Thursday, December 3, 2020

Powerful: Congrats, Kamala Harris, First Black VP

Yeah, we’re gonna say this before anyone else is ready. Kamala Harris and Joe Biden are going to win. We believe this. I know we’re out on a limb here, but we gotta say it. I’m especially proud of Kamala Harris because she’s a HBCU product. She graduated from Howard University. This is a big deal because so many people–especially African Americans who didn’t go to an HBCU are always throwing shade on people who did. In honor of Kamala Harris, I’m gonna share 5 things you get from attending an HBCU.

3 Things You Get From Attending An HBCU

  1. As a student you learn about Black History from teachers who have some incredible stories. At historically black colleges, you’re learning from the likes of WEB DuBois in the classroom. Many of the professors could have taught anywhere but they chose an HBCU. Many of these professors wanted to give back and they do so by working at the HBCU.
  2. You learn anything is possible. As a minority group in America, African Americans are often taught what they cannot do. Being a student at an HBCU makes you feel like anything is possible. And why is this? Because so many professors tell you that it is and you begin to believe it is. Hence, why Kamala Harris is the first Black Vice President of the United States.
  3. You meet fellow students that parents have embodied the American Dream and those who are barely getting there. Attending an HBCU gives you a good idea that there are all kinds of Black folks in America-beyond what you saw at your family reunion.

I attended Hampton University. (I know Bison, the other HU.) And there is not one day that I regret my decision. See, part of what I learned at Hampton University is that I, too, needed to give back. Had I not attended Hampton, would Black TV Film Crew exist? Probably not. I’m forever grateful.

Congrats, Vice President Kamala Harris. We’re counting on you.

Yasmin Shirazhttp://www.yasminshiraz.net
Yasmin Shiraz is a Screenwriter and TV producer who has worked for Lifetime, A&E, Bravo and PBS. She's a best selling author of more than 11 titles and the founder of Black TV Film Crew. She is the CEO of Still Eye Rise Media.

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