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My life as a minister, mentor, writer, budding Hebrew Bible scholar, and global leader

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One Global Family

One Global Family. That’s the tagline for Give1. They say that your network is your net worth. Thanks to Thione Niang and the Give1Project, I am blessed to have a network that spans the globe. They make me a better me and in turn, what I offer the world is also better. I am grateful […]

Drawing a Line in the Sand

I’m in Baltimore attending the Association of American Medical Colleges’ annual meeting and this year’s meeting focus is social justice and racial inequity as contributors to health disparities. I just left an informative, timely, standing room only session on holistic review in admissions that revisited the Supreme Court’s consideration of the Fisher vs University of Texas case. Many schools are watching this case closely to better understand how to implement legally compliant recruitment strategies in order to matriculate medical school classes that meet their missions while reflecting the nation’s diversity.

The information shared was relevant and well-organized. Kudos to the presenters! But my take away from the session was not the importance of legally compliant recruitment strategies nor the evolution and effectiveness of holistic review in admissions. The most memorable moment in this session was when one of the presenters told a story about a student’s experience with bias in the classroom. Continue Reading

Influential Voices in Unexpected Places

In honor of the National Day of the Girl, Z Daughters and I headed over to Annapolis this weekend to see He Named Me Malala. The movie is a documentary about Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban for advocating for girls’ education. Malala’s father was an educator and through him, she developed a love for learning and the courage to speak her mind. Because of this, the extremist regime in her country sought to silence her (and her father). Continue Reading

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