I remember the projects. My mom grew up in Altgeld Gardens and knew families in Ida B. Wells. I had friends in both grammar school and high school that lived in both the Robert Taylor Homes and Cabrini Green. I knew people from the projects. When I left Chicago the first time to go to […]
I remember my father talking about the Palm Tavern as I grew up. I moved to Georgia in 1999. So, when he sent me this video this morning, I knew I needed to honor the memory of “Mama Gerri Oliver” & The Palm Tavern by posting it here.
I had an assistant superintendent, that knew OF me, decide that I was a poor/bad educator, after being in his job for about 4 MONTHS. I had been in classrooms for 14 YEARS at the SAME school. What I know for CERTAIN is that I was NOT a bad educator. I was an ill-informed, ill-equipped […]
PLEASE understand this when I say I DO NOT do white tears. When I explain my LIVED experience and the experiences of GENERATIONS of people that look like me and I TELL you that we have waited LONG ENOUGH for change to happen and you come back with “I’m offended” I can’t help you. Black […]
It blows my mind that a state can wrongfully imprison a person, make them work as though they were a slave during that imprisonment (profit from that enslavement), then release them, acknowledging that they were wrong in the imprisonment, and THEN offer to pay them way LESS than what they are entitled to for their […]