Grieve, Even if it Looks Weird By Imani Bryant In August of 2018, my paternal grandmother, Mary Alice, passed away. She was my only living grandmother and lived with my parents, sister, and me for years. She used to have “special nights” with my sister and I, where we would watch old Western movies and[…]
BMESTalk is “a space and place to stretch your soul.” These words were spoken by J. Tristan Hall, a Black male Assistant Principal based in Philadelphia, during a BMESTalk Happy Hour last December. J. Tristan’s comments are an indicator that BMEsTalk is living up to its vision statement – to inspire Black Male Educators to[…]
By Natasha Harrison self care Dec 23, 2020
CBV is a growing cooperative of 12 active consultants that center the Akan Adinkra symbol, boa me na me mmoa wo, which means “Help me and let me help you.” It is a symbol of cooperation and interdependence. On May 4, 2020, #CBVCEO Natasha Harrison found herself in the ICU. The love and prayers of[…]
In this video, Ayodele Harrison, Senior Partner of CBV and Director of BMEsTalk, shares his gratitude for his team of BMEsTalk CHAT moderators. Andre Daughty and Darryl Diggs, 2 of the 5 moderators, then describe how their experience as chat moderators have positively impacted them personally and professionally. What are you grateful for in 2020?
During a recent recording of the podcast, The Rewind presented by BMEsTalk, our Senior Partner of Education, Ayodele Harrison, took a moment to express his gratitude for the 5 Black Male Educators who helped to take the work of BMEsTalk to the next level. The two BMEs on the recording, Andre Daughty and Dr. Darryl[…]
By Natasha Harrison Community Engagement, Culture Transformation, gratitude, self care Dec 21, 2020
CBV has declared December 2020 as the Month of Gratitude! During a recent project meeting, cooperative members expressed what they are grateful for in 2020. What are you grateful for in 2020?
In this short piece, J. Tristan Hall shares his gratitude for having a Black Male Educator affinity space. Mr. Hall is an Assistant Principal based in Philadelphia, PA. He has been connected to the #BMEsTalk community for over 3 years.
By Natasha Harrison Community Engagement, COVID-19, DEI, gratitude, Racial Equity, self care Nov 30, 2020
CommunityBuild Ventures is proclaiming December as the Month of Gratitude! Our practice of Brave Space Building uses gratitude as an important building block to help participants be their most authentic selves. It invites hopefulness and opens the door to infinite possibilities. We are so grateful for what this year has taught us about resiliency, love[…]
By Natasha Harrison self care Nov 02, 2020
“Self-care is one of the active ways that I love myself. When you can and as you can, in ways that feel loving, make time and space for yourself” – Tracee Ellis Ross Election day is here. The energy in the air is ripe with anxiety, tension, and uncertainty. It is easy to get swept[…]
A CNN alert coming to my phone is nothing that I would normally blink at, but on the night of August 28th, a particular alert stopped me dead in my tracks. For a moment, the world paused as I read the words “‘Black Panther’ Actor Chadwick Boseman Dead at Age 43.” Nothing could have[…]