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Tag: Black History Month

Feb. 28, 2024

Celebrating African Americans and the Arts with Stanley Jones

Mr. Stanley (Stan) Jones is a senior level auditor in a field detachment office who enjoys music, quilting, card-making, and more. Stan’s early exposure to the arts was inspired by his mother, a retired bone-marrow transplant nurse. Continuing his mother’s legacy, Stan actively contributes to his community by volunteering to teach after-school care for high-risk, low-income families in his local community.

Feb. 21, 2024

Celebrating African Americans and the Arts - the Higginbotham Legacy

Teakilla Higginbotham is a DCAA Auditor whose family celebrates their love for music. The Higginbotham family celebrates the legacy of Teakilla’s paternal grandfather, Robert Higginbotham.

Feb. 14, 2024

Celebrating African Americans and the Arts – E.J. Rupert

E.J. Rupert is an aspiring animated series writer who won first-place in the Creative Writing-Short Script category of the 2023 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition for his script, “Back to Fool.” E.J. will return to the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition in May of 2024 in Denver, Co. E.J. is also a part-time DJ, sings and plays the drums.

Feb. 7, 2024

Celebrating African Americans and the Arts – Tiffany Dixon

Tiffany Dixon is more than an auditor at DCAA. Tiffany is an “under-the-radar” private artist that loves to express her view of art in her own unique way.

Feb. 23, 2022

Black History Month - Stories from the Workforce

Editor’s note: This is one of several articles celebrating Black History Month. We asked our employees how they contribute to the health and wellness of themselves, their relationships, their communities, and the planet.Ms Gertrude Okeke Musa, Auditor in the Lockheed Martin Stratford Sub-office has worked for DCAA for 7 years. Prior to that she

Feb. 16, 2022

Black History Month - Stories from the Workforce

DCAA auditor Peggy Shirey loves getting out in nature to improve her wellness and encourages others to do the same. By visiting national parks, she enjoys the outdoors and learning about America.

Feb. 9, 2022

Black History Month - Stories from the Workforce

DCAA's Julia Moore focuses on helping those less fortunate and believe every small gesture helps.

Feb. 23, 2021

Three Generations of Service

Senior Auditor Essence Williams, Mountain View Branch Office, Arlington, TX, comes from a family with a long history of military, federal, and state service. Her maternal grandparents have a combined 70 years of public service and her parents have a combined 66 years of public service. Her grandfather fought in the Vietnam and Korean Wars while her

Feb. 9, 2021

The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity

My black family is large; my mother is one of 12 children birthed by my grandmother who picked cotton, fruits, and vegetables as a part time job. She could turn a few simple ingredients into something so amazing!  Due to the massive number of people, our family gatherings are basically events. We take up a section at church, “ain’t” and “y’all” are

Feb. 2, 2021

Paying Forward Positive Family Influences

Editor's Note: This article is part of the Black History Month Series. LaTonya Johnson, Financial Liaison Advisor (FLA), Detroit Arsenal, Warren, Mi. credits her mother and a male cousin for influencing her to become the person she is today. As a teenager and young adult, her cousin encouraged her to educate herself in things of interest. He