African-American history has played an integral role in the shaping of politics, economics, and culture in the United States. Growing up, how did you learn about the accomplishments and struggles of African Americans? Were you in a classroom? Reading a book? Talking with relatives or friends? How has your understanding or knowledge of African-American history changed and/or developed over time? What do you think is the most effective way to pass along this rich and growing history to future generations?

Ramone Smith

I was born and raised in Boston M.A. in the 60’s and 70’s respectively. I went to college and graduate school in the 90’s to study Sociology and Political Science.

I derive from a single-parent household in the Black ghetto and it was the Autobiography of Malcolm X that changed my thinking and my life. It brought me Black consciousnesses and social awareness. Right now I am college faculty staff member with a college in New York City and the author of African American Healthy Self-Esteem.

I was very inspired by Dr. Gate’s work and would love to meet and be featured on any of his future projects.

My biography:

Ramone Smith is an Faculty College Professor at Boricua College, a Self-Improvement author, IPEC trained Life Coach, Contributing Writer for Black Life Coaches.Net and Radio Host on blogtalkradio (Empower You with Ramone Smith:

His first published book, African American Health Self Esteem, is designed to identify why low-self esteem occurs in the African-American and other minority communities, to provide tools for inspiration to raise self-esteem levels, and pursue the objective of actualizing one’s intellectual gifts and aptitudes.

Ramone is married to his lovely wife, Cynthia Smith and is the proud father of his beautiful daughter, Ziomara Smith.