Month: January 2018

EdConnect Changes Engagement: Atlanta Advocate Danielle LeSure Shares Challenges with Connecting Families

“Families have to see themselves embedded in the school’s culture in order to really be engaged!” EdConnect is an educational non-profit started by local educational advocate, Danielle LeSure. She wanted to teach parents about their school choice options across Georgia. Communication is a common challenge with engaging and connecting families. Positive communication requires that faculty and staff members are friendly, trusting…

H&M Ad Compares Black Children to Monkeys

Mainstream American companies such as H&M are negatively depicting Black children with insensitive ads that perpetuate racially motivated ideals. America has a history of negatively portraying black citizens, especially black men and boys in the media. Millions of Americans just watched and celebrated the accomplishments of both Sterling Brown and Oprah Winfrey last evening which seem often too rare. It…

It’s Time for School’s to LEADright!

The Asian Proverb “Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I’ll remember. Involve me, I’ll understand” is central to the work of LEADright.  LEADright is an educational entity that coaches and trains leaders for excellence. LEADright works with individuals, organizations, and business.  LEADright also provides professional learning and development for teachers, teacher-leaders, administrator, and boards. I have seen the work and…

Strong Leadership for Tough Times: Former Board of Education Member Speaks Out

“Standing up for what is right isn’t always easy but it’s always necessary!” – Steven Lee  Dr. Steven Lee, former Atlanta Board of Education, is the founder of the Unity Network and Counseling Center (UNCC). The 22-year-old non-profit organization is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Steven is planning to continue his work through the UNCC programs beginning January 2018 when his…

Reclaiming Our Time and Children! #OneAtlanta

“Only in Atlanta, could a young girl named Keisha who attended Frederick Douglass High School on he Westside of Atlanta, go on to become the 60th Mayor of the greatest city in the world.” – Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.  On today, the City of Atlanta swore in the Municipal Court of Atlanta, The City Council of Atlanta, Council President Felicia…

12 Years A Slave: My Experience in Public Education

“Public education is a choice and it should have options!” – Jason B. Allen  Over twelve years ago, I began my journey as an Educator in the City of Atlanta. I became an educator after being inspired from experiences with racism in college. I knew that politics was my desire, but education became my purpose. I believe that education is…