Tag: #BlackMaleEducators

I Almost Quit But My Student Changed My Mind

Returning back to the classroom this year has reminded me of a teacher’s journey. Recently one of my 6th grade students wrote this narrative that changed my mind about regretting going back to teach. His story reminded me of why I came back to the classroom. I admire the bravery of one of my Black boys who recently shared a…

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…

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…

Trump Is Right, We Are in A Crisis!

We are experiencing a national state of emergency. Anything that impacts the well-being of our children should cause us to be alarmed. Trump is right, we are in a crisis! As bad as it sounds, I have to agree with the President. The crisis is not the wall for border control, but it’s the wall around education preventing growth. Schools…

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…

Charter Schools Could Lead Us to Black History Being Included in Curriculum

I’m a supporter for both Black history and school choice! Speaking of school choice, our charter schools innovation should include teaching Black history. I would love to see some advocacy around Black history included in the curriculum. A curriculum that composed of Black history, now that’s progress! We cannot improve the culture within American society if we continue neglecting 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…