Book: Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning a Master’s or PhD [Revised Edition] by: Robert L Peters, PhD. Published 1997. I noted the year the book was published because some of the information may be slightly outdated, such as applications to grad school costing $25 (LOL), but the value of… Read More Keep it real: The book that put me on pause about going to grad school
Campus stress is almost inevitable. But there are ways to anticipate it and alleviate it. And I have a few suggestions on how to handle this relative to needing to regulate your mind while being on campus. 1. Get off campus Explore the world outside of your campus parameters for a change of pace. It’s… Read More #BackToSchool: 6 tips for Self-Care on Campus
In another installment of a #randombutrelevant unplanned blog post, I feature the writing of Dwayne Moore, alumnus of Stony Brook University, Class of 2017. Alot to say and the words to say it: “Like many other black people, I am mentally exhausted by the recent images we have all witnessed on the news. My plans… Read More Cut the BS: America has, and always will be this way
Blogger Michaela at “A Dash of Michaela” posted a call to action after her recent blog post 0:00 More of Them, Less of Me. As soon as I read the challenge she posed, a lightbulb went off in my head. There was a draft for a post I had sitting in my computer files for several… Read More #ReclaimingMyTime: Plenty of (Unworthy) Fish and the 0:00 Challenge
I’m sure by now you’ve heard, and if you haven’t, a quick google search or twitter search will get you up to speed real quick. I don’t want to too much dwell on the Usher situation, but there’s a conversation that comes out of it I want to address: The Black community is FAKE fat… Read More On Usher, Sex, and the Fake Fat Friendly Black Community
Although “Do what you love” sounds like a corny motivational segment, I’m a firm believer in this. At the very least, what you love should guide you. Consider this when choosing a college major/career path. Originally, I went to college to be a high school history teacher. I knew after my 1st semester of Africana… Read More #BacktoSchool: Consider your Future, Fuel your Passion.
As August pulls up on us real sneaky, many of us are preparing to start or return to our respective universities so I’m dedicating my August posts to Back to School activities and preparations. Thinking about the dreaded move in and settling in process, I remember my first day of college, moving into the dorm.… Read More #BackToSchoolTBT: My Freshman Move-In Day [FAIL] Story
Twitter has been key in connecting me with others like myself who are on this academic journey and keeping me up to speed with opportunities and events that interest me as an academic, black girl, and otherwise. I’ve made some great cyber homies through twitter, which works great for times when my introversion is at its… Read More 10 Twitter accounts you should be following if you’re a #blackademic
I’ve recently been pondering whether or not my blog should remain “anonymous” although, technically, given the available social media links it isn’t really. I see my lovely fellow bloggers always with the cute pictures and icons, I figure well what else is going to be the face of my blog but me? Why did I… Read More Who’s the BoujeeRatchademic?
My choice to forgive needs to either contribute to or be the culmination of a healing process for myself. Your life cannot revolve around someone else’s feelings. And I rebuke the doctrine that makes a woman feel as if her lot in life is to constantly forgive and that’s as good as she gets. … Read More The Church, Black Women, and “Forgiveness Indoctrination”