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humansofnewyork: “Nobody would give us a chance.  We were in our early twenties.  We had two young kids.  We were working, but living check to check.  At the time we were staying in the projects with my mother-in-law, but my kids were growing up, so we needed our own place.  But all the rental brokers wanted to see our bank statements.  And we had no savings.  We didn’t even have accounts.  Then one day I was walking down the avenue, and I saw a super fixing up an empty apartment.  I told him I needed to speak to the landlord directly.  No brokers.  And I guess he liked my vibe, because he gave me the name: Ronald Petrowski.  When I called Mr. Petrowski, I explained everything.  I told him we needed a chance.  He agreed to meet me and my husband at Lenny’s Pizzeria.  He bought us a plain pie and listened to our story.  He’d grown up poor himself, so he knew the struggle.  And he gave us a chance.  We’ve been in that apartment for 35 years now, and I’ve paid him every cent.  We’ve fallen on hard times.  At one point I owed him an entire year of rent.  But he was so gracious.  He never sent us an eviction notice.  Every time he came to collect, he’d sit at our kitchen table, have a cup of coffee, and listen to our situation.  Mr. Petrowski is my hero.  He sold the building a couple years ago, but we still keep in touch.  That man gave me a home to raise my children.”: C humansofnewyork: “Nobody would give us a chance.  We were in our early twenties.  We had two young kids.  We were working, but living check to check.  At the time we were staying in the projects with my mother-in-law, but my kids were growing up, so we needed our own place.  But all the rental brokers wanted to see our bank statements.  And we had no savings.  We didn’t even have accounts.  Then one day I was walking down the avenue, and I saw a super fixing up an empty apartment.  I told him I needed to speak to the landlord directly.  No brokers.  And I guess he liked my vibe, because he gave me the name: Ronald Petrowski.  When I called Mr. Petrowski, I explained everything.  I told him we needed a chance.  He agreed to meet me and my husband at Lenny’s Pizzeria.  He bought us a plain pie and listened to our story.  He’d grown up poor himself, so he knew the struggle.  And he gave us a chance.  We’ve been in that apartment for 35 years now, and I’ve paid him every cent.  We’ve fallen on hard times.  At one point I owed him an entire year of rent.  But he was so gracious.  He never sent us an eviction notice.  Every time he came to collect, he’d sit at our kitchen table, have a cup of coffee, and listen to our situation.  Mr. Petrowski is my hero.  He sold the building a couple years ago, but we still keep in touch.  That man gave me a home to raise my children.”

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BAGreekLove: Happy Founder’s Day Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's nothing like attending an HBCU to learn more about your culture. It wasn’t until the 1830’s that African Americans were even able to receive higher education. That was just the beginning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At an HBCU there are many opportunities for students to learn the true meaning of brotherhood and sisterhood. From the marching bands and the dancers, and of course to the nine historically Black Greek Letter Organizations(BGLOs) also referred to as the “divine nine.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To continue to show our love and appreciation for HBCUs, we would like to highlight the “divine nine” at different HBCUs to showcase community involvement as well as the creative steps and strolls. If you would like to show what your organization is doing at your HBCU, please DM @peachkyss or email at peachkyss@balleralert.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at the historically black Howard University in Washington, D.C., by a group of sixteen students led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. Forming a sorority broke barriers for African-American women in areas where they had little power or authority, due to a lack of opportunities for minorities and women in the early 20th century. Alpha Kappa Alpha was incorporated on January 29, 1913. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some well known Alpha Kappa Alpha’s feature PhyliciaRashad, LorettaDevine, RoxieRoker (mother of Lenny Kravitz), MonyettaShaw, ShamariDeVoe (R&B Group Blaque), and StarJones. Honorary members include AliciaKeys, MayaAngelou, GladysKnight, CorrettaScottKing, and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Founder’s Day!: #BAGreekLove. Happy Founder's Day Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. @balleralert BAGreekLove: Happy Founder’s Day Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's nothing like attending an HBCU to learn more about your culture. It wasn’t until the 1830’s that African Americans were even able to receive higher education. That was just the beginning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At an HBCU there are many opportunities for students to learn the true meaning of brotherhood and sisterhood. From the marching bands and the dancers, and of course to the nine historically Black Greek Letter Organizations(BGLOs) also referred to as the “divine nine.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To continue to show our love and appreciation for HBCUs, we would like to highlight the “divine nine” at different HBCUs to showcase community involvement as well as the creative steps and strolls. If you would like to show what your organization is doing at your HBCU, please DM @peachkyss or email at peachkyss@balleralert.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at the historically black Howard University in Washington, D.C., by a group of sixteen students led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. Forming a sorority broke barriers for African-American women in areas where they had little power or authority, due to a lack of opportunities for minorities and women in the early 20th century. Alpha Kappa Alpha was incorporated on January 29, 1913. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some well known Alpha Kappa Alpha’s feature PhyliciaRashad, LorettaDevine, RoxieRoker (mother of Lenny Kravitz), MonyettaShaw, ShamariDeVoe (R&B Group Blaque), and StarJones. Honorary members include AliciaKeys, MayaAngelou, GladysKnight, CorrettaScottKing, and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Founder’s Day!
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Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa Tie the Knot!-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to PageSix, actors LisaBonet and JasonMomoa have officially tied the knot! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet had an official wedding a few weeks ago at their house in Topanga, California,” a source told Us Weekly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The couple, who met in 2005 and were said to have been married in 2007, reportedly purchased a marriage license on Oct. 2 and exchanged vows a week later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The couple has two children together, Lola, 10, and son Nakoa-Wolf, 8. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ US Weekly also reports that Bonet’s oldest daughter from her ex-husband Lenny Kravitz, ZoëKravitz, was present for her mom’s wedding nuptials. ballerificcouples: Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa Tie the Knot! @balleralert Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa Tie the Knot!-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to PageSix, actors LisaBonet and JasonMomoa have officially tied the knot! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet had an official wedding a few weeks ago at their house in Topanga, California,” a source told Us Weekly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The couple, who met in 2005 and were said to have been married in 2007, reportedly purchased a marriage license on Oct. 2 and exchanged vows a week later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The couple has two children together, Lola, 10, and son Nakoa-Wolf, 8. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ US Weekly also reports that Bonet’s oldest daughter from her ex-husband Lenny Kravitz, ZoëKravitz, was present for her mom’s wedding nuptials. ballerificcouples

Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa Tie the Knot!-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to PageSix, actors LisaBonet and JasonMomoa have...

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