For this last journal I wanted to just answer a few discussion questions from November 19th’s and 24th’s presentations. Before I do that I just wanted to say that all of these presentations have been wonderful and I’ve enjoyed these discussions and hearing what interests the students. Many questions raised…


Thursday: November 12, 2020

Today’s presentations were on Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole & The Iron Lady with Margaret Thatcher; Nyeema, Nia, and Chanel presented on the first topic and Alexa presented on the second topic. …


Thursday: November 5, 2020

Today we took a quiz, as we do every Thursday, but y’all know the drill by now. We also went over the survey results from the survey we took on Black Panther a few days ago. With this, there were questions asking if we believe that the current vision of…


Thursday: October 29, 2020

Today we were introduced to Ms. Malliron Hodge who is the director of programing at Digital Promise, a board member of Kallion, and creator and producer of the podcast “Baddies with Business,” which discusses exactly that. In her podcast she interviews black, female entrepreneurs who are…


Thursday: October 22, 2020

As always, we began class with our infamous quizzes; but I gotta say this one didn’t seem to go too well… happens to the best of us. Anyway, we worked on a google doc to determine how we can develop a love for humanity titled “Planning…


Thursday: October 15, 2020

As usual, we began class with a little conversation that led to the completion of our quiz. Once we completed the quiz and went over it, we continued our discussion on “The Education of Cyrus.” Two Greek words we began our discussion with were phthonos —…


Thursday: October 8, 2020

Today, as always, we kicked off class with the completion of a quiz. This week our quiz was on the play, “The Normal Heart,” by Larry Kramer. The main character, Ned Weeks, seemed to have quite a few limitations. There a list added to Chapter 7…


Thursday: October 1, 2020

I’m sure you get the jist by now, but we took a quiz on “El Muerto,” starring a selfish man named Benjamin Otalara. This week we spoke about some of his qualities and characteristics, as well as those we see in ourselves. We completed an activity…


Thursday: September 24, 2020

Like any other Thursday, we began our class with a quiz on the reading, which was Philoctetes. We took a look at our “Chalkboard for Ideas” document to review the 8 Pillars of Caste according to Isabel Wilkerson; These 8 Pillars are (1) Divine Will and…


Thursday→ September 17, 2020

This one’s funny. As we do every Thursday, we took a quiz on the according chapter. This one was about Lysistrata, but here’s where it gets funny. The question was to name 2 other women in the Lysistrata, OTHER THAN LYSISTRATA. I thought to myself, “This…

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