Sunday, November 27, 2011

Self Assessment

This is the end my friends, and of course a self assessment is due. I feel this course has really changed my view of African heritage.  I have learned a vast amount in the last couple of months, and I am very grateful for all the speakers we've had.  This has been a great start to my journey here at Howard University. If all the classes are as good as this seminar, then I believe I have made the right decision on attending here at Howard. I also met a lot of smart and interesting people in this class that greatly improved my own learning abilities. This information I’ve learned will travel with me for the rest of my life.  It has been a real pleasure to discuss the various aspects that makes us as a people who we really are.  I would like to thank you again, Freshman Seminar.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Group Shabam

Our group presentation responded the question, "How have artists in the hip-hop community influenced and promoted education in under-privileged communities in order to combat poverty?" The presentation gives examples of several well-known artists in the hip-hop community who have used their careers to influence and inspire education. A range from rap artist Tupac to R&B star John Legend provides for a broad spectrum of the hip-hop community's influence. The group includes research in the introduction, which provides for an explanation to connect the significance of education to deterring the cycle of poverty.