Click the link https://soundcloud.com/madeinthewest/the-de-criminalization-of/s-CSZHpdjikiV for the Q&A introduction of the topic! The decriminalization of Black girls in schools looks like, restorative justice practices, creating diversion courts, remaking the educational and juvenile justice system and of course advocacy. To change the narrative from the criminalization to the decriminalization, we need to be in these spaces. I … Continue reading Conversations to Change the Narrative: Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools Q&A w/ Dr. Adrienne Lawson
Is Being “The First” African American in History Getting Played Out?
In 2018 African Americans are still breaking history by being the first African Americans in history to accomplish something. Londed Breed- First Black Mayor of San Francisco (2018) Ava DuVernay- First African-American woman to be nominated for Best Director by the Golden Globe Awards for Selma . Kamala Harris - First woman, first African American and … Continue reading Is Being “The First” African American in History Getting Played Out?
The Pressure from Society, Mental Health and Wellness.
We as millennial's have a lot of pressure on us from society and let me make it clear what a millennial is, according to Pew Research Center a millennial is anyone that was born from 1981 to 1996 (22-37 year old's). There has been talk in the news about how millennial's are going into debt, … Continue reading The Pressure from Society, Mental Health and Wellness.
Black Excellence and a Cultural Stance at The Oscars
The years 2016 and 2017 feels very monumental. I do not know if it is the effects of Obama leaving office and/or Trump entering the office but I feel the black excellence taking over tremendously regardless of the negative things happening in the world.Ever since I was old enough to watch and understand award shows … Continue reading Black Excellence and a Cultural Stance at The Oscars
Barack Obama’s Farewell Address: The best president we have ever had
This evening was filled with emotions as President Barack Obama gave his final speech in his farewell address today in his hometown of Chicago. Barack and his family was so loved by the american people that we hate to see them go. The Obama family gave us realness, sophistication and everything we could ever hope … Continue reading Barack Obama’s Farewell Address: The best president we have ever had