Celebrating the spirit and resilience of Detroit’s students, parents and educators.

To Be Young Black And Gifted: Black Males Shine Bright

I met this young man leaving the building where I work. Dapper and debonair his mere presence alone made me want to know more about him. Just leaving an interview for a summer intern position, he not only captured my attention but stuck around and held a twenty minute conversation as he carried my belongings from the car back into…

Silence In The Midsts Of Life And Death

We don’t know what else to say. We don’t know how to say it. Silence is everywhere, every time a school shooting happens. Why? Because people have said everything possible to get our government to move on stricter gun laws. I’m not talking about that right to bear arms type of move. I am talking about save our children from…

My Son Gave Me the Strength to Quit Smoking

Please read the following story of my mother’s testimonial to the power of children. My brother, Derik Love (pictured at my mother’s right side) was very young when he affected positive change in my mother that has lasted over 40 years. She shares the following…….   By Mattalyn Love Jones One day my youngest son and I were standing on…

Michigan Superintendent Brian Whiston Dies from Cancer.

Extremely sad news: State Superintendent Brian Whiston has passed away. He's been battling cancer for about six months. — Lori Higgins (@LoriAHiggins) May 8, 2018   Please read Lori Higgins’ article on the passing of Brian Whiston. He was not a hard person to work with to improve Michigan’s K-12 education. He continued to work diligently during his sickness and…

Summer Schedules; Have You Planned Your Childs?

Summer Vacation will be here before we know it. Parents are happy that we can sleep an additional 30 minutes and don’t have to worry about uniforms or school traffic. And we get a break from being the homework police.   But there is a downside for most parents. Our kids are home with nothing to do. When we were…

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