Today's lesson, Racism. If you see something written here that you’ve said or done, use it as an opportunity. Take it as a wake up call and make the decision to grow, change and be conscious of your own privilege. Remember, I am not a speaker for the entirety of a people.
Barbara Brandon was raised on Long Island, New York. Her father was Brumsic Brandon Jr., who drew the comic strip ‘Luther’. Barbara was atill very young when she started assisting her father on this strip. She studied Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, where she graduated in 1980. Magazine Essence employed her as fashion and beauty writer, and it wasn’t until 1989 that her comic strip ‘Where I’m Coming From’ was published in The Detroit Free Press. In 1991, she was contracted by Universal Press Syndicate, making her the first black woman comic artist to be nationally syndicated since Jackie Ormes. (Currently, she is the only syndicated Black woman cartoonist) Her comics have been published in two collections, titled ‘Where I’m Coming From’ and ‘Where I’m Coming From Still’.