My choice of university was influenced by the fact that a Black world study was inaugurated at Miami University in1976. It has many departments and several academic divisions comprising of six core and twenty-five affiliate faculty members. Here, Black World Studies program is an interdisciplinary program offered in the College of Arts and Science and it is open to all undergraduates. The program offers many learning opportunities including, summer workshops, courses, service projects and research. Moreover, the study of African communities in Diaspora exposes all students to be able to cope with ever-increasing demands of a multicultural and multi-racial world. It also offers and emphasizes accurate knowledge about blacks, reflection, critical thinking, social justice and informed action. With this background, in my intellectual development, I’ve gained a great appreciation for the rich heritage and the creative contributions of black communities in all fields throughout the world. In this regard, I want to appreciate one person who has been very instrumental in my intellectual development since I was a toddler. My mother Zara who doubles up as my life coach given her profession in psychology taught me to understand that no two children brought up in the same environment can develop in exactly the same way. This aroused my curiosity to find out what innate characteristics people possess that makes every individual different from the other. I started reading books from my mother’s library.