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 […]
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 […]
I’ve always LOVED reading. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t. I also knew that I always wanted to teach. When I started teaching, all I wanted was to share my love for reading. In reality, what I saw was that too many children do NOT love to read. They don’t even LIKE it. […]
I’m reading Cicely Tyson’s book, Just As I Am, before beginning my tutoring day. She speaks of the touring engagements she did for the movie, Sounder, one of my all-time favorite movies. On the bias that she witnessed during that tour she says that there was an assumption about black people/families, by many that, “You […]
(116) Chadwick Boseman’s Life Advice Will Leave You SPEECHLESS | RIP ‘Black Panther’ – YouTube My father sent this to me today and it made me think. I lost a business client a couple of days ago and while I wasn’t upset in the loss of the client, the loss of the income bothered me. […]