Not Ghetto Mess
“With surprising poise and self-confidence, Casey Gerald rose to the occasion, giving the most inspiring and stirring speech we have ever seen given by a graduating MBA. ”
“Surrounded by friends, family and peers, Adm. Michelle J. Howard was promoted to her new rank at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. She’ll take over as the vice chief of naval operations, the No. 2 officer in the service. She is not only the first woman to hold the job, but the first African-American.”
**Photo credit to Washington Post**
“The Clippers players decided to take a stand during game 4 after all. They came out in normal Clippers warm up gear then dropped them at center court, to reveal blank red warmup shirts.”
What would you have done? Do you think this was a good stand to take? Or could they have done more, as in NOT PLAY?
“Karyn Washington, founder of “For Brown Girls” and the “Dark Skin, Red Lips” project has died at the tender age of 22. And this was not a natural death. This was a suicide.
Karyn, who dedicated herself to the uplifting of dark-skinned black girls and women, and worked so that they would have a sense of well-being, was struggling with depression and mental illness, and was unable to extend the love she gave to others to herself.”
Read more here…
May she rest in power and peace. HGM salutes Karyn Washington and the For Brown Girls movement.
“In the next month, Kwasi Enin must make a tough decision: Which of the eight Ivy League universities should he attend this fall?
A first-generation American from Shirley, N.Y., the 17-year-old violist and aspiring physician applied to all eight, from Brown to Yale.”
Be inspired! Black History Month 2014.... DO BETTER FOLKS!
“Dr. James West, born in 1931 in Prince Edward County, Va., received patent no. 3,118,022 in 1964 (while an employee at Bell Laboratories), along with Gerhard Sessler, for the electroacoustic transducer, an electret microphone, which offered greater reliability, higher precision, lower cost and smaller size. The electret microphone revolutionized the microphone industry, with almost one billion manufactured each year. West and Sessler were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1999.”
-Excerpt taken from uspto.gov
Time to do some research!
This last decade in the Black community has been full of YIKES moments. Along with progress, our community has had huge setbacks. Unemployment rates, high crime rates in cities like Chicago and child abuse has become the topic of each Black news media outlet. Are we getting closer to the dream or further from it? Your thoughts???
“One of America’s most important — and controversial — literary figures, Amiri Baraka, died on Thursday from complications after surgery following a long illness, according to his oldest son. Baraka was 79.
Baraka co-founded the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. His literary legacy is as complicated as the times he lived through, from his childhood — where he recalled not being allowed to enter a segregated library — to the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. His poem about that attack, “Somebody Blew Up America,” quickly became infamous.”
Rest In Power.
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