Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman is a veteran homeschooling mom, community organizer, performing artist, and co-founder of Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars. She is author of the children's book ' Mariah's Maracas' and co-editor of the forthcoming book 'Homeschooling Black Children in the United States: An examination of homeschooling in practice, theory, and popular culture.' Learn more about her work at BlackFamilyHomeschooling.org. Khadijah teaches courses in Communication studies and Fine and Performing Arts, and has taught at Morgan State University, Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), Prince George's Community College (PGCC), Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) and Montgomery College. While at PGCC, she was awarded a 2016 Prince George’s Community College Foundation Impact Grant, used to create the Mid-Atlantic Media Arts and Communication Conference which led to her founding the organization Student Media Online. She is founding director of the multi-disciplinary arts company Liberated Muse Arts Group and served as the founding production editor of the Journal of Underrepresented and Minority Progress (JUMP) from 2017-2019. As a freelance journalist and media professional, she has worked with WEAA 88.9 FM, Capital Community News, The Washington Informer, The AFRO, Ebony.com, and more. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman holds a Doctor of Education degree from Morgan State University. She received her MA in Mass Communication/Media Studies at Towson University and her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (African-American Studies and Mass Media) with a minor in Writing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).