As the year comes to an end I have created a project that is a reflection of myself and my passion for beauty, hair, and makeup. I inspire myself each and everyday to do my best. We are planning on making a Beauty Campaign that showcases that origin does not determine your inner beauty. My team member, William and I plan on furthering our education in the beauty industry. This is something I love to do on my spare time and when I’m at work. The only thing that has changed in my vision about my capstone is the time because the end of the school year is approaching and we needed to hurry up. Will does makeup and I do hair so we both decided to split it up and have a mini photoshoot. We also wanted all of our models to be different races so it could stand out. By doing this I hoped to not only do I plan to advance in my beauty career but also I plan on being more patient with working with clients and making sure I can do this for the rest of my life. I hope to learn a thing about entrepreneurship and how I can eventually make my own business. I also hope to learn how to be more organized and on time with my work. By the end of this I hope I get to show everyone my talent and how this really means so much to me.
Mario Benedetti es una poeta, nacido en Paso de los Toros, Uruguay. Su padre y madre
era rico. En cuatro años él fue a Montevideo, Uruguay y fue a escuela privada. Mario
fue influenciado en Montevideo por su experiencia y comenzó a escribir poesía y la
literatura. Sus mejor consumado storias irán “Montevideanos (1959) y su trabajo
convirtió en Uruguay, que se extendió a América Latina. Mario’s novelas “La Tregua”
y “El Cumpleaños de Juan Ángel” ambos irán mucho popular. En la novela “La Tregua” él
publicó mas de cien ediciones , diecinueve idiomas diferentes y ha adaptado para el escenario, pantalla, radio, y televisión. En la cincuentas y sesentas, él viajó a América
Latina, Europa, y Estados Unidos. En Cuba él fundó el mundo famosa Centro de
Investigaciones Literarias en Casa de las Américas. Partida espalda a Uruguay a aumentar
el gobierno represión por su escritura y participaciones. En Junio veintitrés 1973 su trabajo
fue prohibido por el militar Uruguayo. Él vivió en Argentina, Perú, Cuba, y España.
Desde entonces él ha escrito para el público internacional sobre eventos en Uruguay.
Mario ha vivido en Montevideo desde 1985 y escribió hasta que murió. Mario Benedetti mario Mayo diecisiete, dos mil nueve.
Mi nombre es Egypt y yo nacido en Filadelfia, PA en Octobre veintisiete mil novecientos noventa . Yo creció en Oeste Filadelfia en el Overbrook sección con mi madre, abuela, abuelo, y hermana. A cinco años, yo fui a Lewis C. Cassidy Escuela Primaria del jardín de infancia a sexto grado. Yo no me gusta mi profesora porque ella fue infame y dio mucho trabajo. Yo graduado y fui a Dimner Beeber Middle School donde yo hice muchos amigos. Yo graduado en octavo grado con mi mejor amiga Ivana. Donde yo fue joven, aprendí hacer pelo y comencé a hacer mi pelo. Tengo una pasión para hacer el pelo y esperanza convertirse una cosmetóloga.
No te rindas
No te rindas, aún estás a tiempo
De alcanzar y comenzar de nuevo,
Aceptar tus sombras,
Enterrar tus miedos,
Liberar el lastre,
Retomar el vuelo.
No te rindas que la vida es eso,
Continuar el viaje,
Perseguir tus sueños,
Destrabar el tiempo,
Correr los escombros,
Y destapar el cielo.
No te rindas, por favor no cedas,
Aunque el frío queme,
Aunque el miedo muerda,
Aunque el sol se esconda,
Y se calle el viento,
Aún hay fuego en tu alma
Aún hay vida en tus sueños.
Porque la vida es tuya y tuyo también el deseo
Porque lo has querido y porque te quiero
Porque existe el vino y el amor, es cierto.
Porque no hay heridas que no cure el tiempo.
