HBCU quilt

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I saw this quilt on my instagram feed this morning and i had a great idea!  I want to call on all my the HBCU students and alumni out here to ask for a small donation.  I would like to make my own quilt featuring every HBCU in exitsance!

Not only will your donation of a tshirt from your alma mater help keep me warm in Seattle while I study to become a brilliant physician, but you will be helping to spread and build upon the great legacy that is an HBCU as well!

Anyone reading this who would be willing to donate a gently used or new shirt, Stop by your schools bookstores or your local Walmart and find the best swag to rep your school!  All those interested please email me at bbe682@aol.com or comment below your Instagram names and I will reach out to you.

thank you in advance for helping! 😎✊🏾😍

Below you will find a complete checklist of all the schools I hope to represent!

 

ALABAMA HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Alabama A & M University
* Alabama State University
Public, 2 Year Colleges:
* Bishop State Community College
* Gadsden State Community College
* Shelton State Community College
Private, 4 Year Colleges:
* Concordia College-Selma
* Miles College
* Oakwood University
* Selma University
* Stillman College
* Talladega College
* Tuskegee University

ARKANSAS HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Private, 4 Year Colleges:
* Arkansas Baptist College
* Philander Smith College
Private, 2 Year Colleges:
* Shorter College

CALIFORNIA HBCUs
Private, 4 Year Colleges:
* Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
DELAWARE HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Delaware State University

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON, DC HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* University of the District of Columbia
Private, 4 Year Colleges:
* Howard University
* Howard University College of Medicine
• Howard University School of law
FLORIDA HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Florida A&M University
* Florida A&M University College of Law
Private, 4 Year Colleges:
* Bethune-Cookman University
* Edward Waters College
* Florida Memorial University

GEORGIA HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Albany State University
* Fort Valley State University
* Savannah State University
Private, 4 Year Colleges:

* Clark Atlanta University
* Interdenominational Theological Center
* Morehouse College
* Morehouse School of Medicine
* Morris Brown College
* Paine College
* Spelman College

KENTUCKY HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Kentucky State University
Private, 4 Year Colleges:
* Simmons College of Kentucky
LOUISIANA HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Grambling State University
* Southern University and A&M College
* Southern University Law Center
* Southern University at New Orleans
Public, 2 Year Colleges:
* Southern University at Shreveport
Private, 4 Year Colleges:
* Dillard University
* Xavier University of Louisiana
MARYLAND HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Bowie State University
* Coppin State University
* Morgan State University
* University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
MISSISSIPPI HBCUs

* Alcorn State University
* Jackson State University
* Mississippi Valley State University
Public, 2 Year Colleges:
* Coahoma Community College
* Hinds Community College-Utica
Private, 4 Year Colleges:
* Rust College
* Tougaloo College
MISSOURI HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Harris-Stowe State University
* Lincoln University of Missouri

NORTH CAROLINA HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Elizabeth City State University
* Fayetteville State University
* North Carolina A&T State University
* North Carolina Central University
* North Carolina Central University School of Law
* Winston-Salem State University
Private, 4 Year Colleges:
* Barber-Scotia College
* Bennett College
* Johnson C. Smith University
* Livingstone College
* St. Augustine’s College
* Shaw University
OHIO HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Central State University
Private, 4 Year Colleges:
* Wilberforce University

OKLAHOMA HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Langston University

PENNSYLVANIA HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
* Lincoln University

SOUTH CAROLINA HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* South Carolina State University
Public, 2 Year Colleges:
* Denmark Technical College
Private, 4 Year Colleges:
* Allen University
* Benedict College
* Claflin University
* Morris College
* Voorhees College
Private, 2 Year Colleges:
* Clinton Junior College
TENNESSEE HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Tennessee State University
Private, 4 Year Colleges:
* American Baptist College
* Fisk University
* Knoxville College
* Lane College
* LeMoyne-Owen College
* Meharry Medical College

TEXAS HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Prairie View A&M University
* Texas Southern University
* Texas Southern University – Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Public, 2 Year Colleges:
* St. Philip’s College
Private, 4 Year Colleges:
* Huston-Tillotson University
* Jarvis Christian College
* Paul Quinn College
* Southwestern Christian College
* Texas College
* Wiley College

VIRGINIA HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Norfolk State University
* Virginia State University
Private, 4 Year Colleges:
* Hampton University
* Virginia Union University
* Virginia University of Lynchburg

WEST VIRGINIA HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* Bluefield State College
* West Virginia State University

VIRGIN ISLANDS HBCUs
Public, 4 Year Colleges:
* University of the Virgin Islands
* University of the Virgin Islands-Kingshill

Natural Beans🤔?

