North Lake College Celebrates Black History Month: Exploring the Influence of Music in the African American Experience

Music is a huge part of African American culture -- and a critical way in which the African American community is shaping the broader culture of the United States and the world. We spoke to a group of campus employees from across generational divides to find out about the role music plays in their households, and how the evolution of R&B, gospel, and other genres has impacted the culture. We sat down with a group of African Americans to discuss the role of music in the African American community and how its influence and message have changed from generation to [...]

2019-02-27T16:34:47-06:00February 27th, 2019|Features, People|

North Lake College Celebrates Black History Month: Exploring the Influence of Food in the African American Experience

When you think of food and African American culture, what comes to mind? What role does food play when African American families come together to feast and celebrate? How pervasive are stereotypes in outsiders' views of African American food? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more. Tanisha ShorterDirector, Dual CreditGeneration: X "My grandmother had a garden, so we always went out to the garden to get whatever. Squash, greens. My grandmother was very wise when it’s time to plant, when it’s time to pull. When I think of soul food, I think of more [...]

2019-03-05T10:04:03-06:00February 26th, 2019|Features, People|

North Lake College Celebrates Black History Month: Exploring the Influence of Church in the African American Experience

Nothing is more powerful than the black church experience. A good choir and a good sermon in the black church; it’s pretty hard not to be moved and be transported.- President Barack Obama It could be easily argued that no institution carries more influence, power and importance in the African American community than the church. Since the days of slavery and even now, many African Americans continue to turn to the church as not only a place to commune with God and fellowship with family and community, but as a refuge and safe haven from the injustices of everyday life. [...]

2019-02-27T16:28:06-06:00February 25th, 2019|Community College, Employees|

North Lake College Celebrates Black History Month: Let’s Talk About Hair

From afros and press and curls to wigs and weaves, hair has historically been a form of expression for African American women. But there’s definitely more to hair than meets the eye in African American culture. Watch and read below to learn more.      <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> Administrative Assistant Ta' Rae S. explains in a self written poem why she chooses to wears her hair the way she does.   Ixchel F.Staff Development SpecialistGeneration: Y "I think for a long time we were ashamed of our hair. It's not [...]

2019-03-05T10:05:03-06:00February 22nd, 2019|Community College, Employees|

North Lake College Celebrates Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, North Lake College has created a series of blog posts and videos to dispel stereotypes while celebrating cultural diversity in the African American community. We strongly encourage you to share these stories and to join in on the conversation.   LET'S TALK ABOUT... NAMES Do some African American names reflect history and culture, or simply parents’ creativity? Who influences their selection? How do these names, and the stereotypes which persist about them, affect the lives of their bearers? We sat down with a group of African American women to discuss these questions and more. Read [...]

2019-03-05T10:04:35-06:00February 22nd, 2019|Arts, Community College, Employees, Features, News, People|

Career Center Activities, Spring 2019

Join the North Lake College Career Center for the following events throughout the spring semester this year. February 12, 2019 – April 30, 2019                                              3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Facebook Live “Career Talk Tuesdays” - every Tuesday on Facebook Each Tuesday participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, receive advice regarding careers, and suggest new topics. Tune-in for Information on topics such as “Salary vs. Hourly Pay: Slamming the Stigma,” “Keys to Career Fair Success,” “Career Spotlight-NLC,” “Employer Highlight,” and more. Join First Year Advising & Career Development Tuesdays live on Facebook.   Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1 p.m. – [...]

2019-02-25T16:43:47-06:00February 22nd, 2019|Careers, Events|

What’s in a Name? Exploring the Rhyme and Reason Behind African American Names

“If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.” -- Kendrick Lamar Ask almost any African American the age-old question what’s in a name, and you’re sure to hear a variety of interesting – and surprising – answers. Do some African American names reflect history and culture, or simply parents’ creativity? Who influences their selection? How do these names, and the stereotypes which persist about them, affect the lives of their bearers? We sat down with a group of African American women to discuss these questions and more. Being unique is important Just as with hair, [...]

2019-03-05T10:05:34-06:00February 14th, 2019|Community College, Employees, Features, People|

Become an Orientation Team Leader

Do you want to gain new leadership experience and help new students in an interactive and fun environment? Apply to become an Orientation Team Leader! This position is part of the Student Services staff team and is responsible for assisting in the transition of new students to the North Lake College community during New Student Orientation. Leaders will actively engage in orientation by acquainting new students and their families with academic support services, educational opportunities, polices and procedures, and campus services and resources offered at NLC. To qualify, applicants must: • Maintain a 2.5 GPA • Be reliable, punctual, responsible, [...]

2019-02-14T16:37:19-06:00February 14th, 2019|Community College|

North Lake College Celebrates Black History Month: Let’s Talk About Discrimination

We asked a group of African Americans to share times and situations in their lives when they have experienced racial discrimination, including the first time they realized they could be treated differently based on their race. Below is what they shared.     <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span>     In celebration of Black History Month, North Lake College has created a series of blog posts and videos to dispel stereotypes while celebrating cultural diversity in the African American community. We strongly encourage you to share these stories and to join in on the [...]

2019-03-04T09:12:58-06:00February 10th, 2019|Community College, Employees|
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