19 Days Until BSC 2013: Yetunde Meroe Talks Black Solidarity
According to Yetunde Meroe: “Black Solidarity is the ability of people of color to come together to discuss, debate and agree on ways to supplement and enhance their success.”
Yetunde Meroe is a Freshman in Morse College.
She is hoping to major in Chemical Engineering.
Yetunde is a staff member at the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale as well as a member of the Rugby Team. She is the Financial Coordinator for Yale’s Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development (YAAPD), and a Research assistant for Bulldog Sustainability.
20 Days Until BSC 2013: Jennifer Lunceford Talks Black Solidarity
According to Jennifer Lunceford: “Black Solidarity means the coming together of brilliant, black minds to achieve something that the world needs.”
Jennifer Lunceford is a sophomore in Silliman College
She is majoring in psychology.
Jennifer is a dancer in Rhythmic Blue as well as Groove Dance Company, and is a member of the Yale NAACP.
21 Days Until BSC 2013: Dominic Lounds Talks Black Solidarity
According to Dominic Lounds: “Besides prideful support and friendship among people of color, I think some elements of Black Solidarity must also acknowledge how we deal with those who aren’t black. No hateful exclusion: we respectfully and strongly show others the different meaning behind “black,” by acting and teaching.”
Dominic Lounds is a Sophomore in Timothy Dwight College.
She is Undeclared, but is considering Archeology or Computer Science.
Dom is a Master’s Aide, a member of the Critically Acclaimed Acapella group Shades as well as a member of the Social Investment Team here on campus, and a part of Computing and the Arts.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu (via cityyear)
Wise words! Useful messages!
22 Days Until BSC 2013: Jason North Lightning Talks Black Solidarity
According to Jason North Lightning: ”Black Solidarity means constant, honest, and productive discussion among black people about our feelings, beliefs, and issues as a community.”
Jason North Lightning is a Sophomore in Davenport College.
Nia Rose Froome
Millions of people eat millions of cookies everyday. Really good cookies. Soft baked, sweet cookies. Cookies to die for. But mark my words, if you haven’t had one of Nia Rose Froome’s vegan cookies…you haven’t had a cookie at all. Ms. Froome, a sophomore in Berkeley College, also runs her own business: “Mamma Nia’s”. There are several key things you must know about this Piscean goddess. She makes the best oven-roasted seasoned broccoli, her smile is quite capable of getting her out of the most dire, indomitable situation on earth, she understands the essence of what it IS “to care”, she can give you flawless advice on which brand and type of oatmeal is most taste-bud friendly. Nia has shook hands with President Barack Obama, and locked eyes with Kendrick Lamar. Aside from finding all BSC participants the ideal concert performer this year, Nia is also Events Coordinator at the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale and the Director of Marketing with the Yale Event Management Association. Her number one goal in life is to be able to look back at her life and have no regrets. To be happy, successful, and eventually a mother; these goals are more than achievable for the intensely caring and loving Pisces. When I asked Nia to list the most important facets of her character, she was quick to mention her religion (Christianity), her keen ability to listen to others, good-intentions, non-judgmental nature and sensitivity. In the future, Nia hopes to possibly enter management consulting. She would like to continue running her vegan bakery and hopefully spend this upcoming summer studying in France. In her free time, she enjoys participating in basic gymnastics and dancing. I encourage you to search for her during the conference and ask to see her handstand—it’s pretty impressive. Currently she is celebrity crushing on Curtis Granderson, Donald Glover, Michael Ealy, but is absolutely incontestably in love with Beyoncé Knowles. Her black role models include Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox (the first black female CEO of a fortune 500), and her mother. When I asked Nia what Black Solidarity meant to her, she answered: “Black Solidarity is meeting another black person and having plenty to talk about because you’re nearly guaranteed to share at least some aspects of the Black Experience.” For all of you in Prep for Prep or Poly Prep, Nia gave you a shout out!!
23 Days Until BSC 2013: Andrew Williams Talks Black Solidarity
According to Andrew Williams: ”Black Solidarity is the common thread that binds Black people together; it is exhibited through our culture and collective goals as a people, and aids in our progression throughout history.”
Andrew Williams is a Freshman in Davenport College.
Andrew is undecided as almost all Yalies are until second semester senior year. *Joke*
He is the Treasurer of the Heritage Theater Ensemble, a member of the Black Men’s Union as well as PRISMS (a LGBQT organization here on campus).
No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people.