As an Oakland Native and a product of he Oakland, CA public school system and a parentof the same, education has always been in the forefront of my existence. Since I can remember, my parents were adamant believers, that learning and obtaining an education were crucial to being successful.
A perfect example of this is my mother obtaining her high school degree in 1977, that same year that I too graduated from high school. She felt that this was crucial in her own success.
Success is not always measured by how much money you have in the bank, or how nice of a car you have. It is also measured by personal growth and professional development.
I would go on to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies and a master’s degree in Equity and Social Justice in Education both from San Francisco State University
In 2011, I decided to establish The Chinue X Project Inc, An Afrocentric Educational Resource Service. A 501c3 corporation to chronicle and store the many contributions made by my ancestors.