statewide conference on Environmental Illness (Chemical Sensitivity). Chemical Sensitivity disproportionately impacts more women than men. Conference was held at the University of Pittsburgh.
Is a member of: the United Nations (NGO) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
A member of The United Nations National Council of Women of the United States.
Presented a paper at a parallel event at the United Nations entitled “A Strategic Plan for Gender Equality in Agribusiness in the Nations.”