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The Finale

This weekend I traveled to Tuskegee, Alabama to film my final episode of Krystal Grant Stomps The Yard. My trip was met with many challenges and up until the moment I cranked my truck, I wasn’t sure it would take place. My 3 year old son came down with a terrible stomach virus last week. This virus, which ran its course through most of his classmates, cause my baby to vomit 8 times in 1 day! How awful. He was stricken with a fever and stayed out of school. My boy recovered nicely but I soon realized that he has given his sickness to his older brother. So, the morning of my trip, I awoke to the knowledge that my oldest son had vomited all over my leather couch. And he continued vomiting throughout the morning.

In my mind I had canceled the trip and quickly began making alternate plans for the final episode of my web series. Then the entrepreneur in me took over and forced me to stay dedicated to the “job” I had taken on. I HAD to shoot the episode because people were expecting it (even if those people were only my family members). So, I turned my sick child over to Mr. Incredible, packed up my accoutrements and my 10 year old daughter (who’d act as my cameragirl) and headed down interstate 85 south towards Alabama.

It was an amazing trip. I was so excited to film at Tuskegee. I had only been to the campus once before and couldn’t wait to immerse myself in black college life, if only for a few hours. We arrived, and filming began. After only 3 takes my camera, that has always been in perfect condition, died. It was frozen. After much prayer, a frantic call to my husband, and a trip to the gas station for some safety pins to fix the broken camera, shooting resumed. I felt like MacGuyver.

My daughter and I stomped the yard all over the campus of Tuskegee University. It was amazing. The campus is phenomenal, absolutely beautiful. Each student that we met was overly polite, courteous, and helpful. The rich history of Tuskegee makes me so proud to be African American. My experience was so very amazing at the college that I’m considering going back to school to get my Ph.D. And, of course, I want to enroll at an HBCU! I can’t wait for you to see this final episode of Krystal Grant Stomps The Yard. Tuskegee University is fantastic.

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Doing Something Big

I am so excited. In two days I will premiere the first episode of my web series, “Krystal Grant Stomps The Yard“. This is truly a labor of love and I’ve worked so hard on all the production aspects of it. My family has been so gracious and supportive of me over the past three months while I put this project together. It’s only because of them that I could make this happen. They’ve stomped the yard right along with me and assisted me with camera work, interviews and ideas.

On February 1 you will finally get a chance to see the first installment of the series that I’ve been repeatedly tweeting and facebooking about. My goal is to educate the world on the importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. I hope this series will encourage high school students to consider an HBCU as their college of choice.  I also hope HBCU alumni will be more willing to give back to their college.

I have to admit that I’m quite nervous. This is the first “big” thing I’ve done. And I consider this a pretty big thing. I’ve spent time, effort, and money to make this come to pass. I hope you enjoy this series and become inspired. Be sure to subscribe to “KG Stomps The Yard” on YouTube so you won’t miss any episodes. Share the link with your friends. And leave a comment to let me know what you think.

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