Title blog Beverly A. Tate, author
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Earning a B.A. and a M.A. from Pepperdine University, Beverly A. Tate is an educator with extensive experience at various levels of public teaching. She taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), where she was selected as a Mentor and Master teacher. After LAUSD, she worked for eighteen years as a professor in the English Department at Pasadena City College, where she taught courses in African-American Literature, Intercultural Communications, and Composition. Additionally, she held the position as the College’s Diversity Initiative Coordinator, organizing numerous lectures by nationally known authors. Her publications include critical essays in the Encyclopedia of African-American Literature (2007) and poetry in the Altadena Literary Review (2020). In 2015, she created Tate’s Consultant Services (TCS), LLC, an educational consulting business dedicated to promoting literacy, as well as providing workshops for underserved students. At the same time, her TCS company is collaborating with Luis J. and Trini Rodriguez’s Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in an ongoing initiative: Black and Latino Men Read (BLMR). BLMR encourages and promotes reading among Black and Latino male students who are enrolled in middle school, high school, and college. The students have the opportunity to participate in an annual essay contest on books of their choosing, and the top five essayists receive financial awards and publication on TCS’ website.