Abrir las puertas,
Quitar los cerrojos,
Abandonar las murallas que te protegieron,
Vivir la vida y aceptar el reto,
Recuperar la risa,
Ensayar un canto,
Bajar la guardia y extender las manos
Desplegar las alas
E intentar de nuevo,
Celebrar la vida y retomar los cielos.
No te rindas, por favor no cedas,
Aunque el frío queme,
Aunque el miedo muerda,
Aunque el sol se ponga y se calle el viento,
Aún hay fuego en tu alma,
Aún hay vida en tus sueños
Porque cada día es un comienzo nuevo,
Porque esta es la hora y el mejor momento.
Porque no estás solo, porque yo te quiero
Mi reflexiones sobre el poema es el poema es muy alentador y me encanta. Su punto principal del poema es contar tu no te rindas! Este poema es inspirador personas no te rindas. Poesía es básicamente diciendo que no importa lo que dejas que nada en tu camino.
Esperanza es que usted necesita,
Es lo que usted necesita no rendirse,
Es lo que usted necesita a través de vida,
Seguir tus sueños,
Y hacer los hecho verdadero,
No dejas que errores le trae abajo,
No siempre necesita un plan,
Todo tu necesitas es a ti mismo y esperanza,
Esperanza es que tu necesitas
A combinar con confianza,
Un dia usted encontrara
Que vida es agradable no cruel
Esperanza! Esperanza! Esperanza!
Es todo lo que necesitas.
The person that I am writing about for Dia De Los Muertos is my great-grandmother, her name was Rosa-Lee Nixon. SHe is my grandmother’s mom and my mother’s grandma. She was 83 years old when she died. Rosa died in 2005 from a health condition that I don’t know about. She meant a lot to me because she was my great grandmother, and even though I didn’t really get to see her as often because she lived in another state, she was still very close to me. She held me when I was a couple days old, when we went to visit her in North Carolina. She was a very loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to us and as rich as gold, that’s why I am making this skull and mask in remembrance of her. She showed the most care and love to each of her nine children. Rosa-Lee did whatever she could to support her family. She didn’t have too big of an impact on me, but she for sure did on my grandma. They were very close, and she named my grandmother after her. My sugar skull reflects my great grandmother because the mask and skull are mostly red. Her name is Rosa so I think of a rose every time I hear her name. On the sugar skull I put a ring because she was married and loved jewelry especially rings. On the back of the skull I tried to draw the flag of North Carolina because that is where she was born. Rosa took care of anybody, no matter if you were a stranger or not. I have red flower that resembles a rose for her name. She loved jewelry so I put glitter on the mask and skull to resemble diamonds and gold. Every year in August we celebrate her life and my great grandfather’s life. We have a memorial in remembrance of their lives. So it’s like I’m celebrating Day of the Dead, but without the skulls, and masks, and other decorations, just with my family and family friends and food. She was a blessing to us.
Dia de los Muertos has opened my mind up about celebrating loved ones because it shows that I don’t have to just cry and be really sad that this person passed away. We can celebrate their life and their accomplishments to remember them. No matter what religion you are, you can celebrate Day of the Day because here in America we don’t really have a way of celebrating someone’s life when they die.
Buenos tardes, mi nombre es Egipto Bracey y yo tengo dieciséis años. Yo soy la bisnieta de Rosa-Lee Nixon. Rosa-Lee Nixon fue de Plymouth, North Carolina, y ella se modo a Washington County, North Carolina en 1993. Mis bisabuelos construido una casa para sus hijos en Plymouth, NC. Ella es afroamericano mujure. Rosa fue a niño adoptado y ella es la hermana fuera de diez hijos. Ella es la abuela de mi madre, Tiffany, y mamá de mi abuela Rosa. Rosa fue a muy fuerte mujer y ella siempre tomé cuidando de se. Ella esta un muy cariñoso persona y nosotros encantados ella. Yo soy en un positivo juego de mente. Cuando yo fui más joven, yo fui muy emocional porque ella fue mi bisabuela y yo encantado ella. Esto mujer fue un bendición para mi. Yo no estoy triste, pero yo estoy cuando nosotros tenemos nuestra reunión de familia, yo lloro.
