[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="640" 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] I'm Black & I'm Proud [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]I’m Black and I’m Proud  /īm blak and īm proud/  phrase. - a phrase from James Brown's 1968 song "Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud." The song addresses the prejudice towards blacks in America, and the need for black empowerment. [/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 Jon [/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 John Marzette. I am a musician, a DJ, an artist, a graphic artist of all sorts. I'm from Detroit, Michigan, originally. Moved to Lawrence, Kansas. Grew up in the Midwest. Where I'm headed...

[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="550" 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] Unity [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Unity  /yo͞onədē/  word. - 1. the state of being united or joined as a whole 2. a condition of harmony See also.U.N.I.T.Y by Queen Latifah - the song speaks out against the disrespect of women in society, as well as addresses issues of street harassment, domestic violence, and slurs against women in hip-hop culture.[/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 Morgan, Ashley and Tyler [/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_row_inner row_type="expandable" text_align="left" button_position="center" more_button_label="Read Morgan's Response" less_button_label="Close" color="#ffffff"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Morgan: So, my name is Morgan Burns. I'm From Wichita, Kansas. I'm 26 years old. I guess, a little bit about my background...

[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="847" 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] Stay Woke [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Stay Woke  /ˈstā ˈwōk/  slang. - aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice). The usage of "Woke" can be traced back to 1962, however its recent mainstream resurgence is a result of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014. See more.  If You're Woke You Dig It by William Melvin Kelley, Garvey Lives! by Barry Beckham, Master Teacher by Erykah Badu, Redbone by Childish Gambino [/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 Diamond [/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 Diamond Dixon, I'm 27. I'll be 28, probably by the time this is published. I work for a nonprofit. I went to the University of Missouri and studied journalism. I’m from Kansas City, Missouri...

[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...

History is our past, present, and future. In our first Pick Progress post, Bernetta talks about the importance of community and how her faith impacts her view of the world. ...