Category: racism

The Times They Are A-Changin

Youth have a voice! It’s evident everywhere you go! They are speaking out! Raising fists and flags and signs, shouting “Give Us” whatever it is we need! When I was a youth (at risk of sounding old), children were seen and not heard. I recall my seventh grade teacher Mr. Barnicowski had a huge paddle over his classroom door. Engraved…

There’s Nothing Typical About Black Boys Behavior!

America’s got blood on its hands when it chooses to not address trauma in its misguided youth. . I recall doing a pop-up visit at my son’s school some years ago. Walking up the corridor I could hear what I thought was the gym and a group of children very loud and running around. It was my son’s 6th grade…

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…

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.

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