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Many people have asked me how my freshman year in college went, and I simply say, “It went,” because I don’t know how to categorize it. I’ve had many highs, and several lows. It’s taken me the entire summer to process my freshman year, and as I think about it, Karyn White’s song “Superwoman,” often...
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Black Americans with college degrees and financial resources are moving beyond American shores. The U.S. is no longer the epitome of easy living as other nations modernize, and some middle class Black professionals have discovered they can better enjoy their lives and grow their wealth elsewhere. Thirty-seven-year-old Asha Farrah and 42-year-old Nancy Caroline both came...
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Almost every time I click on my “explore” page on Instagram, I see a post telling me that yet another WNBA team has either waived a player and/or signed a player on a hardship contract. When I say every time, I definitely mean EVERY. TIME.  Coming off the 2021 Chicago Sky championship winning season, I...
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I just finished adding up all the payments I have been making on miscellaneous debt – loans, credit cards, consolidate debt, etc. I knew I cleared a lot of debt, but I just tallied those payments from the last four years and wow. The total came out to $36,824.03.   If you knew more about my...
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In her front yard my grandmother had three clothes lines that stood useless in the winter. But as soon as April hit each line sank under the weight of rugs and blankets. The blankets she washed in the machine and then hung in the sun. The earth underneath each one would darken with seemingly endless...
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This year in 2022 marked the first time that the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament was allowed to use the “March Madness” logo and brand as a form of advertisement– finally!!! The women’s tournament completely lived up to the “March Madness” name – a name that brings much excitement, bracket-breaking disappointments, and close games.  The First...
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Every time I think about inspiration and admiration, the first thing that comes to my mind is my mom: a single mother who worked full-time as a professor to provide for our small family comprised of her and I. She’s been a true role model in my life. However, when I think about someone at...
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Often when people think of Black women in sports, they think of basketball, track, and maybe softball and soccer.  But with the year that collegiate Black gymnasts are having, I think everyone should start thinking “gymnastics, basketball, track, and maybe softball and soccer.”  We know the OGs of Black girl gymnasts, Gabby Douglas and Simone...
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The young women at Septima Clark Academy have been learning about art and putting that learning into practice. The past few weeks have been particularly lively. Students visited the Mississippi Museum of Art to experience the Silver and Gold Key Winners in Mississippi for the Scholastic Art Awards. As one of our first field trips,...
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Often, the first people who show us love are our relatives. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins changing our diapers, giving us kisses and encouragement, feeding us and hoping for our bright future even before we can imagine one. Over time many of us realize that, for better or worse, the love they’re handing down...
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