Synthia Saint James

Courageous Sisters

Los Angeles, California

Synthia Saint James is an international award winning artist. She is the designer of the United States Postal Stamp for the Kwanzaa holiday, author and/or illustrated of: 13 children’s picture books, three poetry and prose books, four children’s activity books, a cookbook, and a postcard book. Her architectural designs can be found in: Ontario International Airport, California; California’s State Capitol; West Tampa Library in Tampa, Florida; Cowan Elementary School in Westchester, California; and the Women's Center of Glendale Memorial Hospital in Glendale, California. Fall of 2006, she received both the MOSTE Inspirational Women Award and the Samella Award for her artistry. Synthia is also one of the women included in Dr. Cynthia Jacobs Carter’s National Geographic book, Africana Woman: Her Story Through Time. She most recently completed signature paintings for Children's Institute International's "Project Fatherhood." She is also a member of the cast of M.K. Asante’s latest documentary “The Black Candle.”

“What an incredible honor it is for me to have my art included in such a wonderful Project!!!”Synthia Saint James