I Graduated with My Doctorate this Month

I received my diploma digitally this past Saturday and it’s official, I’m a graduate of Morgan State University’ department of Advanced Leadership and Policy Studies as a Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership/Higher Education! Not sure if it matters, but I graduated with a 3.9 GPA. I was one of 45 doctoral students who…

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Becoming a Doctor During COVID-19

View this post on Instagram This and my robe came in the mail. I am not above building a stage for my own personal graduation. Lol #graduation #morganstate #doctoral #doctor #graduate #capandgown #doctoralrobe A post shared by Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman (@khadijahonline) on Mar 19, 2020 at 10:55am PDT I became a doctor when quarantining…

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New play in Silenced Voices festival

My new 10-minute play View from the Porch has been chosen to be part of the Anacostia Playhouse’s New Works Festival, Silenced Voices. This festival includes plays that ponder the themes of displacement and its effect on the residents of Anacostia and neighborhoods East of the River in Washington DC. As residents are displaced, what…

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Intersection of Being a Parent & Being an Artist

My artist journey largely intersects with my parenting journey. In 2009, I was so siked to perform in the DC edition of the Green Fest which was at its height around that time. The festival took place at the Convention Center and I had invited visual artist Choke to do live art while my girl…

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Reflections of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, I have been reflecting over my life as I am a week and a day away from turning 46 years-old. I am immensely grateful to be engaged in a life where I am actively able to share, teach and build community around my creative work that is authentically borne…

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Being on the Apollo

Watched an amazing documentary on the Apollo theater on HBO last week. The history of that venue never ceases to amaze me and I am honored to have performed there three times in my lifetime. The first two times were in 1999. I went to Harlem, NY with a group of friends I had met…

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Be Part of My Study on Dual-enrolled Homeschooled Students

I have been a doctoral student in the Community College Leadership Program at Morgan State University since 2016. Last fall, I completed my coursework and this past Spring I passed my comps and defended my dissertation proposal successfully, becoming a doctoral candidate. Currently, I am conducting interviews for my research study that is the focus…

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2019 East of the River Book Festival

This past weekend I had an awesome experience as a vendor in the 6th annual East of the River Book Festival that took place at THEARC  in the southeast side of Washington DC. Produced by literacy activist Dr. Courtney Davis, the five-hour book festival featured African American authors of children’s books, YA fiction, poetry and…

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Healing Mom, Happy Mom Workshop

So our youth aspire, we, as parents, heal ourselves so our children will be healed. I have experienced many shifts, challenges, highs and lows that have impacted my mental, spiritual and physical wellness over the last ten years and I have seen it impact my parenting.   I started The Creative Midwife as a creativity…

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Thank You, Toni Morrison

The Queen artist Toni Morrison passed away this past Monday night. I found out on Tuesday , devastated. Toni Morrison has been a blessing to my life. Her use of language has been a lesson of continual giving. Show, don’t tell. Infuse words with the essence of feeling and soul. Depicting the humanity of Black…

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