En conclusión, mi bisabuela fue una bendición para mi y yo encantado ella. Yo soy muy feliz de celebrar su vida. Dia de los Muertos abierto mi mente sobre de celebración mi seres queridos porque yo gusto apreciar ella.
In my interview with my grandfather on May 11, 2015 at 6:23pm, he talked about a place called the Black Bottom in West Philadelphia. When he was around 8 years old he moved from 60th & Callowhill to 38th & Fairmount ave. My grandfather said he moved down their because his mother and father broke up and she didn’t have any money to stay where they were at first so they moved down to the Black Bottom where it was predominantly African Americans which is the reason why it’s called the Black Bottom.
In the source I found it tells where the Black Bottom is and what it is. The Black Bottom was a part of the city in West Philadelphia. It was referred to as Area 3 but is now known as University City. In the source it says “The Black Bottom was framed by 33rd and 40th Streets on the east and west, and Lancaster / Powelton and Curie Boulevard (University Avenue) on the north and south. The Black Bottom received its name from its location at the “bottom” of West Philadelphia.” In another article I read it talked about the wealthier white people lived towards the top of West Philly. Both sources below are for the same topic of the Black Bottom.
Grandpa Interview- James Johnson & Egypt Bracey (May 11, 2015 @6:23pm)
Background About My Grandpa: My grandfather was born and raised in West Philadelphia in 1939. He lived on 44th and Fairmount Ave which is called “Down the Bottom.” He learned to drive at the age of 14. He had one brother who went into the Army and later died. AT a young age he had various jobs and later became a chef working at many restaurants. In 1968 he met my grandmother and they got married and had two children. He still lives in West Philly with his wife, children and grandchildren.
EB: Hi I’m Egypt
JJ: Hi I’m James Johnson grandfather to Egypt Nixon.
EB: Okay I’m just gonna ask you 10 questions about your childhood and segregation, discrimination when you were younger.
EB: Okay umm, how was your life during segregation?
JJ: Well it was pretty rough. I live about 44th and Fairmount Ave and I was born in raised in Philadelphia. So it wasn’t to much segregation where I was at.
EB: Okay. Was the school you went to segregated
JJ: Umm… No
EB: Ok. Did you ever experience any discrimination while you were in school or were you ever bullied?
JJ: Yes I was bullied.
EB: Can you tell me more about that?
JJ: Ok well yes because I was bullied because I was by myself i guess. I went to school by myself because I was the only child, well not the only child but I was the only young child from my mother and I went to school and all that and I guess I was bullied more because most of the kids were darker than me and I was lighter. And actually my grandparents, my grandmother was white and grandfather was Indian. Ok and I was really born and raised 60th and Callowhill, I was born and raised up here, and actually when I was living up here on to the age of eight it was really integrated. But it was only three black families on the block. On the five city blocks of 60th and Callowhill on down to 60th and Haverford on over to 60th and Market.
EB: Were you ever disrespected by anybody white?
EB: Okay umm, do you have any personal experiences with discrimination or racism?
JJ: No, not really.
EB: Do you remember being friends with any white kids?
JJ: umm, yes. They kids I went to school with when I was living up here on 60th street there was a boy named Louis Brogen, he was white and umm, there was white families on both sides of me. On 60th street there was white families that lived on 60th street on both sides of my house.
EB: Ok. Was the neighborhood you lived in mostly blacks or whites.?
JJ: Mostly white when I was younger and as I got older we moved from mixed neighborhood to the thing that was called the Black Bottom down 37th and Fairmount and that was mostly black. My mother and father had broke up, so my mother didn’t have and wasn’t earning enough to live up here so we moved down to the Black Bottom.
EB: Were you ever bullied in school about your skin color?
EB: Can you tell me more about that?
JJ: Well I was mostly lighter than the rest of the kids, most of the kids were dark skin and I was brown skin.
