Lockers to Lockdown; Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

Gwinnett SToPP in collaboration with the End Mass Incarceration Georgia Network held an amazing event this past Saturday, “From Lockers to Lockdown: Educate Students, Stop Arrests.” Ending mass incarceration starts with dismantling the school to prison pipeline. Advocacy against mass incarceration isn’t being championed by Gwinnett SToPP alone. Rev. Warnock and T.I. have joined forces to address the issue in…

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Self Care is Needed More Than Ever for Teachers!

October 16, 2019 By Marcus Harden “You cannot heal in the same environment you got sick in.” -Unknown I’m an optimist. It’s what keeps me in education all these years. In the times I’ve wavered or thought about shifting careers to become a blackjack dealer, cruise ship concierge or professional hand model, it’s been my belief in people and individuals…

Fathers Incorporated Spurs Thousands of Students and Fathers for Million Fathers March

(ATLANTA) October 2, 2019 – Fathers Incorporated (FI), activated its annual Million Fathers March (MFM) back-to-school father engagement project on Friday, September 27th. The launch of the day of activities took place at M. Agnes Jones Elementary in Atlanta. The Projected Impact of Nearly 446k Students,77,000 Dads in 82 Cities and 26 States Had a Reach of over 44.6 million…

Johnathon Hines Becomes the First Black Male Teacher in Atlanta to Win Pre K Teacher of the Year

Original Post by: BecauseofThemWeCan A little sunshine to make you smile today! Johnathon Hines, an Atlanta Pre-K Teacher, just became the first African American man to win Pre-K Teacher of the Year in Georgia. Hines is a teacher at Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology in Atlanta, GA, the first public school in Dekalb County named for our…

Black Parents Cannot Afford to Lose Focus: Our Kids Have Suffered Enough.

Written by David Mitchell, Founder/CEO of Better Outcomes for Our Kids and partner of EdLanta.  When you’re a parent thinking about what’s best for your child, I can only imagine the fear and anger one must have when watching the conversation happening between the Atlanta Board of Education and the current superintendent. After you shed yourself of those concerns, what…

A Million Black Fathers Marching for Zion

It may seem like a cliche, but a million Black fathers marching streets across America for their Black sons is empowering. But it’s not simply a cliche, it’s a nationwide movement of Black males doing something different to change the rate of Black boys being successful. Fathers Incorporated , a non profit organization in Atlanta, Georgia. is not only changing…