Thank you Nichelle for being a trailblazer. As a little girl, when I saw you on Star Trek, I saw myself and I was encouraged that black people would be an integral part of our future. My sisters and I would watch you every week. More importantly, our father, who was not a sci fi fan, would watch with us only because you were a crew member. It was rare to see ourselves on television in the 60"s and we were so excited and proud of you. We were blessed that you lived long and prospered, our Queen.