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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

‘A People Can Be No Stronger Than Their Stories’: The Wisdom Of Poet Ishmael Reed.

Tweet ( If nothing else, I believe that my past has displayed a willingness to receive inspiration and knowledge from whence it comes. So, it should not be surprising that I have taken something that a close confidante heard from noted race theorist Ishmael Reed as the inspiration for this essay. Hey, it’s not thievery; I hope that... [Read more...]

Stumbling Out Of The Blacks: African-American Males And Flawed Cultural Priorities.

September 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Years ago, I was honored to listen to Judge Greg Mathis, a native of Detroit, Michigan, as he delivered a keynote address regarding “the endangered black male.” As I listened to Mathis talk about his prior existence as an “endangered black male,” a situation that the famed Judge freely admits he was partially responsible... [Read more...]

Black Women in Education.

September 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( African-American women hold a minority of positions in higher education in the US despite the fact that they are the most educated amongst other groups. Even so, some of the most critical positions and critically acclaimed names in different scientific fields in the history of the US education are held by African-American women.... [Read more...]

America’s Teachers Need More Community, Parental Support 24/7.

August 28, 2018 by  
Filed under Education, Money, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The latest data from the Center for American Progress shows that the average salary for an attorney is more than two times that of elementary and middle school educators. The Washington Post reported last week that nearly 1 in 10 hosts who rent out their apartments, homes and spaces on Airbnb are teachers. Low salaries, compared... [Read more...]

My People, Read A Book: It May Change Your Life.

August 28, 2018 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( I never imaged that something other than “popping gum” could drive me to the brink of insanity. However, I spoke too soon when I declared this annoyance the most disturbing thing in the world as another annoying tendency has overthrown “popping gum” on my list of things I cannot stand. I am sure that I am not alone in... [Read more...]

School Policy: Hair Matters.

August 28, 2018 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The hair battle has seemed to remain a staple in the back to school argument. There is a lasting discussion about what qualifies hair as inappropriate, and a conflict to the learning process. It is understandable that it is the job of the parent to know the school policy regarding dress code and hair requirements. Before we... [Read more...]

Let’s Honor The Freedom Schools Scholars .

August 23, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, Education, Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( “I can make a difference!” Every July thousands of students from Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® sites across the country participate in the CDF Freedom Schools National Day of Social Action. This year’s action focused on the need to vote for children and the fact that every vote matters. Though children... [Read more...]

Why You’re Never Too Old for School.

August 16, 2018 by  
Filed under Education, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Education is wasted on the youth. When we’re young, we don’t fully appreciate the opportunities that it affords us. Unless you are someone that knew what they wanted to be from a very young age, you might have stumbled down a path that hasn’t been hugely useful to you in later life. Some people even find themselves feeling... [Read more...]

Screw The Pledge of Allegiance?

August 12, 2018 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Recently a charter school in Atlanta removed the pledge from the morning devotions and people are coming out of the woodwork to attack their patriotism. I applaud the school’s decision. Many... [Read more...]

Books Of Contemporary Sci-Fi That Are Worth Reading At Leisure.

August 10, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, Education, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Reading a good book is an intelligent choice, the active student turns his leisure hours into productive activities, which generate knowledge and improve his writing skills, at the same time he lives an adventure, moving to an unreal world through reading. The Author’s ability is the channel through which you travel to... [Read more...]

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