[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="yes" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="525" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text] Educate to Elevate [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Educate to Elevate   /ˈe-jə-ˌkāt tu̇ ˈe-lə-ˌvāt/  phrase. -  1. to provide information necessary for preparing individuals to develop the skill-sets needed for life and a career. 2. education that increases success in various social settings.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Interview with Lauren [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tell me about yourself. What’s your background? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]My name is Lauren. I am from St Louis, Missouri originally. I grew up in a military household -- I was a Navy brat, my dad was Navy. So, for the first 10 to 12 years of my life, that was pretty much my life. I have been here, in Kansas City, for about 10 years now. Trying to enjoy it. Midwest living is interesting. Just the pace. Most people would say, Midwest pace is very slow. I would also say like the willingness to be open minded is very small here....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="yes" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="498" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text] Let's Get In Formation [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Let's Get In Formation  /ˈlets git in fôrˈmāSH(ə)n/  phrase. - 1: a rallying cry to get together and fight for a cause (e.g., racial equity, social justice, women's rights). 2: alternate meaning — get information. Suggesting an individual or group educate themselves about a topic or issue.  See more. Formation by Beyoncé[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Interview with Dr. Tamorah Lewis [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tell me about yourself. What’s your background? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]I was born in Clearfield, Utah. Both of my parents were in the military and I was born on an air force base. And my mom and dad were one of the sort of early interracial couples, I would say, in the late 1970s, so I was born in 1981. My mom is African American, my dad is White Irish background and I lived in Utah for the first seven years or so of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="yes" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="500" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text] Young, Gifted, and Black [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Young, Gifted, and Black  /yəNG, ˈɡiftəd, and blak/  phrase. - Coined by playwright Lorraine Hansberry, the phrase is used to empower young Black children to have self-confidence and help them understand that they have notable talent. See also. Young, Gifted, and Black by Nina Simone.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Interview with Sam [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tell me about yourself. What’s your background? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Currently, I’m a graphic designer in Kansas City, but I’m originally from Springfield, Missouri… so just a few hours South. I grew up in a pretty traditional Catholic family. My dad is from East St. Louis and my mom is actually an immigrant from the Philippines. So, a little background there.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] How would you define beauty? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Beauty. I think it’s feeling so good about yourself, whether it exudes through your personal appearance or your attitude....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="yes" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="576" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text] Africa [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Africa  /ˈa-fri-kə/  word. - continent of the eastern hemisphere straddling the Equator, separated from Europe by the Strait of Gibraltar, and adjoining Asia at the Sinai Peninsula area 11,677,239 square miles. Known as the cradle or birthplace of humankind. Additionally, Black culture and history typically have a direct link back to Africa. See also. Motherland, Atlantic slave trade, the Back-to-Africa movement.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Interview with Mary [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tell me about yourself. What’s your background? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]My name is Mary and I am Kenyan. Born and raised until 11 years ago. I am currently a nursing student at UMKC. I also take care of old people, which I really love. I love to read, I love to dance, and I love to talk. I own a cat. Right now, I’m just really busy with school and work. That's pretty much it right now for me.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="yes" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="564" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text] Yes We Can [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Yes We Can  /ˈyes ˈwē kən/  phrase. - the affirmation that a group can accomplish or complete a particular task. The phrase was popularize by Barack Obama during his 2008 United States presidential campaign. Obama first used the catch-phrase in a speech following his second place finish at the New Hampshire Democratic primary (January 8, 2008).  See Also. Yes We Can Can by The Pointer Sisters, Yes We Can by The Black Eyed Peas[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="4/6"][vc_column_text] Interview with Buey [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text] Tell me about yourself. What’s your background? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]So, my name is Buey and I'm a product of East Africa. My family came to the United States as immigrants. My father's South Sudanese, my mother is Ethiopian. So we're a mix of both countries. We came to the United States in the late '90s and we've been in the United States for about 21 years. Currently, I'm the...