#Drake’s “Marvin’s Room” gets a brilliant #jazz treatment by our new favorite find, #NextCollective.
Monday, March 18th, marked the third installment of the Lessons From Mays book club. This session was held in conjunction with the Vanguard scholars.
During this session we discussed the chapter “So Much With So Little And So Few” This chapter is pivotal to understanding the financial history of Morehouse, as Mays makes clear the state in which he found the institution and many of the challenges he was faced with as President. The over arching discussion focused on the question of, how Morehouse could simply function with so limited resources, yet still produce strong graduates?
To begin our discussion we discussed Mays’ vision for the faculty in that he wanted to attracted the best and brightest minds to Morehouse. Shortly thereafter we discussed how Morehouse was financially depended upon Atlanta University and other member institutions of the AUC, contrary to current belief as well as the low morale of the students. Additionally, we discussed the goals and vision of Morehouse and if we’re still producing what we sought out to produce. Part of that discussion is shown above in a diagram. To close the session we discussed the legacy of Morehouse and what the freshman would change and contribute to the College as well as discussing the charge that Mays and his wife gave to Morehouse students.
Our final session will be held on April 1st as we discuss the chapters on Dr. King and the Trailblazers.
The legacy and history behind the Colosseum is monumental! A few days ago I had the opportunity to take a tour of this building and learn about the rich, yet dark history of this historic edifice. While on the tour I learned that no less than 700,000 people were killed in the Colosseum, this was a place of persecution for Christians, and the life expectancy of a Gladiator was roughly 21 or 22, which is kinda creepy because I’m 21turning 22 this year. While the floor to the stadium is no longer there, one can see the trap doors where animals would pop out of during a match as well as the holding quarters for Slaves before fights. This was the location of many bloody encounters and as I said previously, a place for the persecution of Christians. To the left of the pictures above is a cross at the center of the first level, something that wouldn’t have been there a many years ago. Being able to visit this monument was truly amazing and it will forever be etched in my memory.
Breathtaking architecture from the Romans. But I would be remised if I did not mention the Tekken to left, which was stolen from Kemet. The hieroglyphs are still inscribed on this monument.
Urban life in Rome
Chillin with the Po-Po in Spain 😨😎