In less than three weeks, this team of young black professionals will each have Doctor of Pharmacy degrees conferred upon them!!! Now that’s black excellence💫
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“There’s nothing greater than starting and finishing with the whole team! It definitely took the WHOLE team for us to get through the #1 Pharmacy program in the nation, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.” @rodetronic
Hanging out with my homie @maple.cat we both had to get up SUPER EARLY today so we both a lil SLEEPY AF but we still pulled it off tho! We thinking bout hitting the bar with the cat ladies SOON! Might as well its 5pm somewhere right!? Lol 😂🍻Good morning everyone!! 😸❤️🌎 #TheCatGod#TheCatRapper#MoGang
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What keeps me humble? The fact that I promised God I’d never forget where I come from 🙏🏽— real talk! I almost cried when I came across the old pic because I can remember being traumatized + bullied as a child and depressed as a teen for my severe eczema flare ups and breakouts. Mainly because people would stigmatize people with eczema because they thought it was contagious and nasty looking. Y’all back in the 90s there WAS NOT a lot of medicines out that would heal and treat my severe, incurable, skin condition— no one was proud to say they had eczema cause you’d get picked on 😒 With that, a lot of people didn’t understand that eczema is hereditary and it’s a REAL SKIN disease that is very hard to deal with when its flared up— so you have to constantly consider what you eat, wear, bathe with, and most importantly THINK! Yes, I say THINK because I found that my eczema flared up the most when I was STRESSED out about things I couldn’t control— like back in Sept and to add I was transitioning from a meat lover to vegan so my skin negatively reacted while I detoxed. Y’all wanna know when my skin REALLY STAYED CLEAR.. when I stopped WORRYING and began to LIVE.. LOVE YOU... ALLL OF YOU! yes a diet is good but I am posting this to encourage some girl that is struggling with her self esteem that you are beautiful with your scars and breakouts— and I know it doesn’t help when people STARE in your face when you already insecure— trust me it hurts (I cried and hide my scars many nights and days). This post is to uplift the girls who may still be looking for that remedy and self esteem to feel free— stay strong! We as a society need to embrace the good and the bad— I’ve grown to love myself regardless and I found I was most free when I learned to LOVE myself inside— not my physical appearance. YOU ARE NOT UGLY, you are NOT UNLOVABLE, you are SPECIAL 💕🌱
@kelzbrown • Pennsylvania College of Optometry • 4th Year Optometry Student "I can remember expressing my interest in becoming an optometrist to a former co-worker. I overheard her tell someone “I don’t see too many black optometrists, is she sure she wants to do that?” Now, let’s fast forward to today, I am in my fourth and final year of optometry school where I’ll get a chance to showcase all I’ve learned in a full year of rotations. This journey has not been easy of course but undoubtedly worth it. I am not only representing optometry, but I am an example of what my coworker didn’t see: a black optometrist. Representation matters.
I am extremely proud of myself because I once struggled with self-doubt. Self-doubt can be detrimental. It can be the voice in your head that keeps you from achieving your dreams. I found myself in a constant state of hesitancy, battling whether I felt I would succeed or fail in my journey. It wasn’t until I took a moment to re-evaluate my obstacles that I realized my one major roadblock was none other than myself. Luckily, I have been surrounded by supportive friends and family that have encouraged me throughout this quest. Always remember: there will be those who don’t believe in your abilities and those who judge you without knowing your story. You cannot let the negative opinions of others lead your life. Silence the doubt and amplify the messages of self belief! Only in the presence of a challenge will you truly know what you’re capable of." The naysayers will always be there, remember to ALWAYS tune them out!🔕 #MoorMelanin : Follow her to learn more about her Youtube page
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A gravedigger delays the burial service for Mack Charles Parker, 23-year-old African-American man accused of rape, to widen the grave for the pine box, left, in Lumberton, Mississippi. May 5, 1959.
On April 25, 1959, a black man named Mack Charles Parker was killed by a white mob in Mississippi.
Mr. Parker had been accused of raping a pregnant white woman but emphatically denied the accusations.
Statements from those in the community suggested that the woman fabricated the rape claims to hide her consensual affair with a white man in a nearby town, and police officers garnered no conclusive evidence implicating Mr. Parker.
Nevertheless, local white men formed a mob intent on killing Mr. Parker before he could stand trial.
Days after Mr. Parker was transferred from the Hinds County Jail in Jackson to the Pearl River County Jail, a vigilante mob seized him from his cell, beat him, and dragged him outside.
Bleeding profusely, Mr. Parker begged for his life but the mob drove to the Bogalusa bridge, pulled him from the car and shot him dead.
The mob then put chains around Mr. Parker's body and threw him into the Pearl River; his corpse was found more than a week later.
Despite an FBI investigation that identified many members of the lynch mob, no one was ever indicted in Mr. Parker's murder.
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