As people, there are things we need to know about the water we consume on a daily basis and the role we should play in protecting life’s most precious resource. Continue reading Keep it flowing.
“Ima gold mouth dog, definition of the South. Ain’t no quarters, ain’t no halfs, just some wholes in this house.” – Gucci Mane Laflare Gold teeth are very popular throughout the South. People up in Maryland all the way down to Texas flex (show off) with their gold crowns and grills. Crowns, usually referred to as “caps” are made for dental restoration. People throughout the … Continue reading Gold Mouth Dog Definition of The South?
Capacity building can be defined as an investment in the effectiveness and future sustainability of a non-profit organization. Non-profit organizations are founded on purposes other than making a profit usually driven by their mission and vision statement. Mission statements usually presents the purpose of an organization stating What it does, Who it does it for, and How it will do so. Vision statements state what … Continue reading Capacity Building
Most Black Americans communicate through some form of African American Vernacular English. African American Vernacular English is viewed as an informal type of communication that should often times be used in domestic and social settings. AAVE is heavily disapproved of in educational and professional settings due to its pronunciation, lexicon, and grammar in comparison to Standard English. Although variations of Standard English are often times … Continue reading You Say Mother I Say Muva!
In 1971, Black psychologist William E. Cross, created the Nigrescence model. The Nigrescence model is a racial identity scale created to assess how Black Americans come to understand and appreciate what it means to be Black. According to Cross, every Black American must go through a series of five stages in order to develop a clear and healthy understanding of what it means to be … Continue reading What does it mean to be Black in America?
There is a common misunderstanding about white supremacy throughout the U.S. Most people suppose that white supremacy centers on hate toward anyone that is not Caucasian. White supremacy is a belief in which individuals think that white people are superior to those of all other races, especially the black race. Individuals who possess and use their power to oppress others are deemed as supremacist. People … Continue reading What is power?
Recently in Washington D.C., Louis Farrakhan called upon people of all races, nationalities, religions and ethnic groups to participate in the second Million Man March. He wanted everyone to come together and listen to his views regarding the social hardships of Black people, in modern day America. Individuals questioned the purpose of the event, and whether or not it would decrease social hardships for Blacks. … Continue reading Necessities for progression
As we may know, there are a lot of black scholars who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) throughout the U.S. Though it is good that some people of the race decide to continue their education after secondary school, a significant question still remains: Is it a blessing or a curse to be a graduate from an HBCU? Attending an African American institution founded … Continue reading HBCU’s Blessing or Curse?