Month: February 2018

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…

Buy In or Peace Out!

By Lindsay Huddleston, Sports Psychology Consultant This is the phrase I have coined for coaches, leaders, parents, and other youth stakeholders. “Buy In or Peace Out” refers to how we  need to approach this generation of student-athletes when trying to establish a positive culture for your team or program.   Over the past years, I have traveled the country with…

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