Why I Chose An HBCU: A graduate of North Carolina A&T State University

If I could go back in time, I would go back and relive my undergrad experience at North Carolina A&T State University. I can honestly say it was the best time of my life. It wasn’t just the gym jams, probates, walking around campus to meet up with friends, and of course, the Greatest HomecomingContinue reading “Why I Chose An HBCU: A graduate of North Carolina A&T State University”

Black in the Ivy League

Growing up, I always knew that I needed to go to college. As a low-income, first-generation Black woman with immigrant parents, I figured it was my best chance. However, it wasn’t until I began my senior year that I’d seriously thought about where I would end up after I got my high school diploma. FollowingContinue reading “Black in the Ivy League”

Why I felt an HBCU was right for me

Many people told me that an HBCU was not realistic and would not prepare me for the “real world”. They were partially right; HBCUs aren’t representative of “the real world.” One reason I decided to go to an HBCU, in specific Howard University, was because HBCUs celebrate black culture. Attending an HBCU felt like aContinue reading “Why I felt an HBCU was right for me”

5 Things a Girl Needs to Know in Order to Begin Her College Application Process

So my mom has been asking me to write this post for a while. Thanks to social distancing I have run out of excuses as to why I don’t have the time. Once I sat down and actually completed this task, I realized I could have done this a long time ago and would notContinue reading “5 Things a Girl Needs to Know in Order to Begin Her College Application Process”

Celebrating My Teenager, Honoring Our Ancestors

Lately, me, and mine, have been in a celebratory mood as we watch the possibilities unfold for my teenager, Alyssa.  Alyssa, my middle child, has always been the academically focused one.  She has consistently, despite any challenges, kept her “eye on the prize” and excelled academically. In an effort to provide her with the bestContinue reading “Celebrating My Teenager, Honoring Our Ancestors”