Tag: black teachers

While We’re Advocating, Here’s A Two Weeks Notice From Teachers!

The conversation about the Nation’s teacher shortage isn’t happening in the media like it should. However, it’s definitely happening amongst teachers! I recently had the opportunity to participate in a conversation during class with teachers across Metro Atlanta. Teachers are stressed and burnt out already. I’m finding that more veteran teachers are choosing their health over the profession and newer…

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…

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…

Let’s Help Our Students Expand Their Minds!

Jarrod Carter, a new staff member at 7 Pillars Career Academy, is seeking our help in equipping his Health Education Class with additional resources. Being among the 2% of Black male educators in America, I find his ask something that needs to be supported. We too often don’t have quality educators standing in front of our students. Let alone quality,…

Black Boys are Bringing Swag to the Classroom

It’s important that we commit to helping change the negative stereotypes of Black boys in schools and society. One of the stereotypes and stigmas of Black boys is that they are always sagging their pants. Although there are many benefits of having a Black male teacher, one in particular is that Black boys get to see a professional Black man…