Concluding Black August in Reflection


I write tonight in reflection, on the last evening of “BLACK AUGUST” of 2021. For those who aren’t aware, in the black community, we commemorate the historical revolutionary black resistance. More specifically, Black August is rooted in showing solidarity for incarcerated freedom fighters that we have lost.

As such, we keep the tradition of Black August going by continuing the practice of black resistance and we spend each August honoring those freedom fighters who came before us. I am writing to encourage all who read this to remember BLACK AUGUST as a time to reflect and learn about the legacies of black revolutionaries; a time for self discipline; dedicating time to study, plan and pledge to continue to fight for black liberation.

3 Ways A2H Fights/Works for Black Liberation

  1. Educational Liberation: Working outside of the traditional public system of education through the A2H Movement and with the “My Scholarship IS Affirmation
  2. Teaching Ready to D.I.E. Leadership: Training educators & practitioners through professional development sessions Diversity, Inclusion & Equity leadership practice. And teaching/training students through our J.E.D.I. Leadership Summit (launching before the end of 2021)
  3. CommUNITY Building: Through activity such as our podcast(s), the Hip Hop Symposium and various seminars workshops and special events we produce.

The A2H Commitment to the BLACK AUGUST Purpose & Spirit

As stated in our 2020 Purpose Statement, we remain ” intentional, unapologetic, and fervent about economic, educational and political empowerment of our community”. Today as we close out our Black August, I write to remind our followers and the A2H community that Aspire2Higher is an educational consulting brand that seeks to empower society with the Elements of Success. We’re building a movement of people who are empowered to define and design their own success. This is meant to liberate us from institutions whose structures & policies were designed to exclude, marginalize and minimize our inherent excellence. We work to create opportunities for people to study, train, celebrate and reflect on our ongoing fight for liberation. With our educational, training and community building programs we will demonstrate to the world that OUR SCHOLARSHIP IS BLACK! This is our WHY.

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I am a single mother with drive, ambition and over 12 years experience in career development and higher education. During my "wonderful" twenties, I ventured out of the world of academia and entered the sales profession. I served as a Territory Sales Manager for Philip Morris, USA. I later returned to the college campus as the Assistant Director of the Co-operative Education and Career Services and since moved on to become Director of Student Diversity at a small private college. I am also currently completing my first book, which is self-help/personal development.

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