The following is a continuation of the paraphrased introduction from Tangela Serls’ “The Spirit of Friendship: Girlfriends in Contemporary African American Literature.” This part discusses the role Delta Sigma Theta had in her friendships and spirituality, as well as an example of why she began studying girlfriend relationships.
From left to right: Anastasia Boone, Tiffany Baskerville-Powell, Jocelyn Hyman, Me, Kimberly Tanner, Melissa West, Shinece Hampton
Not Pictured: Nicole Cleggs-Burn
The following is the first of a series of paraphrased excerpts from Tangela Serls’ “The Spirit of Friendship: Girlfriends in Contemporary African American Literature.” This part is from the introduction and discusses the difference between sisterhood and friendship. It also considers the role one’s personal relationship with God plays in the cultivation of such bonds.
Years after moving on from my undergraduate experience, I have realized just how much joining a sorority contributed to my und...
When thinking of South Africa’s apartheid — a caste system that favored white Europeans over black South Africans — one name typically comes to mind: Nelson Mandela. Although Nelson devoted his life to ending the racial hierarchy, he was not alone in his fight. Many South Africans joined in the cause, and none more so than his wife, Winnie Mandela. In honor of Ms. Winnie’s legacy, I wanted to take a moment to highlight a few aspects of her life.