Take it From a Parent: Here Are 5 Ways To Engage Me in My Child’s Education

What we haven’t done is to figure out how to not just engage but to empower the people whose children are being impacted by the work we do.                                                      -Dr. Howard Fuller Parents, regardless of their financial situation or social status, want the best for their children, particularly when it comes to education. They also want to help their children at home with homework and projects. I know personally that, as a parent,… Read More

Immigration and Social Movements: What’s at Stake?

Truth be told, I’m rooting for the migrant caravan that is making its way to the U.S. border in defiance of our country’s administration and border policies. I feel like I’m cheering on the underdog team in the World Cup or the Resistance in Star Wars. There is something critical about these seemingly small battles that ultimately weaken the empire. I am enjoying the challenge it presents because it offers another opportunity… Read More

Black Women, our vote matters!

Black Women can change the world, which means we can change elections outcomes too.  With that power comes significant responsibility, and we should take that work seriously as the election of 2018 approaches. Since the conceptualization of this country, black women have played an important role in every major American milestone.  We have allowed the strength of the nation to be built on our endurance without regard to our aptitude, and now… Read More

Why aren’t schools safe spaces anymore?

On a bathroom stall a racially charged note was found. The note suggested that black students were, “taking over the school.” Then, the most striking and violent part, just two words:  “shoot em.” The school is Metairie Park Country Day. Country Day  is a predominately white private school in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. Making matters worse, the school’s headmaster, Matt Neely, didn’t cancel school on that day. He didn’t… Read More