EB: How is your life different now than when you were a child?
JJ: Well it’s great now. Its altogether different than when I was a child. I have a good life now, good life.
EB: Were you ever apart of any Black Movements such as the Black Panthers?
EB: Okay Well thank you for letting me interview you.
In my grandmother’s interview on May 11, 2015 at 6:10pm, she discussed that she moved up to the North from North Carolina in 1966 during the Great Migration. She was born in Washington, NC and grew up in a predominantly black community. The stores weren’t good to shop at and her mother and father couldn’t really make a living down there. When my grandma turned 23 she was searching for a job so that she can support her mother. So she moved Philadelphia to search for a job, she then started a career as a nurse at the University of Pennsylvania hospital and made a living in Philadelphia.
The Great Migration was when about 6 million African Americans who lived in the South migrated North to make a better living between 1910 and 1970. The Great Migration had a huge impact on the United States because of how harsh the segregation laws were down South. Many African Americans needed to get a better job because the black codes took African Americans freedom away, even though they were free but it didn’t really seem like it. So they were racially segregated and jobs weren’t paying well enough. That's when 6 million African Americans started to migrate North, out West and Midwest. Black southerners wanted to escape the harsh economic conditions in the South and to be promised to have a better life and job in the North.
Grandma Interview- Rosa Nixon & Egypt Bracey (May 11, 2015 @6:10pm)
Background About My Grandma: My grandmother was born and raised in Washington, North Carolina in 1943. She lived on a farm in an eight bedroom house and was one of the nine children in her family. Se is the second oldest and also named after her mom Rosa. She migrated to Philadelphia in 1966 where she became a nurse at the University Of Pennsylvania Hospital. Then she met my grandfather, James Johnson and had 2 children in 1972 and 1977. She then retired in 1998 at the age of 55. She now lives in West Philadelphia with her two kids, husband and grandchildren.
EB: Hey Nana, I’m Egypt you know me already.
RN: Hi Egypt, I’m Rosa Nixon, Mrs. Nixon
EB: Okay, well I’m gonna ask you 10 questions about your life and umm segregation and how you're life was when you were a child.
EB: Okay, first question is, how was your life growing up in segregation?
RN: Umm… in segregation when we was growing up umm I had kind of a normal life umm, we lived on a farm and uh we grew um, is that ard? We grew uh peanuts, corn and soybeans and uh we used to have to stay home from school a couple of the month in September to work on the farm to help, you know to help our father and um, then we would go back to school and we would go to school almost everyday. Im there was eight of us, there was nine of us but one of us died you know died. The school we went to was all Black school and umm there was no caucasians, and you know the principal was a good principal and we would ride the school bus to school and umm, we umm you know, we would go to school from 8:30 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
EB: Okay, umm where were you born? Were you born in the South or the North?
RN: Oh umm I was born in the South.
EB: Where at in the South
RN: I was born in North Carolina in Washington County
EB: Okay, was the school you went to segregated or no?
RN: They school was not segregated in those days and this was in the 50’s the late 40’s the 50’s and the early 60’s.
EB: Okay, um, did you ever experience discrimination while in school?
RN: No we never um I knever well I don’t remember experiencing any uhh...
RN: Discrimination in school no.
EB: Okay, um, were you ever disrespected by anybody who was white?
RN: The only time I could remember I was intimidated by white kids is umm when we would go shopping. My father did not want to shop in the community that we lived. SO the white people would shop in the good markets which was out of town and my father would drive all the way out to the good market where the white people shopped at and we would have to stay in the car until my mother and father went in to do the shopping. And the white kids would be in their car and they would look over at us and stick their tongue out at us, you know I don’t know why maybe because we were black and they were white and we would do the same thing back at them. *(Laughter)*
EB: Umm okay, were you ever friends with any white kids while you were in school or anything or when you got older?
