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Shevonne

Shevonne

Working mom of tweens who works gathering and analyzing requirements and writing documentation. I love interior design, playing video games, and riding my bike
RT @alyandrea: Make school a priority. Being smart is way cooler than well...pretty much everything.
I think it's kinda overrated. =P - Andrew C (✔) from Android
What women can learn from men at work @thefiscaltimes http://www.inc.com/Fiscal-...
What women can learn from men at work @thefiscaltimes http://bit.ly/1q7xLha
RT @fairfaxcounty: Take it easy on roads this afternoon as schools let out. STOP for buses w/ flashing lights dropping students off. http://t.co/Ij2HTj79Xh
RT @fairfaxcounty: Take it easy on roads this afternoon as schools let out. STOP for buses w/ flashing lights dropping students off. http://t.co/Ij2HTj79Xh
When someone insults you: - http://dcfemella.com/post...
Sharing a Space With Your Kids: The Ultimate Work-Life Balance Solution? http://www.inc.com/jessica...
Sharing a Space With Your Kids: The Ultimate Work-Life Balance Solution? http://bit.ly/W6KoN4
Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist http://news.yahoo.com/un-prov...
Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist http://news.yahoo.com/un-provides-aid-record-4-1-million-syria-103002946.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory
Summer Vacation Is Officially Over. How To Ease Back Into Work http://www.fastcompany.com/3035003...
Summer Vacation Is Officially Over. How To Ease Back Into Work http://bit.ly/1qlbWKJ
Flat-bike-lift Or How to Park Your Bicycle On The Ceiling [Video] - http://bikeliving.tumblr.com/post...
Flat-bike-lift Or How to Park Your Bicycle On The Ceiling [Video]
First Day of Middle School and Last Year of Elementary School http://wp.me/p4Sw3z-10
First Day of Middle School and Last Year of Elementary School http://wp.me/p4Sw3z-10
The ability to speak does not make you intelligent. - http://dcfemella.com/post...
First Day of Middle School and Last Year of Elementary School - http://dcfemella.com/post...
hplyrikz: This will make you feel better - http://dcfemella.com/post...
hplyrikz:
 
This will make you feel better
Mixed Signals on Second Migrant Wave at US Border http://www.voanews.com/content...
Mixed Signals on Second Migrant Wave at US Border http://www.voanews.com/content/second-migrant-wave-us-border/2435604.html
The Evolution Of The Employee http://onforb.es/W5tYor
The Evolution Of The Employee http://onforb.es/W5tYor
RT @fairfaxcounty: School buses are rolling through our neighborhoods again! Take your time if driving.
6 LinkedIn Alternatives To Grow Your Professional Network http://www.hongkiat.com/blog...
6 LinkedIn Alternatives To Grow Your Professional Network http://bit.ly/1q6xLhr
Walking to middle school. Annoyed that I'm taking a pic http://instagram.com/p...
Walking to middle school. Annoyed that I'm taking a pic http://instagram.com/p/scQqbGOV4V/
Hack Your Bike With These Smart Upgrades - http://bikeliving.tumblr.com/post...
Hack Your Bike With These Smart Upgrades
New 96-Page Murakami Work Coming in December http://nyti.ms/1x3wwnY
New 96-Page Murakami Work Coming in December  http://nyti.ms/1x3wwnY
Northern Virginia schools open year with changes ahead http://www.washingtonpost.com/local...
Northern Virginia schools open year with changes ahead http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636621/s/3e0d2007/sc/22/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Clocal0Ceducation0Cvirginia0Eschools0Eopen0Eyear0Ewith0Echanges0Eahead0C20A140C0A90C0A10C267edd3a0E2f920E11e40E994d0E20A2962a9150Ac0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Ilocal/story01.htm
Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand. - http://dcfemella.com/post...
dynamicafrica: The World War I in Africa Project Sheds Light On An Often Forgotten Part of History. As a student of history for all my years of secondary education, I can’t say that I never learned about World War I, the events leading up to it as well as the aftermath it had on Europe and to some extent the United States. Perhaps we never delved... - http://dcfemella.com/post...
dynamicafrica:
  
The World War I in Africa Project Sheds Light On An Often Forgotten Part of History.
 
As a student of history for all my years of secondary education, I can’t say that I never learned about World War I, the events leading up to it as well as the aftermath it had on Europe and to some extent the United States. Perhaps we never delved into it in quite as much depth as we did World War II, but even then, I’d be hard-pressed to think of time where my history teacher (bless her soul) ever mentioned the impact that the First World War had on Africa and Africans. Such a truth wouldn’t concern me if the circumstances were different; if I wasn’t at a school in an African country, if I weren’t an African myself, if I wasn’t one of five black students in a history class of over 20, if I didn’t come from a country that was colonized by the British (who, as history goes, love war). 
 
But all these things were and still are a part of who I am, and it is for these reasons – and so many more, that the World War I in Africa project is incredibly important learning for me. Even beyond the personal connection of history and heritage, the ignorance of many to the involvement of Africans in World War I and the integral roles the played speak to a much broader concern of the omission and reduction of black people and Africans in many important events in Western history. 
 
It’s been 100 years since the First World War began. 100 years since the first shot fired by British troops occurred in what is today known as Togo, on August 7th, 1914. 100 years gone by and still, the world is yet to actively include and universally commemorate the lives of the estimated two million Africans who in some way contributed to the efforts of their colonial empires during this bitter war of the 1910s. World War I was indeed what its title refers to it as – a war that saw involvement on a global scale. 
 
From the Gold Coast to German East Africa, Algeria to the southernmost tip of Africa, a new initiative is bringing to light the forgotten ways in which European politics brought the Great War to African homes. Through the efforts of World War I in Africa project, we are provided with a multimedia database that both highlights and archives the ways in which African lives were affected by a war they had no agency in. Because what happens in Africa should be told around the world. 
 
World War I in Africa.
 
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9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions http://blogs.hbr.org/2014...
9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions  http://bit.ly/1qjAX97
15 Important Things Kids Should Know by Age 15 http://www.lifehack.org/article...
15 Important Things Kids Should Know by Age 15 http://bit.ly/1qiUQ00
"Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly." http://tmblr.co/ZzxiMy1PlSu1C
My Monthly Goals for September http://wp.me/p4Sw3z-Y
My Monthly Goals for September http://wp.me/p4Sw3z-Y
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