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Black Law Students / Re: Texas Southern
« on: April 29, 2005, 02:08:02 PM »
THanks, I have decided to go to TSU in the fall though I have not withdrawn my app from STCL, they'll get the hint when I don't send my seat deposit.  The positive things outweighed the negatives by a mile. I'll be hanging on the board for a while, BLSD has some of the country's future leaders it is only smart to try get in where I fit in and learn something from all of this free knowledge floating around.

Congrats n good luck!  Im still up in the air about TSU, although I did enjoy my visit.

I advise anyone with questions to visit TSU for yourself..

Black Law Students / Re: Catholic or Howard
« on: April 29, 2005, 01:19:55 PM »
Thanks everyone for your input. I decided to attend Case because of the money, and their health law program. The next three years of my life will be spent in Cleveland, and to think I just returned home from undergrad. 8)

Congrats!! Dont die of boredome...Cleveland is unfortunatly the most :exciting" city in Ohio  :-[

Black Law Students / Re: Texas Southern
« on: April 29, 2005, 01:14:25 PM »
Does anyone have any info on Texas Southern?  I'm not considering applying but was curious about the school.    ??? ??? ???

I visted the school recently met with the dean and students faculty and got good and bad.

Bad...As you know TSU has a low bar passage rate for first time exam takers...with about 78% eventually passing the Bar after the THIRD TRY!  I was told by some students that the dean made some negative comments about african american students....Also TSU has two kinds of reputations in Houston.. One is the "Old School Rep" where TSU was a decent school before the low bar passage rate. "The new rep" is disparaging of course because of the low bar passage rate.  Also TSU has a high retention rate..30% of the entering class doesnt make it to graduation.

Good...If you graduate in the top 10-15% of your class make law review join organizations you almost a shoe in at recruiting law firms...(the Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program) recruits there among other law firms. The law school is very diverse graduating 92%, yes 92% of all black attorneys and 75% of Latino attorneys in TX.  There seems to be a nurturing environment that is prevalent in the HBCU experience.  

Hope that helps...

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: April 28, 2005, 03:24:51 PM »
Hopefully, it will reach a point where whites have to engage, not just blacks. I am spending money in white businesses, not by preference, but by circumstance, and the circumstances need to change.

Well they better. Everyon will be a minority by the middle of this century...

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: April 28, 2005, 01:47:43 PM »
OMG I just got off of the W&L waitlist, holla!!!!! gonna have to crack a bottle tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ongrats...what school?

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: April 28, 2005, 01:16:03 PM »
jsonlaw, my bad, i read into things way too much....gotta stop that

No problem!  :-*

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: April 28, 2005, 01:06:40 PM »
faith, unfortunatly i see alot of things in a "glass is half empty" point of view, and don't think those things will ever happen, istitutions of education are businesses today, i heard somewhere that if Harvard wanted to, they could pay all of their undergrads tuition & room&board bills for the next 10 years and still not be broke.....i interviewed at a prep school with a 300 million dollar endowment, it's all about dem dollars

and HBCU & Jason, americorps is just one thing i've done in my life to help out our community, i'm not trying to get snappy, but i don't appreciate when people suggest things, like me not supporty the community

on a lighter note you know you've been on BLSD for too long when you begin to take things personally, and i apologize for my attitude

No I was just asking why white folk dont hang out with us?? Why do we always have to go to the white side of town? LOL  Thas all...

Black Law Students / Re: Home Ownership and Wealth Building
« on: April 28, 2005, 12:58:33 PM »

Actually, I believe that black home ownership is at 52% now.  Owning a home is pertinent to building wealth, but the disparity in home values are crazy.  What other ways, besides spending 92% of our incomes on materialistic stuff, can black people build wealth?

As a stockbroker, I would definitely say you could look into stocks, bonds, mutual funds and a myriad of other investment products that you can find in the market. Its not easy to tell you exactly where you should put your money because there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” investment strategy. You have to look at things like your current debt, annual/monthly income, your education and your family life. Your 5-10 year goals are important. It’s important for a investment advisor to know if you have kids, a wife and if you own a home. I would say that before you make any big decision to get in the market you should definitely buy a home first. Well, unless you feel like you have a “sure thing” and we are dealing with a 90s market for example. I mean, if the opportunity presents itself I say go for it. However, that’s another issue all together: risk tolerance. Who knows, perhaps you want large caps, small caps, options, or you may even want to do day trading or long term investing. There are really so many ways you can approach the market. With that said I would just go to the library and read a few books on investing. You know, I use to read IBD, Barrons, and the wall street journal a lot. Be smart about it though. Do some research on the subject first that way you will have more specific question about the market if you feel like that is where you want to go. There are so many books on investing that it will make your nose bleed.


I hit u on PM.

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: April 28, 2005, 12:37:55 PM »

And I wonder...why do WE have to egage with them?? They can get through life and never have to worry about a "minority"

when's the last time you got through the day in a city/town without seeing a white person?

I understand that.  But why does it seem that we have to engage with them.  The pressure is always on the minority to "assimilate".  If it's a white man's world then he shouldn't feel threatened to interact with minorities. But thats not how it works..unfortunately...

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: April 28, 2005, 12:29:34 PM »
blk, i definitly feel that article and can say i saw the very same thing happening at my undergrad campus...for example there were a handful of us that new "what we were getting into" by attending a medium sized private new england school, b/c we had been at high schools that prepped us for the experience...with that i think it was alot easier for me and couple of my firends to develop friendships/networks/relationships with non-minority peers, professors and non-minority/black groups.....then there was an even larger group of black students that only hung out with other black students and participated in black/minortiy organizations....i think that these organizations are great outlets for us on predominatly white campuses, but reality is that this is still a white man's world and after graduation AHANA (minority assoc. on my campus) won't be there to help you with obtaining a job and all that good in my eyes the problem is, is that minority (black/latino) students aren't being forced to mingle/integrate, whatever you want to call it with the masses at predominatly white schools and are therefore a couple of steps behind when graduation roles around....i hope i don't sound "uncle tommish" or anything, but that's just how i feel...i hated going to a high school where my graduating class only had 5 blacks out of 105, but i learned alot through the experience and am able to appreciate where i come from even more......

Do you think it matters if you mingle with whites? Join their frat...go to their golf with them on the with them...etc? Do you think that's going to give you and edge?

And I wonder...why do WE have to egage with them?? They can get through life and never have to worry about a "minority"

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