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Small Celebration and Conflicts of Productivity

Hey everyone, happy Tuesday! Yesterday, I completed my final interview for my thesis. I am feeling good about this small task… Because it is done. After the completion of the interview, I gain some clarity of the direction and structure of my thesis. I was having a mini panic attack a few weeks ago about the structure. It is still unreal that I am almost done. But I still have a long ways to go…

This comes to my second point of this post, which is productivity. Staying focus is the primary goal. I need to complete the data collection of the thesis. Last step in data collection is completing a focus group aka museum day. The final step would be piecing it all together.

Here is my writing plan (starting Sunday):
Devote 30 minutes a day to thesis writing/research.
Complete 1st draft by the first week of March

I will check-in at the end of the week to update on thesis process and other musing this week. Have a great Tuesday!

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Posted by on February 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

…Free Books on race, gender, sexuality, and class that are bound to get you woke!

…Free Books on race, gender, sexuality, and class that are bound to get you woke!

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is Free!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stay tuned for updates!!

TyreeBP.com

In need of some new reading to spur your mind? Here is a great list of FREE BOOKS in  PDF form to educate oneself on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture!

Please feel free to share this with anyone who you feel might benefit. Special thanks you to Tracie of Emory University.

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Posted by on January 16, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

This Is Why We Still Don’t Need #WhiteGirlsRock

This is blog is everything and this article is just the tip of the iceberg. Please check it out!!! Share your thoughts and be respectful. Updates soon!!

Olivia A. Cole

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Below you will find an excerpt to my latest blog,”Why We Still Don’t Need #WhiteGirlsRock,” which has been published on Huffington Post. I encourage you to read it here.

It’s a subtle kind of murder, the killing of black girls’ self-confidence. In a culture like ours that regularly dehumanizes and denigrates the bodies and identities of black women — even the First Lady of the United States isn’t exempt, after all — it’s easy to miss the often indistinct ways that black girls and women are cast as inferior to the identities and pursuits of white women.

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Posted by on April 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Dr. Sheena C. Howard Wins 2014 Comic Con Eisner Award for Book “Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation”

Love this. Will be providing a grad school update soon! But enjoy the reblogs for now…

GOOD BLACK NEWS

AR-140809625.jpg&maxh=400&maxw=667 Dr. Sheena C. Howard

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Posted by on August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Treehouse Partners with Girls Inc., ChickTech and Clinton Global Initiative to Change the Ratio of Women in Tech

Treehouse Partners with Girls Inc., ChickTech and Clinton Global Initiative to Change the Ratio of Women in Tech

THE K.JULES PROJECT

PORTLAND, Ore.Aug. 13, 2014 — Following a pivotal national education and job placement commitment with the Clinton Global InitiativeTreehouse is putting its movement for economic equality into action with today’s launch of “Change the Ratio.” In partnership with Girls, Inc. and ChickTech, Change the Ratio is designed to inspire and empower young women around the nation to pursue careers in technology.

Computing jobs are growing at twice the national average and pay 75 percent more than the median annual salary. Women hold less than 25 percent of high-paying computer-science related positions, so there is a need for technology companies to close the gender wage gap and help place more women in technology positions.

“Nationally, women earn 77 percent less than men across all industries,” said Ryan Carson, co-founder and CEO of Treehouse. “That doesn’t work for us and we want to do something about…

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Posted by on August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Latest Research Shows Why Minorities Are ‘Beyond Broke’ As Racial Wealth Gap Persists And Threatens U.S. Economic Security

Latest Research Shows Why Minorities Are ‘Beyond Broke’ As Racial Wealth Gap Persists And Threatens U.S. Economic Security

Curious to see if the research expansion will include wealth statistics by levels of education. That would be an interesting comparison. As a person of color with a degree, I would probably be considered working class (or working poverty) and definitely lumped into the percentage of not having any liquidated assets.

THE K.JULES PROJECT

Experts Recommend New Savings and Housing Proposals to Stem Inequality as They Prepare for Summit at U.S. Capitol

Screen-Shot-2014-04-28-at-4.49.23-PMWASHINGTON, April 29, 2014—New analysis of 2011 Census data reveals an acute racial and ethnic wealth gap that is causing a group of leading experts to call for important policy and regulatory changes. In the recovery period following the Great Recession, the average African American and Latino household still owns only six and seven cents respectively for every one dollar in wealth held by the typical white family, an increase of a penny per group since 2009.

The gap is especially noticeable when it comes to access to immediate cash. Over two-thirds of African Americans (67 percent) and nearly three-fourths of Latinos (71 percent), but only one-third of whites (34 percent), are considered “liquid asset poor”, meaning that they do not have cash or assets readily converted into cash that will cover…

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Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Scholarships, Uncategorized, Writing

 

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Bring Our Girls Back: The Struggle for Our Souls

This is has really affected me for the past three weeks!! I am glad that this post sums up the urgency and importance of this issue! Please read and share!

Renegade Futurism

And fantasy it was, for we were not strong, only aggressive; we were not free, merely licensed; we were not compassionate, we were polite; not good, but well behaved. We courted death in order to call ourselves brave, and hid like thieves from life. –Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

Nettrice, ages 13 – 18. Nettrice, ages 13 – 18. I was around the same age as the Chibok school girls who were abducted.

In April 2014 a Nigerian terrorist organization called the Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad or Boko Haram abducted over 250  female students from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. The school had been closed for four weeks prior to the attack due to the deteriorating security situation, but students from multiple schools had been called in to take final exams in physics. Boko Haram broke into the school, shooting the guards. Students were taken away in trucks and motorcycles. 

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Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized