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neith sankofa

An INVOCATION. In the tradition of the Liberatory Elite of our ancestors, the world is waiting for US to announce who we are, what we deserve, and how deliciously we want to receive and BE received. We make our own space by way of our presence. We answer with an embodied sacred yes to that[…]

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What are your reflections regarding the current climate in our country? Natasha A. Harrison, President and CEO of CommunityBuild Ventures, shares her reflection on this moment after the lynchings of #BreonnaTaylor, #GeorgeFloyd, and #RayshardBrooks. Press play and listen. Then share your reflections.  At this moment, what are you feeling? How are you working through this[…]

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Curfew

Ayodele Harrison, Senior Partner of Education and Director of BMEsTalk for CommunityBuild Ventures, penned an article. According to the Changing the Odds report released in 2019 by The Annie E Casey Foundation, African Americans and whites together represent nearly 90 percent of the city’s total population – 52% African American and 37% white. Let these numbers sink in[…]

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Im Spying

Ayodele Harrison, Senior Partner of Education and Director of BMEsTalk for CommunityBuild Ventures, penned an article. “I’m spying.” Two words typed in the chat box of a Black male educator virtual affinity space. Why would a Black male educator tell other black males that he was spying? That’s just it. What if a non Black[…]

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get out of the fire

Can you name the first three steps to beating emotionally challenging situations?  Get Out of the Fire (GOTF) is an online learning series designed to inform and provide solutions to everyday people facing daily stressors that lead to burnout – feeling overwhelmed, overworked and over it. Listen as Ayodele and Natasha Harrison share scientific research[…]

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Imani Bryant

On March 16th, I flew home from DC. The weekend proceeding this flight was filled with uncertainty. I was forced to pack up my entire life at Howard, say goodbye to my friends and girlfriend, and leave the city without any knowledge of when I would return. Many of my friends were not so fortunate.[…]

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COVID 19

“What’s happening is black folks are getting infected more because they are exposed more, and once infected they’re dying more because they have their bodies — our bodies — have born the burden of chronic disinvestment (and) active neglect of the community, she said. “When I look at it is because of structural racism, which[…]

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