Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dear Lauryn Hill...

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Many of us go through life being the product of our surroundings; we think the same, react the same, and go through life without reaching our fullest potential. We stand in the crowd because we fear standing out from the crowd and being ostracized for our own thoughts. For some realist like Erykah Badu, we consider this Group Think; Individuals who refrain from individualist-creativity and thought because of the ramifications attached to it. It is not until later on in life, usually at age 25 or older, that some individuals break away from Group Think and start living life to their fullest potential. For others, this may never occur.

Truly, how can I judge you and what you are going through when my life is still being written? Sometimes, it’s easier for people to judge others without fully evaluating their own situations; Not realizing that their situation is very similar to those who they are judging. I just want you to know that I respect you. I respect your style, grace, and ability to rise above it all. Your story is still being written.

 ~Respect the originators

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Dr. Yvonne Seon (Chappelle) presents at Wilberforce University

Dr. Yvonne Seon (Chappelle) presented at Wilberforce University on Thursday, April 11, 2013. She discussed her life, The Negritude Movement (La Negritude), and her son (Dave Chappelle). It was interesting hearing about La Negritude because I immediately linked it to The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Come to find out that the movement was inspired by The Harlem Renaissance and each movement had someone that connected both movements; Langston Hughes. Mr. Hughes spoke French and was instrumental in both movements. Dr. Seon's time at Wilberforce was very insightful. The students at Wilberforce came out in great numbers and showed a lot of respect to the visitors on campus.

Great event Wilberforce. Let's do this again next year!

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