Category: Parents

Dear Black Girls, Inspires Girls Of Color To Take Action

Last Month I posted this poem about how Black Girls Already Have Everything They Need Inside.  This month a group of beautiful black girls have been inspired by it to launch Journals4Justice. I am so honored to have inspired them. I’d also like to add that this is proof of just how needed our stories are. In shining we give…

Parents As Partners

By Monica Lewis, Parent A parent is a child’s first teacher.  It is through a parent’s teaching that children first learn to speak and say “Mama” and “Dada.”  It is through a parent’s teaching that children learn that the word “Stop” means a sudden halt in their tracks because they are doing something displeasing.  Eventually children move beyond infancy and…

A 17 Minute Walkout To Raise Awareness!

This Wednesday, March 14, marks one month since the horrific events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students throughout the nation have worked together to plan a nationwide school walkout to voice their concerns about the conditions that allowed this tragedy to happen and as an opportunity to memorialize those who were killed or injured. I’ve been…

Open Your Eyes…..Deidre Bounds Journey

I enjoyed reading Deidre’s story of her journey from dealing with education as a child to her current thoughts of our education system in Michigan. What I really appreciate about it? Is it reminds me of my mother’s journey to raise and educate her two sons in Detroit. Today, the state of Michigan lags behind the rest of the nation…

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…

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