So now it’s a crime to post educational content about Walden University on the web?

When Brown Girls Connect was created in July of 2013, it was with great intent to post content that would be both resourceful and that benefited the masses in a number of important areas. Being that Education is of undeniable significance to this site, there is delicate concentration given to the publication of such material. To be knowledgeable, aware and gain access to information that is not otherwise readily available or marketed is a particular interest that is impressed upon those who choose to visit our site. However, in a post listed 8 months ago on our site which presented educational content … Continue reading So now it’s a crime to post educational content about Walden University on the web?

Oakland Student Beats the Odds With a 5.0 GPA & 1200 SAT SCORE

  By Dawn Boykin Akintunde Ahmad’s future could have turned out like any other young black male growing up in the East Oakland streets, but it is amazingly quite different. There is much to be celebrated for this 17-year old Oakland Tech High student who has been accepted to numerous top tier schools including; Yale, Brown, Columbia, Northwestern, USC, UCLA, Howard, Chapman, Cal Poly and Cal State East Bay. Akintude has a 5.0 GPA and a 2100 (out of 2400) on the SAT. He keeps a screen shot of his grades on his phone for proof. While there has been temptation … Continue reading Oakland Student Beats the Odds With a 5.0 GPA & 1200 SAT SCORE

HIV Positive British Mom Admits, ‘I thought only people in Africa got HIV’

Nearly one year after divorcing her husband of 20 years, Rachel Dilley, a 48-year-old mother of three contracted HIV from an online dating fling. Dilley was a recent guest on ITV, a British Morning Show where she shared the account of contracting the virus and the reactions from family and friends. The Mom, nearly 40 years old at the time of contraction told the show host that while she did have unprotected sex with her partner, she didn’t think that she could contract HIV because she was white and “thought you got it in Africa.” While Dilley admits that she … Continue reading HIV Positive British Mom Admits, ‘I thought only people in Africa got HIV’

The ‘Party’ App That ONLY Works When You Are LEGALLY DRUNK

New social network breathalyser app developed By DAWN BOYKIN There is a new “Dunk Person” app that has been developed and is said to hit the market this spring. This social networking app is called Livr and it is an app that encourages people to be legally drunk in order to use it. You heard it right. Users are only able to access this app when the Breathalyzer that plugs into the charger access point on IOS and android devices has a blood alcohol content (BAC) reading above the legal limit for driving. How completely stupid and irresponsible is that? Anyhow, … Continue reading The ‘Party’ App That ONLY Works When You Are LEGALLY DRUNK

Defining Intelligence: Genetic V.S. Environmental Influences

      By Dawn Boykin General cognitive ability is one of the most well studied domains in behavioral genetics. Nearly all of this genetic research is based on a model in which cognitive abilities are organized hierarchically , from specific test to broad factors to general cognitive abilities(often called g); and the relative influences of nature and nurture on G have been studied since the beginning of behavioral genetics. There are hundreds of tests of diverse cognitive abilities. These tests measure several broad factors such as verbal ability, spatial ability, memory, and speed of processing. Such tests are widely … Continue reading Defining Intelligence: Genetic V.S. Environmental Influences

How I lost Weight and Found Love

 By Dawn Boykin       Impulsiveness has been the blueprint of my life decisions since I can remember. I reckon that a biological influence has much to do with not having the ability to delay gratification in an ongoing battle involving conflicting outcomes. Several years ago, after coming to terms with the fact that I was overweight and miserable because of it, the idea to do something productive about it was refreshing. It proved to be one of the most difficult tasks that I chose to face. In light, being overweight for me equated to an indefinite life of … Continue reading How I lost Weight and Found Love

Study Finds That Narcissism Implies Implicit Attention Seeking Behavior

By Dawn Boykin Current research examines how narcissism, a personality trait marked by self-promotion, vanity, and grandiosity, relates to how people communicate information about themselves online. Two studies were performed in which the prediction was that narcissism implies implicit attention seeking behavior. Specifically, the researchers predicted that narcissistic people who use relatively few first-person singular pronouns (i.e.;” I” and” me”) would display more self-promoting images of themselves on their Facebook.com profile (study 1) and would use more profane and aggressive words in an online self description task. (study 2) both studies supported this hypothesis. In study one, 80 undergraduate Facebook.com … Continue reading Study Finds That Narcissism Implies Implicit Attention Seeking Behavior

Black Women’s Political Influence Beyond Emancipation

  By Dawn Boykin During the 1890’s after the Holocaust of enslavement, Black Women’s National Club Movement emerged among African American women. As racial oppression intensified after reconstruction, they turned greater attention to the struggle for social justice. This stemmed from African Cultural traditions which stressed collective concern and responsibility to family and community. This led to free black women establishing an array of mutual aid societies.  In 1896, the first National Conference of Colored Women of America organized, establishing the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) with Mary Church Terrell being the first president. Other major figures in this … Continue reading Black Women’s Political Influence Beyond Emancipation

Should Welfare Recipients Be Drug Screened To Receive Benefits?

By Dawn Boykin A State program in Utah is one in eight which requires welfare recipients to be drug screened as part of the requirement for receiving aid. Republican Brad Wilson who crafted the screening law says that he created it because he wants to help get people off of assistance and back to work and this can’t happen if drugs are being used. Utah spent more than $30,000 from August 2012 to July 2013 screening applicants to the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and found that 12 people tested positive. There were some 250 others who failed the drug … Continue reading Should Welfare Recipients Be Drug Screened To Receive Benefits?