Tag: Black students

American Promise Opens Our Eyes to the Struggles of Black Boys

Are Black boys victims of the American promise ? Perhaps, which is why I’m advocating for middle and high schools to show American Promise this month. American Promise opens our eyes to the struggles of Black Boys The documentary highlights their struggles and successes. It challenges us to see the importance of removing the stereotypes of Black males.   The stereotypical and…

Hell No, We Have No Choice!

Let’s be clear, if we don’t change our educational system it’s going to slowly merge itself into the prison system. So hell no, we have no choice but to advocate for school choice and better educational outcomes for all children. Our children cannot succeed if their choice is taken from them. If we don’t advocate, policy makers will continue to…

Every Parent Raising Black Boys Should Know This!

Unfortunately for Black boys, being an “unruly” child in school could have you sent to prison and not just the Principal’s office. Black boys in schools are treated poorly based off of stereotypes based on the definition of unruly. This is one of the causes of the high numbers of Black boys being suspended from schools. If we’re going to change…

What Cops Can Learn From Black Male Educators

Black male educators have some tactics to teach cops that would actually build positive relationships between cops and Black boys. Building relationships with Black boys begins with how we engage with them. This Isn’t the Movies A family friend took a substitute job recently in Atlanta and said it reminded him of the movie, “Boyz n the Hood.” He actually…

“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…