Cheryl Mayberry McKissack - Photo Credit: Carol Cain, NYCMama

Happy February! Happy Black History Month (which is every day)!

This year I am celebrating digital diva sheros in Black History.   Cheryl Mayberry McKissack, an entrepreneur with expertise in communications, research, and technology, is one of my top ten sheroes. In January 2000, Cheryl launched Nia Enterprises, LLC and gave birth to NiaOnline, one of the first online communities for African American women.   Two months later, I was inspired to create, LLC and web site (replaced by to celebrate my creative and healing arts gifts during National Women’s History Month.   Since then, I have followed Cheryl’s entrepreneurial efforts and been inspired to further develop and share my gifts.

In October 2009, I met and interviewed Cheryl for Ananda Leeke TV at Blogalicious, the first inaugural conference for women bloggers of color.  That was a huge moment for me! Another huge moment happened yesterday when I wrote an article celebrating Cheryl’s tenth year anniversary as founder and President/CEO of Nia Enterprises.  Click here to read it.  Let me know what you think.

Who are your sheros and heros?

Enjoy your day and week!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, Gratitude, and Pride for Black History Sheros and Heros,


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