Author: Brian Love

Michigan’s Power Players Come Together to Solve the State’s K-12 Education Problems

I had the opportunity to attend the Business Leaders for Michigan and The Center for Michigan’s 2018 Solutions Summit. For me, it was the statewide version of the Coalition for the Future of Detroit’s Children. That is a good thing. The agenda was good because it spent a little time on how Michigan became on of the worst states in…

As A Marine, I Don’t Support People Having Assault Rifles

I’m a  proud Marine Corps veteran and I’ve been deployed to several continents on our planet. In Boot Camp, I was trained to shoot, clean, eat, sleep, and stick with my M-16 A2 Assault Rifle, no matter what. My rifle had a name, Gizmo, (ask my wife) and we traveled the world together.   But once I left the Marines,…

I Believe We Should Put More Pencils in the Classroom. Not Pistols.

Once again, I’ve had to spend a lot of time explaining our nation’s mass shooting epidemic to my 19 and 15 year-old children. I worry about their college campus being shot up. And after the Parkland shooting in Florida, my 15-year-old daughter is worried that nothing is being done to make her generation’s classrooms safer.   President Trump has suggested…

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…

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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