Month: August 2017

Conversations in Education

I’m honored to be a special guest on Conversations in Education hosted by Vincent Cheeks of Atlanta this evening. Tune into wcegtalkradio.com from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. as we discuss the State of Education in Georgia. We are truly in a state of emergency around how our children are being educated. Please tune in! I’d like to encourage parents, students,…

15 Years of Black Male Excellence

Black Men with Initiatives (BMWI) began as a small academic organization that ensured Black male students successful matriculated through the university. We had a huge impact on the University of West Georgia. Our work and support of Black male success change the stereotypes of Black male students. The legacy proves that with focus, determination and support, Black males can defeat…

Georgia, Put Children First!

President Donald Trump has targeted federal funding, traditional public school programs and even DACA. The state of public education in this country is in a state of emergency. Will Georgia put children first or continue to allow agencies to profit off the school to prison pipeline? How many Educators, parents and students know the stats on Georgia’s ranking in education…

3 Ways Black Educators Protect White Supremacy Just Like This Black Cop

Many of us have seen the viral photograph of the Black police officer protecting White nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia. The paradox left us awe struck: A young, Black, male, police officer protecting the freedoms and the bodies of White, male, supremacists, whom believe they are superior to all non-whites, and use violence and intimidation to preserve their Whiteness. We were…

teacher sustainability

A Lack Of Self-Care Got Me Fired From My First Teaching Job

From the start of our careers, educators fall into a pit of unhealthy habits. We overwork and under-sleep. We engage in binge drinking and eating, try to balance the events of our own lives, and prioritize pushing through situations instead of productively unpacking them. Sometimes we neglect our own trauma, to help others cope with theirs. In my first semester of teaching, I…