There is FREEDOM in SURRENDERING!
Transformation is a ongoing inside out process. Surrendering to God is victory not defeat. Will you be obedient to what He reveals?
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
1 Corinthians 2:9
But, as it is written,
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”
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Me with my @nailthoughts thumb nail and our cute little matching bracelets 👯♀️
60 students + 1st Black Student Union meeting of the year today = thank you.
1 10410:41 PM Sep 11, 2018
“Keep up the fight.” Thanks, @ayannapressley, for these words to current BSU senior leader, @hermellakebede, this morning. Thanks, Hermella, for representing BSU while meeting both Pressley and @senwarren.
2 757:08 PM Sep 9, 2018
Thank you to everyone who came out to our “WELCOME BLACK” event this past Thursday morning, as the Black Student Union (and other seniors) welcomed students & teachers to start the 1st full ‘black’ day of the year. Check out the highlights from that day!
3 744:42 PM Sep 8, 2018
Last year, the Black Student Union heard “militant,” “unwanted,” “a gang,” “liars,” “troublemakers,” “niggers,” “hallway culture,” “divisive,” to them (all of those founding BSU members graduated). This year builds on their groundwork, carries their workload, and focuses on making Black/Brown empowerment work throughout CRLS, all Cambridge schools, and this city. If you want to be a part of this, you better be there.
1 429:27 PM Sep 7, 2018
Yes—7a is early. Yes—BSU will be outside the school’s front entrance, from 7-7:55a, cheering on (with music) students and teachers entering the building. And yes—it’s a CHALLENGE for seniors to come join. See you tomorrow (Thurs., Sept. 6) for “WELCOME BLACK.”
1 646:24 PM Sep 5, 2018
Shout-out to @blacklivesmattercambridge for hosting this cookout for the Black Student Union this afternoon. Thanks for the support this past year, and good luck to the alums starting their post high school lives.
1 1068:19 PM Aug 10, 2018
The Black Student Union was more than just an after school club; it became “home” for these seniors, and so many other Black and Brown students not in this photo. And, this school, district, city (and graduation ceremony) heard as loudly as possible how naturally powerful #blackexcellence is—thanks to the BSU Class of 2018.
3 1351:54 AM Jun 8, 2018
***[WORLD PREMIERE]: Here’s the Black Student Union’s final “Cambridge’s Minority Reports: Volume 3.”*** (swipe for full watch) #freedom
1 8511:27 AM Jun 7, 2018
#throwbackthursday - When the Black Student Union did a thing for charity, a world record, and preschoolers to have fun with big kids.
2 1373:06 PM May 24, 2018
261 = former world record.
278 = the NEW world record set this afternoon by CRLS’ students & teachers at the “Black Student Union presents: ‘World Record Day!’” Thanks to everyone (teachers, students, even preschoolers) for participating, donating large bags of toys for charity, and giving Cambridge its 1st-ever world record (“most people hugging stuffed toys”).
1 1278:52 PM May 22, 2018
When your crew is about to graduate after shaking up your school and city this year w/ a radio hosted free party, breaking a world record, dropping worldwide trending films, etc.—you just have to turn your prom into Wakanda just to remind folks that #BlackExcellence is a beautiful thing for the world to see and hear.
Yesterday, the @crls.bsu presented our own-led panel forum on microaggressions and the importance of equity and more #educolor at the @hgse_aocc at Harvard. Moderated by our fellow member, @helinammekonnen, we spoke to 100+ people/future educators of color on our efforts throughout the school and city. The appreciation we received was amazing and highlighted the support and continued projects we are excited to showcase. Shout-out to other BSU members who presented this weekend at the conference, and representing all the progress our group has done in 5 months.
3 613:47 PM Mar 4, 2018
[BLACK HISTORY MONTH’S REFLECTION]: With 3 feature films, thousands of views, praise from city leaders, an increase in membership, we aren’t done just yet. Despite racial attacks and criticism from people on our existence, the underlying core of our mission statement still remains proud in excellence. With our upcoming website, another “Minority Reports: Volume 3,” Spring concert, a Guinness World Record historical event, an NPR exclusive interview, and multiple initiatives to promote equity for students/teachers of color, this Union is more than just this month; it’s 24/7. THIS IS Y(OURS) TO KNOW—Black Student Union: continuing a CRLS legacy of over 30+ years (February 2018).
1 681:34 AM Mar 1, 2018
[BLACK HISTORY MONTH’S REFLECTION]: Looking at our country, and even our high school, black representation lacks in what seems like every facet of our community. All the plentiful aspects of black culture are not in full representation within our society. As Black and brown students, we are more than the sports we compete in and the hip-hop music we create. Why did we need a Black Student Union? Because young African-Americans can’t afford to be without a sense of cultural pride and competency. It was the hope to start this Union for anyone committed to expand this. THIS IS Y(OURS) TO KNOW—Black Student Union: the beginning in September 2017.
2 671:23 AM Mar 1, 2018
350+ students (of all grades, donut-eating and dancing skills) came out for our HUGE, WILD, & FREE “Bring It Black” event after school! Thank you to @jamn945 crew w/ @djvince1, @djdcaso, and of course, you all for coming through today. Stay tuned for upcoming BSU projects, and the Spring edition of this event!
2 8710:57 PM Feb 2, 2018
When @jamn945 advertises your event—“Bring it BLACK”—you KNOW it’s going to be epic, brought to you by the Black Student Union. Dance-offs, concert tickets, $ prizes, and surprises—all FREE. @djvince1@djdcaso
3 4512:03 AM Jan 31, 2018
#THROWBACKTHURSDAY — “Cambridge’s Minority Reports: Volume 1 (2017)” debuts last October. For full length films, check out our official YouTube Channel page link in the bio.
Сентябрь - отличное время для того, чтобы заехать в старинный, студенческий городок Кембридж и посмотреть как начался учебный год у студентов. 🎓
В который раз убеждаюсь, что пригороды Англии очень сильно отличаются от столицы, имеют иной ритм жизни, архитектурные постройки, да даже произношение другое! То классическое, к которому я так привыкла при изучении в университете.
Что же касается Лондона, там сформировался совершенно другой диалект, которому, увы, совсем не учат в российских школах. Поэтому будьте готовы к тому, что британский английский для вас будет казаться чем-то чуждым и непривычным. 🇬🇧
И не стоит расстраиваться и думать, что ваш уровень языка намного ниже, чем вы думали на самом деле. Чтобы заговорить по-британски, нужно как минимум жить в этой стране. ☝🏻
А я пришла к выводу, что у меня английский с американским уклоном. Ибо именно по такой программе мы обучались в своё время в школе.
А классический (королевский) английский встречается вот в таких городках, и это ну, просто бальзам на душу! Хочется слушать и слушать красивую речь от местных жителей ☺️
А какой уровень языка у вас? Свободно общаетесь в путешествиях?
[SUGGESTIONS NEEDED] Friends! I’ve booked a rather last minute trip to Cambridge this week (a little ‘well done me for adulting in a new country’ train trip! 😆) and I need all your recommendations for cute cafes/things to see as I haven’t got the foggiest of an idea?! So please send forth any that you may have. Hope you’ve been lapping up the sun today! Feel very lucky to be here during the last glimpses of summer ☀️. Lovely image by 📸: @scwilder.