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Happy Mother's Day!!!

Status:Melanated wants to take this blog post and dedicate to the queens of our communities, our mothers. They have the hardest jobs in the world. They giveus the greatest gift in life. They sacrifice so much to make sure we are set up for greatness. They teach us right from wrong. They make sure we don't forget our homework. They make sure we are happy before they make themselves happy. So as daughters, sons, and significant others, we have to make sure our mothers are always shown appreciation for their hard work and sacrifices that we can't even begin to think about. Status:Melanated wants their community members to take time out of your schedule to give your mom a call,...

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Putting the Pieces Together

Building the right community is like putting a puzzle together. If you put all the right pieces together then you create this beautiful image together that you worked hard to create. But like a puzzle, it takes time and patience to put together. You will put the wrong pieces together and try to force them to work but it is important to swallow your ego and be willing to take a step back and look for the right pieces. I was luck I put the right pieces around me together because they would help me become better then I probably would've been. Those pieces, that community, were my best friends ranging from elementary school to high school. Also playing sports...

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Sporting New Friends

Hello Members! Welcome back to Status:Melanated’s blog series, "Community Promotes Love". Here we explore how getting involved with a community can make their transition into a predominantly white setting easier. Back for a second time, Zane Trott looks at sport as his community to aid his transition. He attended an Atlanta private high school where he played soccer, football, and ran track. He talks about the importance of a first impression and classroom attitudes, Follow his crazy world of social media in his profiles posted below. Please enjoy this post: A large amount of the friendships I made in high school were through sports. I will say that in many cases I noticed that once I put on our uniform...

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Make Room

  Salutations Members, Welcome back to Status:Melanated’s blog series, "If only I had known, life would've been different". Here we explore different perspectives of former students, employees, and employers of color in predominantly white communities. This week’s blog post is by Dr. Ikeranda Smith who holds a doctorate in Psychology with a concentration in teaching from Walden University. She also obtained her Master’s degree in Psychology from Walden University and her Bachelors in Business Management from National Louis University. Dr. Smith is currently evolving into who she desires to be by extending her expertise in environments that are underserved. On a normal day, she can be found quietly moving throughout the atmosphere fulfilling her purpose. Please enjoy this post:  ...

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Unique but Strong

Hello Members! Welcome back to Status:Melanated’s blog series, "If only I had known, life would've been different". Here we explore different perspectives of former students of color in predominantly white educational communities. This blog post is by a fantastic sister of Status:Melanated, Mariah Harmon. Se attended an Atlanta private high school where he had different experiences. She talks about how she found a found a community to let her grow. This is a lottle bit out of order but I believe this is something that we should all engage with. Follow her highly educate world of social media in her profiles posted below. Please enjoy this post: Attending a predominantly white, private school from first to twelfth grade equipped me...

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