Perspective

Thanks for Listening: Financial Shelter

Many of us go through life without ever thinking about the security of our finances. We tend to leave the thought of serious finances ” Blowing in the wind’! We sometimes see others who we think negatively have substantial financial wealth because they must have cheated their way…

From Frank Malaba’s Prosetry: Worth

August 5, 2018 Worth There is a place where hurt sits in the cradle of our souls. It gets deposited there and is pressed in. Once in a while, a cleansing occurs. Almost like how a refiner’s fire separates the gunk from pure gold. We use the treasurable…

Shelter: Heitz Hall 1968–69

Bradley University, class of 1971, represented the most significant number of black women enrolling at one time. Unless you came with a friend and requested her as a roommate, the university decided each black girl should have a white roommate. On the cusp of womanhood and away from…

BEING REBORN CULTURALLY

I have explored other cultures with the knowledge that they will be quite different from my own upbringing.  What is culture?  I would maintain that we all grow up in a particular community and national culture which has its own styles, conditionings, and attitudes.  Many people don’t ever…

Culture Humanity’s Bridge

Culture is a word for the ‘way of life’ of groups of people, meaning the way they do things. … https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture There are those that have a need to see everyone doing everything alike. The so called “right way.” History has shown that human characteristic to be a…

Pay Attention- You Can Learn from Another Culture

During a recent journey to Mexico, I found new facets of culture to which I had previously paid little attention. That first day, a publicly displayed prevalence of skulls that, in our USA culture, symbolize fear and death came front and center. Their appearance stirred another, more distant…

Acculturation: Coming of Age in America’s Heartland

Acculturation is the cultural modification of people by adapting to another culture. Growing up in Rockford, Illinois during the 50s, ’60s, and ’70s, black people were expected to change to housing, education, and employment settings designed for whites only. In the September 1949 issue of Life magazine, postwar Rockford was described…

Grandma and Them

With age comes experience, wisdom, and awareness of our place in the world, as well as exposing some of the falsehoods we were taught as children. The myths of Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy, and Jack Frost were exploded when we were still young enough to shrug them…

Blossom: Life Preneurship with Bikundo Onyari

Social media can be a gracious tool for meeting giants; I was introduced to Bikundo Onyari by way of Facebook. He was part of a global practice for World Peace and a friend to Contributor, Wanda Gail Campbell. We began to converse and connect through his posts quoting…

Cultural Game of Thrones

*DISCLAIMER: If you don’t watch, cool but know that those of us who do don’t care that you are tired of hearing us talk about one of the BEST shows ever. And should you watch after this article, note, it’s not safe for work or even remotely family…