Black and Brown Families Face Similar Challenges With Schools

Black and brown families face similar challenges with schools. Our children are mostly educated in schools that aren’t providing them with the support they need. But what’s new?  These issues date back far before the Brown vs Board of Education. Classrooms across this country are filled with our Black and Brown children facing similar challenges with schools. Some will argue…

To Teach or Not to Teach?

The 4th Annual Community Impact Assembly challenged Black male educators to really look at why we are teachers. Our goal is not just to provide better educational outcomes for Black boys but all children! In order to increase the retention of Black male teachers, innovation and flexibility must be a standard within school districts. There has to be a balance…

Black Mothers Fear for Their Black Boys Daily In School

This is a post from https://www.mmjerniganassociates.com/about-us/ discussing the struggles Black mothers face with our public school systems educating their Black sons.  “I can’t explain the strange feeling that caught in my veins…” Jay-Z When I walked into my son’s preschool classroom and saw that the children were apparently performing a daily ritual of who will hold the flag, while the other…

Black Male Educators Are Examples for Girls Too!

The presence of Black male educators positively impact girls too. I have the honor of serving as the Board chairman of an all girls charter school . This is my open letter to the young girls of color at Ivy Prep Academy. #TheRightChoiceForGirls Dear Ivy,  Each moment is a moment each of you become closer to achieving another level of success.…

Mentoring Gives Black Boys Hope For a Better Future

It’s not a phenomenon! Mentoring programs that aim to disrupt the School To Prison Pipeline for Black boys are effective. Mentoring gives Black boys hope for a better future! The Blvck Freedom Circle is a new free mentoring program. It serves Black males ages 13 – 18 who live in Metro Atlanta. The center will provide a safe space and…

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Poverty is Still Pimping Black Boys

Across America,Black boys in school districts that are often labeled as the transient population because of their mobility rate. The mobility of Black boys from school-to-school is primarily connected to affordable housing and access to employment, economic development and transportation. Frequent mobility of Black boys in schools results in lowered-academic performance. The average family earning minimum wage spends 141 percent of…