Hold Fast to Dreams

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There’s a large amount of chaos happening in our world: hurricanes, floods, mud slides, and even political turmoil.  In addition to these major events, you may be experiencing challenges within your personal world, such as financial woes, relationship drama, and job dissatisfaction. These various circumstances can rob you of your dreams and distract you from building your desired life. They deplete our finite energy and attention. We become reactionary. 

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Ebony Sistahs & Ivory Towers: A Vital Call for Black Women Scholars

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Featured on: ForHarriet.com Is the Academy a place where Black Women can achieve social justice? I attended the 2nd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference with this one question in mind. With the recent uprisings in Ferguson, MO, and the discussions surrounding street harassment, one could argue that the United Sates is at a critical moment of major social change. For more than seven years, I have participated in and I have organized grassroots movements on key social justice issues such as public education reform. I have trained and supported citizens from Black and economically disadvantaged communities to share their lived…

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#BlackWomenLead: What Black Women Ought to Know about Running for Office

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Plainfield, New Jersey, is a moderately small town located south of New York City. Part of Union county, it has a population of 50,000 with a 70 million dollar operating budget. It’s the hometown of my soror and linesister, Annie McWilliams. A young Black woman who ran for the city council in 2008 at the age of 24 and won not only the at-large seat, but also her peers unanimously selected her as the council president for two years in a row. Like Annie, many Black women possess a desire for social change. If we want to have a long-term…

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