Posts in category "Education"

Howard University Middle School Teachers Fired for Teaching Black History?

Howard University Middle School Teachers Fired for Teaching Black History?
by A Comeaux Our story is a dark and daunting one, that tells of a resilient people, so even our trials promote triumph because we’re still here! Despite the attacks on us as a people, as individuals, as children, women and men, we keep going. We keep fighting. That said, why in 2015 are Howard... Read more »

I Knew I was Strong When I Became a 15-Year-Old Mom

I Knew I was Strong When I Became a 15-Year-Old Mom
By Nicole Harding Thirty years ago, I became a 15-year-old mom. Even as I type this it seems unbelievable to me. Fifteen? Mom? Where would I get the strength to raise a baby and, well, finish raising myself? I made a mental pact in those first few days of motherhood:  I would be strong and... Read more »

I Am a Mother, By Nature

I Am a Mother, By Nature
Mother Nature By Celeste T. Parker It was Mother’s Day 2009.  Grandma had been gone since February of the previous year.  It felt like I’d lost my mom too.  That’s why we were there, at the Hilton, downtown.  I think Mom enjoyed the Broadway musical we’d gone to see.  The rhythms and colors of the... Read more »
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Keke Palmer Supports Potential of Us Campaign at Corliss H.S.

Keke Palmer Supports Potential of Us Campaign at Corliss H.S.
by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster– Last week, Chicago welcomed hometown girl Keke Palmer at Corliss H.S. as part of Verizon’s “Potential of Us” campaign. The campaign is a community initiative which Verizon started to help communities reach their full potential and inspire change. The campaign includes stars like Keke Palmer, Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall and... Read more »

Education: 12 Benefits of Home-Schooling

Education: 12 Benefits of Home-Schooling
By Toni J. Spearman HOME-Schooling: I have been afforded the incredible opportunity to homeschool two very bright young people, my 12-year-old son and my 14-year-old daughter. At the beginning of the school year I saw warning signs that my son was having difficulties again in his learning and study habits. I knew he was a... Read more »

10 Ways to Get ON TRACK for a Successful #2014!

10 Ways to Get ON TRACK for a Successful #2014!
By Dawniel Patterson Winningham @wealthspeaker interviewing Sophia Angeli Nelson @IamSophiaNelson As a Master Life and Business Coach it is refreshing when you have the opportunity to have YOUR CUP refilled by someone knowledgeable, worldly, and giving. Interviewing Sophia Angeli Nelson recently was just that for me. It was an opportunity for me to not only... Read more »
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Got a minute? 7 Tips to Recharge Your Career

Got a minute? 7 Tips to Recharge Your Career
The future is now—so, are you prepared for it? Ven K. Lai, Lead Creative Designer, Buick, Creative Design, has seven rules for rebooting your career and these rules apply if you’re a Millennial just starting out, and/or if you’re a mid-level executive starting over. Video: Meet Ven K. Lai Ven K. Lai, Lead Creative Buick,... Read more »

At last! An Art Retreat for Women

At last! An Art Retreat for Women
By Lydia Katherine The Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center (CUARC) has a mission to bring people together in a creative environment that offers socially impacting art, positive programs, creative workshops, and, a retreat for women! Founder and curator Dianna Long tells Six Brown Chicks, “The Urban Art Retreat was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1984.... Read more »

Six Career Myths That Hold You Back

Six Career Myths That Hold You Back
By Zondra Hughes Alicia Boler-Davis is a wife, a mother and a master of multitasking in her dual roles as Senior Vice President, Global Quality & Customer Experience at General Motors. Boler-Davis—the highest ranking African American female executive in the history of General Motors—busted a few career myths at a recent media brunch held in... Read more »
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Hey Gladiators in Suits: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hey Gladiators in Suits: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  By Tania Brown You’re a Gladiator in a Suit, and you may be juggling kids, activities, a career and maybe a spouse but becoming proactive about breast cancer awareness can mean the difference between life and death. I’m very passionate about breast cancer awareness and prevention because my mother survived it twice; in the... Read more »