The Erasure of Black Students in the Digital Divide

Black Americans know all too well that social change in America doesn’t come as fast as the injustices we endure. Black teachers have always been on the frontlines for children; from Brown vs Board of Education, to teacher sit-ins and even recently through teacher protests.  Even in using our voices to speak out against the racial injustices in public education,…

Black Students Are Living through a Pandemic and Poverty

The racial disparities in this country are prevalent in the lives of Black students. Many Black students are living through this pandemic and poverty. As much as we continue to want to ignore systemic racism in 2020, we simply can’t.  Racial inequalities in our public education system impact Black students’ ability to survive outside of school. From the early 1900s…

Ethos Classical Charter School Finds Virtual Learning Success in Atlanta

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, juggling work schedules, child care, and virtual learning becomes a new reality for families, and teachers and administrators are working overtime to support distance-learning. But in Southwest Atlanta, an inspiring success story is emerging. Ethos Classical Charter School scholars are thriving in their new virtual environment.  Born from a clear need to support neighborhood educational…

Governor Kemp Won’t Kill Georgia Students with his Poor A$s Decisions!

It’s another dumb decision from the leader of Georgia. Governor Brian Kemp has recently ruled that masks will not be mandated for Georgia schools. Unfortunately, Black families will see the greatest impact in illnesses as the Black community is disproportionately being impacted by COVID-19. It should be important for us all to follow safety precautions.    I say this is another…

Strengthening the Teacher Pipeline is a Step In the Right Direction for Equity

Education has never been something that has been valued in the United States as evidenced by our nation’s leaders continually cutting the education budget. They take away the capital needed for programming, initiatives, and resources that go towards the children, who for decades, have been poorly educated in our education system.  As teachers, the continuation of inequities and systemic issues…

Humanizing Black Boys is a Huge Step Towards Progress

On top of the social injustices that reinforce a false narrative that it’s okay to dehumanize Black boys, this school year has impacted Black boys socially and emotionally in ways that the average eye can’t begin to imagine.  Black males throughout decades, from slavery, Emmett Till, the Atlanta Child Murders, Trayvon Martin, and most recently, Elijah McCain show how Black…