September 13, 2018 – Tamarah Shiloh

Berkeley Country Club

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Tamara is an author and speaker. Her six-book series for children, Just Imagine…What If There Were No Black People in the World? is about African American inventors, scientists and other notable African Americans in history. The first book in the series, Jaxon’s Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists will launch in September 2017. She has also created a coloring book, activity book and a journal. She also speaks on the importance of teaching Black History all year. The 2nd book is finished and will be published December this year.

 

Tamara’s writing experience also includes serving as owner/editor-in-chief of Desert Diamonds Magazine, highlighting the accomplishments of minority women in Nevada; assisting with the creation, design and writing of a Los Angeles based, herbal magazine entitled “Herbal Essence” editorial contribution to “Homes of Color”; editor and chief of “Black Insight Magazine,” the first digital, interactive magazine for and about African Americans. She has written bios and profiles for sports figures for the now defunct, PublicFigure.com; has created newsletters for various businesses and organizations as well as her own Las Vegas community newsletter, “Tween Time News,” a monthly publication highlighting music entertainment in the various venues of Las Vegas.

 

Tamara speaks on the importance of teaching Black History all year, including engagements as keynote speaker for Chevron’s Black History Month program, the Tuskegee Airmen Corporation’s 32nd Annual dinner in Denver; the El Cerrito NAACP, the Richmond and Pinole Rotary, Richmond Kiwanis Club, the Nellis AFB African American Cultural Association; the City of Richmond California Black History Month Celebration; e702 Black History Month event, and the Clark County Southern Nevada College Black History event, and various Black History month events and school events.

She also facilitates a workshop for educators on the importance of teaching Black history all year

She is also Executive Director of her non-profit, Just Imagine KidZ a literacy program providing Black history programs for afterschool and summer literacy programs and a sponsorship program providing corporations the opportunity to donate her books to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.

 

Tamara is co-owner of the Multicultural Children’s Bookstore at The Shops at Hilltop in Richmond, CA.