History is full of remarkable tidbits. Sometimes it only takes a film to remind us of how difficult the journey to today’s society actually was. “Hidden Figures” is full of those tidbits & lessons. Here’s a list of 5 lessons I learned from the movie. Enjoy!
5. Conquer adversity.
Life isn’t fair & most of us have to fight battles that are more difficult than others. Should you let that stop you from doing a good job? No! Let nothing stop you. Not only did Katherine’s bathroom journey end racial segregation at NASA, but it made her job tasks more achievable.
4. Always be willing to learn more to advance in your career field.
If you’re working a job, in this case a job where you’re facing being replaced by a computer, you need knowledge. By learning about advanced computer programming, Dorothy was able to not only help herself, but also her team.
3. Proper progression means meeting additional requirements.
Simply put, if the degree is needed to achieve than one must achieve the degree. That’s what Mary made sure she achieved. Mary had to become the first African American woman to attend an all white high school in Hampton, VA before she could become the first African American female engineer at NASA. She wasn’t afraid to do so. Mary was able to become an engineer after seeking a court ruling & being allowed to attend nightly college prep courses.
2. Always ask about open positions & state your case.
You’re a supervisor if you’re doing a supervisors job. Right? This was Dorothy’s thinking. You have to show interest in positions. That interest mixed with her own personal ambition helped Dorothy to become that supervisor.
1. If you need additional information to do your job, get it!
It takes a lot of time & effort to get the job done the right way. How can you properly solve an equation without having all the required information? Don’t be afraid to ask for access if that information needed is in a meeting you’re not supposed to be in. Why? Because that’s the only way you can properly solve your equation. Katherine went out & got that information!
After Chicago’s gun violence ended 2016 with 761 homicides, Lil Durk and his artist, Hypno Carlito, talk to VladTV about the anguish their hometown is going through. With schools shutting down and children being shipped to other school districts, the rappers say it makes it more dangerous due to the gang affiliations in those particular neighborhoods.
Further into the conversation, Durk opens up about talking to The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, giving back to Chicago, and hopes to have people who sit at his roundtable take what he’s trying to improve seriously. When asked if Chi-town natives like Kanye West could do more to help, he believes “The Life of Pablo” rapper doesn’t want to risk his industry “politics” and sees him doing more things on his own versus mixing things with “knuckleheads.”
Watch the full interview above.
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After publishing an open letter to Barack Obama last week, T.I. has written to Donald Trump for Rolling Stone, explaining how he sees the nation’s current cultural divide and sharing his hopes for the future of the country.
“As you transition into your role as the President of the United States, you will undoubtedly be one of the most watched people in the history of the world,” the Atlanta rapper writes at the beginning of his letter. “So, I can’t help but ask in the midst of our nation’s calamity and discord: What do you want US to see?”
T.I. then goes on to outline how black Americans have pushed arts, culture, and economy forward in the U.S. “Yet we’re shown repeatedly that our lives don’t matter as much as our dollars, let alone as that of a person of a different race or skin color,” he continues. “I’m sharing with you some of the things that separate US in hopes of creating healthy dialogue that may hopefully unite US and mend a gaping wound that has gone unattended for generations.”
At the end of the letter, T.I. shares a message of hope going forward, but asks Trump one final question before he prepares to take office: “When the stage is dark and the lights and cameras are off … Who are you? And more importantly, who do you want to be?”
Read T.I.’s open letter to Donald Trump here.
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