Monthly Archives: January 2012

Word Challenge: Two Words, One Speech – Sister Catt’s


From the founding of the US to the early 20th century, the majority of women in the United States were by law not allowed to vote.   It took a motivated group of people over 70 years, from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 to ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution in 1920, […]

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Word Challenge: Two Words, One Speech, JFK’s


Two new words and another great speech shared by our wordsmith Akil Bello, co-founder of Bell Curves. A new set of intriguing and applicable words from a concise and effective historical oratory delivered by another great communicator at a daunting time in our history…read on, put them to use, and don’t forget to share them with […]

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Word Challenge – Two Words, One Speech- Martin’s

Our first vocabulary challenge comes to you on MLK Day and inspired by his 1963 speech, “I Have a Dream.”  Not only is this speech uplifting in its message but it also demonstrates the scope and beauty of the English language. As you celebrate MLK Day, Black History Month, and Presidents’ Day, take the opportunity […]

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Dark Girl A Documentary About Colorism TONIGHT @ The Apollo Theatre

Dark Girls: Preview from Bradinn French on Vimeo. Dark Girls – Documentary Preview Directed by Bill Duke Apollo Theater, Harlem, NY This upcoming documentary preview is burning up the Internet. Just released this week it already has ten of thousands of views around the web. Check it out and let us know what you think. Clips from the upcoming […]

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MLK Word Challenge Kick Off 10 Words 10 Speeches!


What’s in a word? Well, RIISE and Bell Curves are teaming up on a word challenge between Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day to post a total of ten words, what they mean, why they are important, and how they are used in a famous speech. The goal is to have fun learning and […]

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