Notebook

On Black Folks and Bringing Our Whole Selves to Work

"Before I leave the house in the morning, I let the dog out, empty the trash, and then neatly fold the other 60 percent of myself into a drawer. Sometimes I pack a to-go bag, and bring it for drinks with a friend after work. But in the office? Nah. People love being culturally aware until… Continue reading On Black Folks and Bringing Our Whole Selves to Work

We Do Have The Right to Write

"Self-Deprication and self-doubt was my biggest concern. I had to overcome the feeling that I didn’t have the right to write. "  I recently attended a panel discussion on writing and publishing for social justice that featured different social justice educators and higher education administrators who had established themselves as published writers in a variety of contexts from… Continue reading We Do Have The Right to Write

Best of N.A.H. May 2017

On the 1st of each month, I share links to some of the best posts from my blog, Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian. Here is a selected note from May 2017. Considering Age as a Shared Identity Creates Opportunities for Empathy https://notesfromanaspiringhumanitarian.com/considering-age-as-a-shared-identity-creates-opportunities-for-empathy/ More notes from the archives can be found on The Best Of N.A.H. page. Ubuntu, From Aspiring… Continue reading Best of N.A.H. May 2017

A Talk on The Importance of Self-Reflection for Social Change

I was invited to speak at C3 in West Michigan on Sunday, May 21st 2017. I was asked to share some readings for the group to think on prior to my arrival and I'm sharing them here with you: The Culture of Social Justice Elitism by Amer F. Ahmed Allies Who Are Not Allies by… Continue reading A Talk on The Importance of Self-Reflection for Social Change

Stories of “Exceptional” Black Kids and Scholarships

Occasionally I'll hear stories in the news about Black high school students who have been accepted to multiple schools, with millions of dollars in scholarships. Coming from where I come from I think it's a beautiful thing. Yet, I can value the excitement, admiration, and pride I feel for the students when I learn of those stories,… Continue reading Stories of “Exceptional” Black Kids and Scholarships