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Lacrecia Eagle: Director of Resource Development for Boys and Girls Clubs of Lebanon, OR

The value of Blind Optimism

Lacrecia Eagle, better known to her colleagues as “LuLu,” has moved swiftly  up the ranks of the Boys and Girls Club of America, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and opportunities of youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds.  In just over 3 years, Lulu has gone from a Teen Director, to a Club House Director, to working in administration as the Director of Resource Development for her organization. Continue reading

The Art of Sampling Book Review

Book Review: The Art of Sampling

:::Ebony Rose Editorial:::

I recently picked up a relationship guide entitled, “The Black Book:  An Introduction to the Art of Sampling,” written by Romaine Masiah Williams.  The book promises to help cheaters, oops I mean “samplers,” navigate the monogamous world by providing tips on how to keep simultaneous relationships intact, but mum.  Williams starts off explaining that “sampling” is synonymous with cheating, but reasons that the word “sample” doesn’t have the same negative connotation as cheating.  Williams attempts to change the negative connotation of cheating by offering a different word in its place, i.e. sampling: Continue reading