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BLACKOUT (Businesses/ Events ran by Black folks)

Here are a list of some of my favorite safe spaces for Black folks in the Triangle area: Black August, Durham, NC: annual event in August with black vendors and activists   Goorsha, Durham, NC: Ethiopian restaurant   Awaze, Cary, … Continue reading

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Is the UNC program manageable?

A top question I’ve heard from students who are considering UNC’s MSW program is: is the amount of work manageable? Of course, the classic social work answer is, “it depends!” However, even as a student in the Advanced Standing Program, … Continue reading

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Countdown to Winter Break

It’s the time of year when collectively students feel exhausted and stressed as classes are over in less than two weeks from today and final papers and exams are very near. Appreciatively, after the countless hours of writing and studying … Continue reading

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Best Hot Cocoa Spots in the Triangle

Best Hot Cocoa spots in the Triangle (Place name/ what to order): Cocoa Cinnamon, Durham, NC (3 locations): Cacao Canela Parker & Otis, Durham, NC: Regular hot chocolate Bean Traders, Durham, NC: Hot chocolate with coconut milk OR their sipping … Continue reading

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Caring of Self.

I reflected last week on things I have been able to experience in the past few months that I have been wanting to work on and have been wanting to take part in. My caring of self has not always … Continue reading

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What I Wish I’d Known

Last Friday, I was on the student panel for an information session for prospective students. One of the students asked us what we wish we had known before starting the UNC MSW program. I’ve been thinking about that and trying … Continue reading

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The Aversion to Average

Recently I was struck by a story a professor told about an informal survey he conducts among workshop participants when teaching at conferences and training sessions: he asks participants to rate themselves in effectiveness as compared to other direct practice … Continue reading

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