Miss Cathryn, thank you for this great post. I live in Oklahoma and am an alumni Langston Univ. Okla still has black communities like Boley, Red Bird, and many others. I know stories about little pockets of African-American culture, vibrant today. Anyway, I am the editor of the pub Middle-Pause for the woman in a crisis of managing work, family, caregiving, and menopause. We have created a tab call, "Let's Talk Race" and I was wondering if you would like to write a piece for us? Check out the pub and let me know at email@example.com. I would love to have you as a writer! Thanks!