Tag: equity

Salute to Black Educational Organizations Prioritizing Teacher Diversity While Building the Next Generation of Educators

America has simply been ignoring conversations about prioritizing teacher diversity and equity for far too long. Black led educational organizations aren’t waiting for the Department of Education to get it right; they are making this a priority and taking the lead on building the next generation of educators!    Public schools continue to struggle with teacher diversity and equity for…

Black Students Want Opportunities that Enhance Their Postsecondary Educational Outcomes, Not More Equity Talk!

Postsecondary success for Black students is a long time issue. Public school districts continue to recreate the same type of programs to incentive paths for post graduation for Black students that don’t render success. Realistically speaking, the programs can’t render success if Black students aren’t graduating as they should.  Preparing Black students for college or post secondary options becomes even…

Profound Gentlemen Turns Up the Power for Social Justice and Equity for Black Youth!

Duke Energy recently announced the recipients of $1 million in grants through the Duke Energy Foundation to nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity in North Carolina. $25,000 grants were distributed to 40 organizations across North Carolina that have an impact across spectrums of the work. One of Edlanta’s partners, Profound Gentlemen, was one of the organizations chosen…

We Don’t Give a [email protected] About Equity Initiatives Without Intentional Investment in Black Kids!

Closed mouths don’t get fed. That’s why fellow Chicago activist, Natasha Dunn, and I recently demanded that Chicago Public Schools adopt our Black Student Achievement Task Force to serve as a liaison between the district and our community—a thought partner and accountability arm in addressing and effectively mitigating obstacles facing our kids in schools. And guess what? After meeting with the Chief…

Black Students Are Living through a Pandemic and Poverty

The racial disparities in this country are prevalent in the lives of Black students. Many Black students are living through this pandemic and poverty. As much as we continue to want to ignore systemic racism in 2020, we simply can’t.  Racial inequalities in our public education system impact Black students’ ability to survive outside of school. From the early 1900s…