All About The Culture is a media outlet that keeps up with current events, where we’ve been and where we’re going. Advocating for black education, and black business, because in order for our community to grow the educated and the business owner must put their talents and knowledge in their own community; without them our community will continue to come up short of independence. “AATC” also talks about travel, entertainment, relationships, self love and self care. We will be touching on a little of everything. Keeping up with the community gives us all equal opportunities to get involved. We will be talking about ongoing economic issues like the flint water crises, and police brutality. Health care, immigration and finances. Natural skin care will always find its way into blog segments and post. Quality skin care is always a must have, so we are constantly on the look for great effective skin care products and routines. Music and entertainment are across the board some of the most influentially elevational tools we possess. Through out history music has been able to publicize messages and bring people together.We will be promoting black owned business in various areas. We will talk about their products, share reviews and contact information. Buying black can not be stressed enough, and supporting black is nothing short of a necessity for our communities elevation.
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MAY 31ST, a day to honor a game changing revolutionary. Ermias Asghedom was a rapper, social activist, and an entrepreneur; he was someone the Crenshaw community could count on. Creating opportunities through his Crenshaw based clothing store, The Marathon Clothing, Nipsey would give jobs to those getting out prison and in need of some help getting on their feet. As a member of one of LA’s deadliest gangs, Rolling 60s, a lot of the people he helped to employee were also his friends and fellow Crenshaw natives. One of Hussle’s biggest business accomplishments was co-creating Vector 90; an entrepreneur’s incubator. Vector 90 could be a think tank or a place to come and cram for your next exam; with accommodations like refrigerators, fresh coffee, conference rooms, and business printers it’s the perfect space to plan and manifest. It goes without saying that Hussle was constantly looking for modern ways to solve old issues in Crenshaw. Even the LAPD’s own chief commissioner took time to commemorate Nipsey; speaking on their intentions to come together and help stop gang violence in LA.
Before Ermias’s death he confirmed he would be working on a Dr. Sebi documentary, bringing awareness to how the government attempted to sue Dr. Sebi for practicing medicine without a license. Dr. Sebi not only beat the New York’s Supreme Court he brought in 77 patient that had been cured of everything from depression to Aids.
Dr.Sebi’s herbalist teachings are facts that any naturalist should know, but it’s his methods and perspective that opened eyes. He implified all diseases down to a single one, mucus.
Labeling glucose as the underlining enemy. Dr. Sebi taught a lifestyle that was better for the people, which meant it was bad for corporations and pharmaceutical companies.
Some believe Ermias Asghedom was murdered because of his intentions to shed a light on Dr. Sebi and his ground-breaking life; others believe Nipsey was murdered due to jealousy from a fellow gang member that wanted to get put down in the industry. I believe that there is much to be learned from either perspective or theory. Let us not become distracted by our difference in perspective and ignore the lessons to be learned.
Health is important, we are given all the things we need to lead a healthy life and if executed consistently these habits can even reverse illness. Hussle’s murder to some also rang bells of community dysfunction, black on black crime, and jealousy and it is important that we also come together and acknowledge these issues in our community as well.
Houston’s own, Slim Thug has been working to rebuild his home through his own construction company, Boss Life construction. BL construction has taken the lead in redeveloping Houston’s inner-city areas. Slim Thug has never closed his hand to his community constantly giving back in major ways with opportunities like the home give away after hurricane Harvey, “thugga lotto” which was executed through social media, and as of 2017 he raised the bar by purchasing land in order to build affordable homes for Houston residence.
As a community, it is our responsibility to join leaders like Nipsey Hussle, Slim Thug, and Dr. Sebi in accomplishing the vision of health, unity, and financial stability within our community.
let’s talk: Buying Black
It is well known that the dollar only stays in the black community for 6 HOURS compared to 17 DAYS in the white community; even I was shocked at this ratio difference, so how do we change this? For years there’s been this strange stigma that surrounded the hope of black success. Preprogramed into our subconscious some of us believed that there was no point in buying black, or hiring black. These days have sense depleted and the truth about the circulation of wealth in one’s own community has inspired black entrepreneurs to create everyday products for us and by us!
In order to change our community, we have to change how we spend our money. Only purchasing black owned products supports the mindset that helps us evolve economically, and one of the easiest places to start is house hold items like laundry detergent, soaps, razors, and hair products to name a few. Step outside of what is convenient, purchasing black owned products online is how we push them into well-known stores like Target, Walmart, and Sprouts. It’s simple math, and there is definitely enough business to go around! When you go into the black community you see other cultures setting up their business that supply us, as the consumer, with the things we want and need. We consume from a group of people that will give no long-term benefit to our people as a whole. Buying black, supporting black is a lifestyle that will directly change the lives of our children if we stay unified and consistent. What a sight to see, our own grocery stores with all black made products, our own schools with our own education system. These are the seeds we must sow today in order to harvest the fruit of tomorrow.
Let’s talk: community work
Brittany Evans, a Hardy elementary school teacher turned business woman/ philanthropist has taken education into her own hands by creating a mobile classroom for grade age students. This program is designed to help students and parents alike get over those learning humps that so many children face. Evans saw a need and she focused on providing her Chattanooga community with a solution. The Passage offers mobile education to a community where parents either don’t have available transportation for their children to receive tutoring at school or their work obligations enable them from being available at certain times. This is where Brittany Evans made her program stand out, educating parents as well as students not only equips the parents, but it allows the children an opportunity to see their parents in a learning process. This type of observation has the ability to show a child with bad behavior proper learning etiquette, which could in turn could also improve their grades.
Brittany started The Passage in 2016 assisting family’s mainly in her surrounding Hardy Elementary school area but she has sense expanded her traveling classroom to the Hixson area along with Brainerd road and Red Bank. In Feb 2019 She recorded improvements in literacy by 75%, 80% of her students saw better grades in math and 85% had behavioral improvements.
Harris started this next level classroom because she was worried about her students test scores and wanted to think of a time efficient way to help them. Her classroom is stocked with school supplies, a TV and Ipads, books, games and whiteboards. They offer 30 min sessions, once a week for parents and students lasting over about a 4 week span. Working specifically on strategies for parents to help their young students succeed in their grade school education. All of the services that Brittany provides to her community are completely free which can become very challenging. She has had multiple news channels and big names like Steve Harvey, Crayola and Ellen that reached out to show their support in her vision and they wanted to help her in the same ways that she has helped her community; by providing her with the things she needs to be successful.
Her story is inspiring on various levels, because it shows when your heart is in it there isn’t really a wrong way to give back. Selfless dreamers have some of the best imaginations, I mean she made a classroom out of a bus lol. Story’s like this are so moving because they are so authentic. Go where your heart leads, and you will never be lost.
Link and phone number to donate or inquire about The Passage and their services.
The Passage accepts monetary donations through its website. The mobile classroom is also always in need of books, school supplies and maintenance help.
Call 615-775-8382 to connect with the teachers.
A huge Thank you to everyone that decided to scroll down this far :) i hope that the read was inspiring, and informative; feedback, and questions are always welcomed and appreciated