Monday, September 28, 2015

Kat Stephens of Sankofa Consulting Takes Us Back-to-School

We are now settled into a new school year and, for some, a new school of thought. Today we are getting to know this month's cover girl, Kat Stephens of Sankofa Consulting which is a higher education consulting service that helps people of color and under served POC for college prep and finding scholarships and funding. You will learn more about her services later on in the post and how you can get in contact with her. Kat's a fly Caribbean girl hailing from Brooklyn and Queens of New York City by way of Guyana (she immigrated here with her family as a tiny tot). She is an advanced masters degree program student at Columbia University Teachers' College, a bride-to-be and a bonus mom! Homegirl's got a lot of positive things going on and a story to share that I hope inspires and provides encouragement. Keep reading to learn more about her educational journey, which includes a 10 year hiatus, and how she wants to help others find opportunities to get the education they want at schools that they want.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Music & Mood /// Maybe by Sidibe

Kat's, this month's cover girl, feature will go live this Thursday or Friday. We are experiencing many kinks lately, apologize and appreciate your patience. Things will get more consistent. With her feature going up later, we are sharing today's post early.

We are back in business! Got the carpel tunnel alleviated and expect it to keep improving. After more research and observation, I think my ergonomic mouse was the culprit. It's supposed to help prevent carpel tunnel and was creating a problem. The way it's shaped had me consistently holding my hand and wrist in a compromising position. I'm just glad I got to the, seemingly, bottom of it because I love writing! So let's get back on topic.

I'm playing with a new feature idea on here called Music & Mood. I've always been a person that for different times in my life or different experiences, I have a song that reminds me of them. Jay Z's The Blueprint album (2001) reminds me of the first quarter of my freshmen year of college. The song Girls, Girls, Girls on that album reminds me of the guy I was dating then because I found out he was gaming me and other girls, girls, girls. Haha! I can laugh about it now but it so wasn't funny then. In these features, I take a song or album and share what emotions, memories or themes that I took away from its message, sound, musical elements, feeling or a combo of everything.

Today's song, Maybe, is a new single from the wildly talented and LA based artist, Sidibe. She's no stranger to the AGrlCanMAC community and was featured with us HERE last year and continues creating amazing and meaningful music. Maybe, gives me the feeling/theme of:


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