July 24th, 2014

The truth has nothing to fear from inquiry. Be wary of anyone who would discourage questions.


The truth has nothing to fear from inquiry. Be wary of anyone who would discourage questions.

Reblogged from A Momentary Flow
July 23rd, 2014

Must read for all our journalists and writers : 

39 Pieces Of Advice For Journalists And Writers Of Color- heavenrants

July 23rd, 2014

If you’re the NYC area, make sure to check out @THESTUDENTDREAM ’s talk with Alicia Glenn, Howard U alum and proud founder of

Official invite below…


How are you!? I wanted to invite you to the latest “Boss Talk” presented by Student Dream! The featured speaker Alicia Glenn, Founder of My College Hustle LLC., will share her secrets to success and answer all of your questions about Entrepreneurship, Networking, and Leadership. Even Mark Cuban thinks she’s cool! The event will be on Monday July 28th from 6:30pm-9:00pmat Thoughtworks NYC. All in all it’s a great opportunity for you to build your knowledge, grow your network, and, launch your company. You can RSVP for FREE here.

There will be Food.  There will be giveaways. 

Can you also share this with your network via email, Facebook, and Twitter? You can copy this email and I’ve included Facebook and Twitter copy below.

Any questions for me? 

Have a great rest of the week and I hope to see you Monday!

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July 23rd, 2014

Damn, didn’t realize how few black lawyers there are. About to start looking for fellowships/scholarships to share.

With numbers that bad somebody has to be (or at least should be) hosting scholarship programs for aspiring black lawyers 


July 22nd, 2014
July 22nd, 2014

Black Collegian Summit…would you go?

We have devoted this year to connecting with many of yall in person (special shout out to our campus reps!), and have noticed a need for something to bring us together…in person. Tumblr, Facebook, listservs, they all great. But, this year has taught us that nothing beats connecting, sharing, laughing, shit sometimes crying, together face to face.

I know some of yall have been to the Black Solidarity Conference at Yale, and this would in no way be competing. While BSC focuses largely on raising the intellectual consciousness our community (and has a LIVE after party haha) we are thinking it would be amazing to have an entire day devoted to helping us all become the compassionate and skilled change-makers we aim to be.

We’re thinking dope recent graduate panelists, resume and grad-school application workshops, a panel on divestment of our universities from private prisons and a petition to the Dep of Education to change policies that are hindering our success (Pell Grants, Students Loans, you name it) and letter writing to high school students, an opportunity fair (career fairs are boring haha). Basically, programs we think can help us achieve, connect AND engage. 

It’s all still in the idea phase- but what are your thoughts? Would you attend? What panels or programs would you make you want to go?

July 21st, 2014

Black-Owned Businesses Are Quietly Powering Detroit’s Resurgence, But No One’s Talking About It

via blackvoices

July 21st, 2014
July 18th, 2014

Why is everyone being asked about what black collegians need to suceed EXCEPT for black collegians?

Every day I get emails, tweets, messages about professors, mentors, polticians etc. about what black college students need. 

But I can count on my hands the number of articles a year that I see  highlighting the voice of black collegians themselves. 

As yall know, I am a recent grad myself (currently working on returning to being black collegian as a law student:)) and I can’t understand why everyone and their mom has a platform to talk about issues impacting yall…except for yall!

Has anyone else noticed this mess? Am I making this up, or is there a serious deficit or black collegians voices in conversations about black collegian success?



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