Tag: Community Engagement

Black Boys Breaking Bread and Building Bonds

Young Men Rising Incorporated is giving Henry, Dekalb and Clayton County schools a different option for mentoring Black boys. “No Young Man Left Behind – Lunch Buddy Program”, is an initiative of Young Men Rising Incorporated. The program was created to allow young male students the opportunity to reach success through mentoring, communication and cultural exposure. The organization believes that through…

We Must Keep Our Black Boys Out of Harm’s Way

Black women have played an instrumental role in keeping our Black boys protected. However, we all play a role in keeping them safe in and out of school. Such dangers as gang violence and child abduction are still concerns for parents. That’s why safe routes to school is a top priority for any parent; especially parents of Black boys. As…

Black and Brown Families Face Similar Challenges With Schools

Black and brown families face similar challenges with schools. Our children are mostly educated in schools that aren’t providing them with the support they need. But what’s new?  These issues date back far before the Brown vs Board of Education. Classrooms across this country are filled with our Black and Brown children facing similar challenges with schools. Some will argue…

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…

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…