I’m only one chapter in and I have a feeling that by the end I’m going to put my fist through a wall. The stories about black women in the postbellum era are incredibly upsetting. This book also casts a light on how unequally the justice system treats African-Americans today as well as over a century ago. Heartbreaking yet necessary.
A packed house for the Chicago Partner Meeting to wrap up @artdesignchicago. Thank you @terraamericanart for your support of our work, or in the words of @lizglassman “this wonderful thing we’ve all created” through scholarship, exhibitions and programs. Huge props to @faheemmajeedstudio for the surprise installation of the @thefloatingmuseum monument to #jeanbaptistepointedusable#haroldwashington and the #potowatami and #africanamerican heritage of #chicago. It’s been a memorable and wonderful few years working on my contributions to @artdesignchicago with @mocpchi. Thanks everyone and let’s keep collaborating!
Ask me what I been up to this past year and six months: I Stoped taking acting classes and going hard in the dance studio to save money and produce my first web series. My team and I held on to this series for so long and Finally, we are able to share with you all. Thanks you to everyone who helped put this together. From the bottom of my heart, I love you. Hope you enjoy
Now that the glitter and optimism of the new year have officially faded (at least for me): What are you ACTUALLY leaving behind in 2018? Tell me in the comments. Let’s not be aspirational. Tbh, there’s enough of that, especially on social media. Let’s be REAL!
Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois. She attended #princetonuniversity, graduating cum laude in 1985, and went on to earn a degree from #harvardlawschool in 1988. Following her graduation from @Harvard, she worked at a Chicago law firm, where she met her husband, future U.S. President #barackobama. The couple married on October 3, 1992. As first lady, she focused her attention on current social issues, such as #poverty, #healthyliving#education + more. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was born to parents Marian and Fraser Robinson. Although Fraser’s modest pay as a city-pump operator led to cramped living in their #southshore bungalow, the Robinsons were a close-knit family, with Michelle and older brother Craig pushed to excel in school. Both children skipped the second grade, and Michelle was later chosen for a gifted-student program that enabled her to take #french and advanced #biology courses. Making the lengthy daily trip to attend Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Michelle became student council #treasurer and a member of the National Honor Society before graduating as class salutatorian in 1981. She then followed her brother to Princeton University, where she created a reading program for the children of the school’s manual laborers. A sociology major with a minor in #africanamerican studies, she explored the connections between the school’s #blackalumni and their communities in her senior thesis, graduating cum laude in 1985. After earning her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1988, Michelle joined the Chicago office of the law firm Sidley Austin as a junior associate specializing in marketing and #intellectualproperty. Assigned to #mentor a summer intern named Barack Obama, she deflected his initial #romantic advancements before they began dating. They were engaged within 2 years, and married at the Trinity United Church of Christ on October 3 1992. Michelle left corporate law in 1991 to pursue a career in public
#mnproud: In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Golden Valley resident, @rose.mcgee.90, has a mission to bake and give away 90 sweet potato pies! . . “When we become more intentional — one pie at a time — that’s how change can be made.” -Rose McGee . . On Sunday, January 20th at the Fifth Annual MLK Holiday of Service, the community will gather, recipients will be confirmed and Rose's mission will be complete! 📢 #jointheconversation: #rmgaccess
I was a toddler, 5 year old when I had polio, they had me injected thinking it was the way forward, no vaccine whatsoever to provide any form of immunity back then. I had my legs paralyzed afterwards. First polio outbreak was in 1894, it occurred in the US, affecting about 132 people. By 1979 polio has been eradicated in the US. Africa had polio outbreak and eradication process began between 1993 and 1995. ____ After my secondary school certification, I learnt some trade then I later had the opportunity to move to sports. I represented Nigeria in wheelchair race; Athens Olympics 2004. Also 2007 in Algiers, I represented Nigeria in wheelchair basketball competition, under IWBF (International Wheelchair Basketball Federation). ____ I was also involved in an advert in South Africa; an awareness to kick polio out of Africa.” “Do you feel any less of a man?” “Not at all, I feel really good about myself. In fact, I pray never to walk again, because I believe I am fulfilling purpose the way I am, even though I don’t have money. I have a wife and children, at that I still do everything by myself and what I have been able to achieve in life, even some people on their feet are unable to. _____ The only regret I have is that I am in Nigeria. Sorry to say, but I have been to over 12 countries and I have seen how special people like me are being treated and the plan their government have put in place for them. Whoever is in similar condition should search from within and find what they love to do, nobody is useless.” _____
Today is your day eleven years ago I your mom and I welcomed you tho we were happy and excited we were young and afraid, You have been such a blessing and I love you soo much Happy Birthday Harmony [Daddy’s Little Queen]. As a girl grows up, men will come in and out of her life, but the one man who will always be there is her father. The father-daughter relationship plays a vital role in his girl’s journey to adulthood. Many daughters today lack a positive male role model in their life. A father is the first man in a girl’s life that she will intimately know. Her father sets the standard for all other men in her life, and a positive role model will help her choose a good husband in the future. Take a moment for some self-reflection. Are there any habits you need to break? Are there some areas of your own life that could use a “spiritual overhaul” and prayer? When your daughter sees that you are willing to examine your own life and make changes when necessary, you provide the best example she could ever have of accepting responsibility for her actions.
A Queen on her throne is a woman who has mastered herself. She’s not perfect, but she is complete. She has come to the full realization that everything she needs to fulfill her mission can be found within. She has uncovered her powers and knows how to use them. She is no longer on The Path; she has become The Path.