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Planning for Single Motherhood… The Importance of Fathers

One of the worst fb statuses ever!

MY BABYMAMA (xxxxxx x. xxxxxx) IS THE DIRTIEST BITCH MOST FILTHY BITCH IN THE WEST THAT NASTY BITCH IS EQUIVALENT 2 DOG SHIT @THE BOTTOM OF MY SHOE BITCHES LIKE HER SHUDNT HAVE THE GIFT OF HAVING A CHILD GOD SHUD TAKE THAT GIFT ND GIVE IT TO A WOMAN WHO ACTUALLY WUD TAKE KARE OF THE LIFE THEY PRODUCED ND NOT SIT ON THEY ASS AND WORRY BOUT THEY SELF FELLAZ DO YA HOMEWORK ND NEVA HAVE A BABY BY A FILTHY BITCH LIKE THIS!!!

Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Law

A sad state of affairs, to say the least.

Advice to a member of the class of 2018 (lol)

A high school freshman had hit me up on youtube and I gave him so good advice that I think we might all benefit from hearing…

 

“even the most fearless experience fear; they just don’t allow that fear to keep them from moving forward. Learn to trust that inner voice inside and say fuck it! Also, don’t be afraid to change. Your passions might change and as long as you’re listening to that inner voice and not external ideas about who you’re supposed to be, that change is growth… and growth is beautiful.. growth is living..”

Stanford University and SAT Scores

A young lady sent me a message on facebook asking about test scores and admittance. Below you’ll find part of her message and my response… good luck applicants..

I applied to Stanford right now, and I believe I did some very good essays. I was myself. I did not hire anyone to help me, like many people do, I just wrote what I really believe in. I wrote about the poverty in my country, violence, and many other aspects I find engaging.

Anyway, the bad part of all this is that I took my SAT in December, and I got a 1800. At first I thought it was a great grade, because I know of many kids in the American schools here that get like a 1600 during their first attempt. The thing is, I’ve been google-ing and I found that even 2000 is a low SAT score. Since you are a student at Stanford, my question is this. Do you think there is a slight bit of chance that they will not only focus on my 1800 and maybe take a deeper look at all the other things I have to offer? Do you know of any other undergrad or graduate student in Stanford who got accepted with this kind of score? Or do you truly think they will automatically dispose of my application because of the score?

Hello *****,

You have absolutely nothing to worry about when it comes down to your SAT scores. Stanford is committed to looking at their applicants holistically. Test scores do not mean as much as your essays, grades, initiative, spirit! Heck, if test scores meant anything, I wouldn’t have been admitted!

I got a 1410 on my first SAT, and then a 15 something, and then I 17 something. I never reached 1800 in a single testing setting (and even if you piecemeal my highest scores together, I only got at 1760. I kept praying to at least get a 1800 (lol, and you got that your first try) and never got it. Granted, those scores were good for where I came from (I had friends with 900s), they weren’t good for the elite colleges. I was sure that I wasn’t going to get in to Stanford or any decent school with such test scores but I applied anyways. And now look at me! I’m graduating from Stanford in four years with honor’s, every year made Dean’s list, and with a Master’s. If the admissions people focused too heavily on my SAT scores, none of this would have been possible.

I’m not going to lie to you though; I am a rare case. I literally had one of the lowest SAT scores of my admitted class. There’s like 3% of students who didn’t have at least a 1800 (that’s like 21 students lol). And most of my friends had 2000s. I remember having a conversation freshman year and me and my friends were all talking about our fears about getting into Stanford and my one of my best friends was like she was scared because she only had a 2200. I felt dumb as hell and wondered why did the admissions officers admit me. But then I had to think about the letter that the lady who admitted me sent me; she said, “your peers will learn from you.” And at admit weekend this woman was damn near in tears when she met me and told me how hard she had to fight for me. My life story, my courage, my strength, my resiliency, my spirit meant more than some SAT scores.

I say all of that to say don’t stress over your SAT scores. If possible, take them again (ppl usually do better on multiple attempts), but don’t stress about it. If you’re supposed to be here, you will be here. Period. I wish you well with your college acceptances! Let me know how things turn out! If you have any other questions or comments, please feel free to hit me up whenever!

V

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,400 times in 2010. That’s about 11 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 52 new posts, not bad for the first year!

The busiest day of the year was August 4th. The most popular post that day was Conversing with Darien “DBrock” Brockington.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, allhiphop.com, twitter.com, 2dopeboyz.com, and youtube.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for kat sacks, victoria shantrell asbury, victoria shantrell, teedra moses, and just war.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Conversing with Darien “DBrock” Brockington August 2010

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Bio

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About

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Photos

“The Dialogue” with Victoria Shantrell

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