“Unruly” Behavior Used to Label Black Boys

Tonya Winters Buford, previously spoke about her experience raising three Black boys in our EdLanta blog. As a mother of three Black boys who came through private and public schools, she knows that importance of have strong Black male figures in schools as well as the home to help ensure Blacks meet and maintain success. As a Family Engagement Specialist for…

“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…

GA Parents Find Harriett a Home!

“Together We Can!” – President Barack Obama  I am so proud that there will be a community based public charter school opening in Atlanta, Georgia, August 2019. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to feature Kamaria Finch, founder of The Harriet Tubman School of Science and Teach in attempting to help find Harriet a home. Well,  thanks to advocacy…

First Guns, Now Corporal Punishment in GA Schools

“Schools are designed to educate, empower and enlighten children; not punish them!”  News broke last week regarding a Georgia charter that sent home a survey to parents about reinstating corporal punishment. Georgia School for Innovation and Classics has about 100 surveys returned from parents regarding their desire to implement paddling into the school program to reinforce strong discipline. This charter school…