Month

November 2018
The word entrepreneur is based on the Sanskrit word “Antha Prerna,” which in translation means “self-motivated.” However, in the fourth grade when I learned how to spell entrepreneur, I didn’t think about motivation or what was required to be a great entrepreneur — I thought about being the boss. Business school later taught me that...
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What I want, nearly more than anything is some justice in the world. I was never into pageants, but a Black girl can dream for world peace, right? In my most ideal mind, I want to give so much of myself — my time, energy and resources, to people who need it. But I feel...
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All of our work at The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects centers achieving ‘responsible freedom,’ one of seven programmatic principles. On these principles, we are able to foster community, our autonomy and a continuous sense of self-evaluation. Doing so is the first step in how we overcome.   Abstract White supremacy is a ubiquitous ideology...
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As the air cools and the sun sets earlier, it’s funny that the same people who can’t wait for summer to end also complain about the first freeze right before winter hits. This year I wouldn’t know much about the cold temps of February and March 2018, the April showers and May flowers or the...
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The idea of government, whether big or small, and the role it plays in the individual and collective lives of Black people is a constant discussion in Black communities, even when government itself isn’t named. The prevailing notion that social problems are the direct result of programs, policies and directives of the existing governmental/legal structures...
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If you’ve been outside at any point in the last few weeks, you can feel it: the sticky, wet chill that rolled in pretty much as soon as the calendar flipped to October that left your knees rattling when you wake in the morning. Fall has officially swooped in across the south, and while it’s...
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