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black-culture: "The single biggest difference between financial success and financial failure is how well you manage your money. It’s simple: to master money, you must manage money." - T. Harv Eker My students are limited in many resources at home and at school because of the low-economic area they live in. As their teacher and role model, I want to ensure my students are on a path to being successful adults. Many of my students because of their disadvantaged backgrounds have little to no opportunities to learn about financial literacy. They spend their allowance or parents’ earnings on toys or snacks without thinking about the consequences of these small expenditures can add up over time. It is important to teach students the value of saving money early on to save for important things in the future such as a college education. The possibilities are endless when my students can use a Mac Book Air laptop to access online financial literacy activities. The students will become financial literate as they engage in games and activities that teach them about budgeting, credit/debit, and saving. I am requesting a Mac Book Air laptop to teach financial literacy in a fun 21st century way to my students. Studies have shown that students who are financially literate become financially responsible young adults regardless of income level. http://www.donorschoose.org/project/teaching-financial-literacy-in-a-21st-ce/1258104/?rf=link-siteshare-2014-07-teacher_account-teacher_1562753&challengeid=254136 Thank you so much for your support. The total cost has been cut in half thanks to generous donation. For the next 7 days, EVERY DOLLAR will be matched by donors choose. So if you are donate $5, you are really donating $10. If you donate $25, you are really donating $50! Use code INSPIRE. Every dollar helps. Please signal boost. The babies will appreciate it! -Zellie Imani Enthusiastic Educator
Test Shots is an ongoing series of portraits taken in the studio with photography couple Rog and Bee Walker. Each photograph, taken mostly of their close friends and fellow creatives, is as striking as it is simple.
Opting for a sombre and dark background, coupled with poised and pensive subjects, Walker’s shots manage to maximize on the simplicity of the traditional portrait style by making use of a medium format camera that provides an image quality which, despite the powerful stillness of each individual, vividly brings the details of each photograph to life. This brings out both a sense of strength and vulnerability in each picture, alluding to the intimate two-way dialog between subject and photographer.
"This is the most organic method of communication I have. Photography is the way I speak…It doesn’t get more personal than another human, and that’s what I’m looking to capture, that connection between humanity." - Rog Walker
This post pretty much came about because I was asked if I had resources for Muslims who were discovering or newly coming to terms with their sexuality. I didn’t, and the poor advice I had to offer was … poor. So, I pulled up a few of the blogs I followed that are targeted…
renaissanceblackman: cartermagazine: Today In History We Honor Charlie Parker ‘Charlie Parker was one of the most influential improvising soloists in jazz, and a central figure in the development of bop in the 1940s. A legendary figure in his own lifetime, he was idolized by those who worked with him, and he inspired a generation of jazz performers and composers’ via PBS (painting: Charlie Parker by PacoCartoon) - CARTER Magazine Bird is slept on heavy. Next to early Miles, he’s my favorite…