Events

Fall Black Arts Love Mixer and Marketplace

New Season, New Location This Fall season of the Black Arts Mixer and Marketplace warmed my heart almost as much as the sun warmed the leaves falling from the autumn struck trees. Fall is here and the new season perfectly matched the newly located of the mixer, previously held at Garfield High school’s gymnasium now moved to Garfield Community Center…

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Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian National Museum of African American History

The day that the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAACHC) finally opened to the public September 24, 2016 I vowed to go there as soon as possible. I’d never been to a museum that celebrated African American History and I was also gripped by it’s opening during the historic moment of the final few months of…

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The Importance of Joining my BSU While Studying at a PWI

What my BSU gave me at my PWI: Five Essential C’s Attending the University of Washington, a predominantly white institution (PWI) can be a draining experience, especially socially which can affect us academically, emotionally and even physically. I’d always dreamed of graduating high school and going to Spelman College, but my father (footing the bill for my degree) decided investing…

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Sermons, Social Policy

Black and Woke and Christian? Revolutionary and Christ Following

Being revolutionary and spiritually aware are not mutually exclusive. I’ve had people ask me how I could be a revolutionary while also practicing Christianity, the “white mans” religion. In response, t I want to address the idea that Christianity is a “white man’s” religion because it is not. The Bible was not written by white people, the people in the…

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Social Policy

Juneteenth vs July 4th

Are you celebrating June 19th or July 4th? It completely depends on your definition of “free” July 4, 1776 not only was I not considered a citizen, I wasn’t considered human. My people were property to be bought and sold while those who were considered citizens celebrated their independence from their captive in England. Their independence rested on the backs…

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