RN: No. In our neighborhood the black people mostly kept to themselves and the whites live out away from the community we lived in because it was an all black community we lived in and the only contact I ever had with white people was when after I graduated from high school this white lady had just had a baby and her husband had to go away uhh, and she need somebody to help her with her baby. one of the black ladies in the neighborhood that knew my mother asked my mother if I could go and stay with that particular lady. And I went and worked with her for a week, for one week.
EB: Okay. Umm
RN: And she had two kids so I got to know those two kids in a week.
EB: Were they ever mean to you or anything?
RN: No they were nice people. They were nice people. So they were the only contact that I had up close with another group of people.
EB: Okay were you ever bullied in school about your skin color?
RN: I was never bullied about my skin color but I was bullied about my head being small. *(Laughter)* They always called me little head
EB: Okay umm. How was your life different now than when you were a child?
RN: It’s different now uhh, then when I was a child, like I say we as black people kept to ourselves. Now a days there’s people mixed different people and different cultures is mixed today, more mixed today then when I was coming up.
EB: Okay last question. Were you ever apart of any Black Movements such as the Black Panthers or anything?
RN: No I was never part of any umm movement.
EB: Do you know anybody who was?
RN: No I really don’t, I really don’t.
EB: Oh I have another, umm why did you choose to move up to the North?
RN: Oh I moved up to the North so that, I had graduated from high school and I moved to the North so that I can get a job and help send money to my mother so that can help the family out.
EB: Okay well thanks for letting me interview you.
RN: You welcome.
~Ms. Hertz Interview~
Who has been the biggest influence on your life?- “I say as I raised my own son, because I have a son at home I learned more and more about the impact that it had on my life and the types of opportunities that they gave me, support they gave me, and the amount of freedom they gave me as a child and I’m seeing that because my parents let me be who I wanted, they didn’t force me to do anything really that I didn’t want to do and gave me opportunities to pursue my dreams and passions. They really helped me become who I wanted to become today”.
What is your earliest childhood memory?- “I don’t know if this was my earliest childhood memory but, one memory that I had was when I was very young and is not necessarily a good one, my mom is diabetic, so when I was very little she had a very low blood sugar and got very sick. Me and my brother was home alone with her and I remember I could barely reach the top of the oven so I had to go in the refrigerator to pour her some juice. So it sticks in your brain and is hard to forget”.
Did you ever picture yourself in the position that you are now?- “ Not really because when I was your age or around college I maybe had an idea that I wanted to be a teacher, but I never would’ve guessed I would be teaching technology. Maybe art but I would of never guessed what I would be doing now.”
- What made you get into more technology?- “ When I was at my very first school here in Philadelphia, I was made the computer lab teacher because I was the only one who knew how to work computers, I was scared at first but then found out I really liked it”.
- What is your earliest childhood memory?- “My earliest childhood memory was when I was around 5 or 6, me and I use to live with my family like my cousins,uncles, or whatever. And um it was on Christmas eve night and my uncle told us to go upstairs, like my cousins and my siblings and we all did and he called us down a half an hour later and um when we went downstairs we saw a bunch of presents underneath the Christmas tree and I thought that was a good memory".
- Who is your biggest influence?- “ My biggest influence would be my mother because I feel like she's been through alot these past 10 years. My sister was born disabled so I feel like she was struggling but she helped my sister and you know I just feel like she's a strong woman".
- Where do you picture yourself in 10 years?- "This also a hard question! I'm.not sure, I don't know. I don't even know what I wanna be when I get older but I know that I'm gonna have a car and house and hopefully a pet and a job. But I don't know".
Tips for Teenagers
By:Egypt Bracey,Shadiyah Marble,Daniel Waters, Emanuel Spain-Lopez
Based on the I-Search papers that we completed on teenage development, here are some tips for teenagers to help them be happier and to help them develop in positive ways.
1.Don’t let anything bring you down.
2.If someone is trying to discourage you ignore them.
3.Never let NOBODY tell you who you should be and how to live your life.
4.The environments that teens are a part of can influence them negatively or positively depending on the people that are in those environments.