Tag: Students of Color

“We are not a Marginalized Group in America,” An Open Letter from Black Boys

Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God’s children. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We are not a marginalized group in America. We will no longer be marginalized in our schools or society. Marginalized means to relegate to an unimportant or powerless position…

Guns in Schools = War on Children

“Finding funds to arm teachers with guns but not resources to help prepare them to build tomorrow’s leaders is ridiculous.”  Last week we heard from the voice of fifth-grade student Ashawnti Jackson from Thomasville Heights Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Latisha Blackburn, M.B.A., Communications Teacher at Thomasville Heights Elementary School share her view on guns in schools and arming…

I Choose You! #NationalCollegeSigningDay

“Success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square!” – Michelle Obama On National College Signing Day we are celebrating higher education and encouraging students across the Nation to go college. As an Educator, I believe it is critically important to encourage, empower and expose students in grades K-12 to college. Higher education is something that our society should…

American Promise: Race and Education

American Promise , the documentary/film which focuses in on the journey of two Black males from middle class families attending private schools, was released in 2014. It highlights their struggles and successes. I feel that the film is informative yet challenging. It challenges us to see the importance of removing the stereotypes of Black males.  The young boys portrayed in a stereotypical…

Black Panther Inspires Black Girls to Excel!

Do not let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter. – Former First Lady, Michelle Obama  Everyone is talking about girls, girls, girls!  Girls, Girls, Girls, is more than just a hit song released by rapper Jay -Z in 2001. Ever since the hit song, we’ve seemed to not be able to stop talking about girls and the importance…