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

Black Panther…..Superheroes, Educators and Mentors

I could not have said it any better than the way Kenya Bradshaw entitled her blog, “Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom.” Kenya is the Vice President of Community Engagement for TNTP in Memphis, Tennessee. As we reflect during Black History Month and the importance of empowering Black folks…

Adjusting, Overcoming and Soaring. My Daughter’s Tale.

By Tori Love, High School Student and Super Young Lady I spend alot of time working to empower parents in Detroit. My wife and I are proud to share the benefit of being Tori Love’s parents. I’m proud to share her story about the challenges of being a high school student. The story is featured in this week’s Education Trust…

Black Mothers, Guilty As Charged

  I stand accused yet guilty Knowing very well the charges placed before me. No plea for mercy from the court, or throwing myself at its feet. I stand! Ready to face these charges that will run consecutively. Wrists clenched together, prepared to be cuffed until I am found guilty. Guilty of all charges! I admit it is I whose…

Single Parent Households Are The Reason Schools Are Failing

Once again the blame is placed on those who suffer from systemic racism. “That is because, Kirsanow argues, the biggest challenge facing many students is not the funding of their schools but what he calls “the deleterious consequences of single parent families.” We have such a long way to go to get equality for all schools.

Black History Month Showcases Black Education Leadership

Last Saturday, I got an opportunity to see a rare sight: A Black education leader leading an empowerment conference for Black educators. The event was at Detroit’s Henry Ford Academy in Midtown. Curtis Lewis, Ph.D., is the founder of Black Male Educators Alliance of Michigan. This group’s objectives are to recruit more teachers of color and support/empower them as they…

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