What IS Natural Beans exactly?

Well it’s me! Lol I am Natural Beans and in turn Natural Beans is a reflection of me.  {breakdown: my parental units refer to me as “Beans” and I am Natural } so that’s how the name came about but why?  Why am I choosing to dedicate such and effort to something like this?

No, it’s not about the money (but anything I make I would hope to put towards my education).  Natural Beans is about providing service and information to people.  Of course my primary goal is to reach those in my own community, but the overall goal is to reach everyone (or as many as possible, regardless of their demographic).

But what service and what information?

As far as information is concerned , i like to get the useful stuff out to people.  All good tea that’s gonna help the world heal itself one individual at a time.  The service right now is my whipped body butter that I make by hand with all natural ingredients.  It was important for me as an individual because i began to become more aware of what I was putting into and on my body.  Knowing that I couldn’t use a lot of what was sold in stores anyway i began looking into creating for myself.  It was a success!  Now the business aspect came in after a close friend of mine suggested I move to sell my product to other people.  Of course I was skeptical at first.  Lol I have a degree in biology for crying out loud; I don’t know the first thing about being in business for myself.

Now, Segway into my future as a Naturopathic physician and this is all going to tie together and blow your mind all at the same time. 😂

I realized over the last few months that beginning Natural Beans is the best leap I can take (well one of them) because eventually I have bigger plans as far as my medical career is concerned.  I think this is excellent practice for me.  Learning how to successfully run a business and how to reach out to people and all that other fun stuff.

So yea! That’s natural beans in a nutshell.

Check out my Facebook page for updates and etsy account to make your purchases.

https://www.facebook.com/EarthyWhippedBodyButter/

http://www.etsy.com/shop/naturalbeans

The name game

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CH2LM27

 

Good morning reader! If you’re reading this please take a moment to go complete my brief survey (by clicking the link provided above this message).  I am taking a new approach to naming my newest addition to Natural Beans.  The scent I concocted a while back reminds me heavily of bubblegum but o was unsure of what I should call it.  So id like your help with that.  I’m leaving the survey open until midnight Thursday and confirming the winner Friday.  I’ve proved my 4 options but left a blank space for anyone to leave their own creative flare.

Greatly appreciate your help in advance!

The Black Declaration of Independence — Moorbey’z Blog

We, the Black People in Amerika, in consequence of arriving at a knowledge of Ourselves as a people with dignity, long deprived of that knowledge; as a consequence of revolting with every decimal of Our collective and individual beings against the oppression that for 300 years has destroyed and broken and warped the bodies and […]

via The Black Declaration of Independence — Moorbey’z Blog

It’s been a long time

Hello all!  Let me take a minute to blow the cob webs off they keys here 🤣

It seems like everytime I get back going with this blog I mess around and get distracted again.  I swear I’m trying to turn over a new leaf (but let’s be honest something else will probably pop up to get in between us).

Anywho, my update will be a brief one for now.

The most exciting is that I’ve been accepted to medical school!! Yea suck on that mcat! Someone out there actually wants me to practice medicine! 👩🏾‍⚕️ So yea.  I’ll be starting my journey this summer in the naturopathic program at Bastyr University in Seattle and I’m uber excited about that!  <explanation on what all that means probably later tonight> #2: natural beans is going in…a direction  (lol) I’m definitely learning “the biz” and seeing what works for me and what doesn’t as I try to get my hustle on.  {btw if you’re reading this; I’m still selling 4oz jars for $10.  You can find me on etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/naturalbeans and follow me on IG @Natural_Beans }

lets see I think that’s actually about it for the update.  I’m sure I’ll think of something else I left out.  But for now that’s the tea.

**happy reading ladies and germs**

 

Selling my Brand

I decided to create this Instagram page to better market my products that I’m selling.  The follower count may be low but the word is slowly getting out.  

For anyone that doesn’t yet know, what I’m selling is my own homemade whipped body butter (whipped shea butter).  Yes.  Just like tons of other people out here.  Lol.  The one thing for sure that I know sets my product aside from the rest is that it was made by me.  

Sure the ingredients differ from other butters out there and of course it was made with love.  But ive been thinking recently trying to think of good reasons for anyone to want to buy my product in particular.  I need an angle!  Being natural isn’t going to be enough in a time when everyone is jumping on the train and doing stuff for themselves.  

A friend interviewed me the other day for her blog to help advertise my butter and one response stuck out the most.  “My product and my brand are of a humble variety”.  While it would be awesome to sell every jar I make, I’m more happy just selling one or even giving them to family members for free.  I’m not here to try and get rich, I just saw a need for something and proceeded to act.