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 […]
https://www.pbs.org/show/soul/ “A variety-talk show with African-American musicians and interviews with cultural figures.” I don’t remember this one at all and I was about 8 or 9. This is another one that I can’t WAIT to have the time to journey through.
https://abc7news.com/our-america-living-while-black-racism-racial-inequality/6684870 I haven’t had an opportunity to watch this series yet because I’m presently engrossed in my studies of how to EFFECTIVELY teach children how to read. But this looks like one that I will be thoroughly engrossed in when I have the time.
https://schedule.wttw.com/episodes/517794/Legacy/From-Soulful-Horns-to-House-Music/ There were many more interesting history events on this site, but I liked the connection to music because music was a big thing for me as I grew up in Chicago. Enjoy the journey and the knowledge.
I am a black, female educator who has spent all of my 56 years in a country that has foundationally NEVER considered that I would be a part of the growth of the nation. But I am. The reality of what this country has done to those that look like me often hurts me to […]
Black couple lowballed by $500K in home appraisal, showing legacy of discrimination and racism on California home ownership – ABC7 San Francisco (abc7news.com) This story provides proof that this country STILL blocks growth for black families. What other areas of growth are actively blocked for black families attempting to leave something for their children? How […]