Category: Mentors

Young People, What Are You Thinking?

With a heavy heart I am writing to warn our youth that making school threats is not a joke! In the past 10 days I have spoken with two parents whose children made threats to their school. Before I continue, let me say I am not writing to disclose who they are but more to expose the serious ramifications this…

What’s more important, the lives of our youth or the right to carry guns?

In a Twitter conversation recently, I whole-heartedly stated, “If it meant that children’s lives were saved, I would gladly give up my Concealed Pistol License, or CPL. I would at the drop of a hat turn in my guns and ammunition, and never carry another firearm if I knew it would save lives of children who are being targeted by…

Afraid To Go To School

I’ve never been so concerned about dropping my daughter off at school as I am today. The biggest concern is that she too has thoughts in the back of her head about what could happen. She wonders what it will be like if a door slams too loud. Should she tell if a student seems weird or off today? If…

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…

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