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Mrs. Jessie Brinkley is an author, a retired middle school teacher, African American Studies Scholar, Family History & Ancestry Researcher, consultant, former Teacher of the Year, and retired Sunday School teacher. She promotes African American history and culture and has a passion for helping underserved and disadvantaged children.
Dr. Alfred Brinkley is an author, an African American Studies Scholar, a consultant, life coach and motivational speaker. He has written two other books which are entitled, Courageous Expectations Improving the Odds for at-risk African American Males, and Empowered from Within, A Guidebook for Students, a resource for Parents and Teachers. Dr. Brinkley is a retired Engineer, Public School Teacher, Sunday School Teacher, Alternative School Administrator, and At-Risk Coordinator.
As the presiding officers and owners of Courageous Expectations Consulting LLC, supporting and promoting the commitment to volunteerism, self-knowledge, history and culture, self-respect, self-discipline and personal self-sufficiency. To book or connect with the Brinkleys, email them at:

Let's Be Smart Dr. Alfred and Mrs. Jessie Brinkley

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