Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dress Codes

I know most of you have heard of the dress code alterations that Morehouse College has imposed on their students. Not wearing high heels and mini skirts, no sagging pants and no make up. Now this has been a controversial issue for the past week. I personally don't see anything wrong with a dress code. As a former student of Clark Atlanta University I believe in upholding the traditions and pride of the schools within the Atlanta University Center.

As a student I do remember wearing my hair wrapped up in a scarf almost every morning to class. (8:00am courses) When I look back at that I know that it was not appropriate. Colleges and Universities are learning institutions. Not only are you enrolled to obtain book knowledge, but you also get training on how to make it in the real world. You learn how mature into responsible women and men.

A young man wearing a mini skirt and halter top to class I believe is inappropriate. It's a distraction. I also believe that it is inappropriate for a young lady to wear a mini skirt and halter to class. It takes the focus off learning. I do not want to see a man wearing a skirt. It is ridiculous. My blog, My opinion. Sagging pants is just plain stupid and pointless. For men and women. If these students were in my class, I would have to ask them to leave. Period. Don't like my rules sign up for someone else's class.

It has been a few years since I have stepped foot unto the AUC but I would hate to see that the students are not taking pride in their school. It is not like they don't teach you the history of the school. There is a mandatory class dedicated to this your freshman year. HBCU's are special. I hope the students aren't taking this for granted.

Some say that it's a free country you should be able to do what you please. I agree this is a free country. This country grants you the ability to make choices. There are thousands of higher learning institutions. Don't like what the school stands for, go somewhere that is more acceptable of the things you believe in. That is one of the great things about being an United States Citizen.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's Official

Fall has arrived. It is so chilly here. It rained for about two day straight. Now I am not going to complain even though I want to. You guys know by now I am not a fan of cool weather. The good thing about today is that it didn't rain and the sun did come out.

As you can see I changed my background. I am trying to embrace the season. LOL I also added a new tune. It's not Wednesday but I felt like doing so here it is. Mo Better Blues. Remember the Spike Lee movie? Well I liked it and I love this song from the movie.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Event

Last night my church had a ladies night out. I invited my mother to come with me. It was a great event. I am a bad blogger because I did not take any pictures. Hopefully they will post the photos online. Anyways, we arrived and they had four carriages to take us on rides. Mother and I skipped that. It was kinda chilly last night. It was however very pretty. People who did partake said they enjoyed it. They had tables and chair set up in the parking lot with a oversized tent that had goodies inside. The food was good. We had pastas, salads, and chicken. There were also many deserts and a chocolate fountain. (yummy)

After partaking in the biddles we walked the red carpet to get our picture taken. I thought it was so cute. They had backgrounds set with our Rock Girls logo and the many sponsors for the event. It was very Hollywood.(LOL) We went inside the sanctuary and took our seats for the fashion show. It was cute. They had people from the congregation design, and sew pieces to be shown on the runway. I like this idea because I got to see the talent that we have in our church.

There were many giveaways including: purses, mall gift certificates, gift baskets, food gift certificates, audio sets of pastors teachings, new ipods, and two bridal gowns.

The choir then had to lead praise and worship. None of us knew what songs we were going to sing but it all worked out well. Then the guest speaker was introduced. Her name was Dr Stacia Pierce. She was outstanding. She had a right know word for us ladies. Basically she was telling us that we are in a moment that God is going to show us favor because we are his favored. She stated that it was time for us to get back to being what God intended us ladies to be. Praying women. Deeply planted in the word. She said two things that I know she was talking about me when she said it. 1) God has so many things in store for you that you could not even imagine but he need you to stop being comfortable with what you have and where you are. 2) Because you are his favored, he will align you with people who will work on your behalf. Meaning that sometimes you may not be the most qualified but you get the job anyway because there is something else on the inside of you that radiates to the outside.

It was powerful. Mom enjoyed it. I enjoyed it. Can't wait till the next time.