Category: racism

Diary of An Angry Black Mom in Education

Being a mother angry about education is one thing but to be a black mother angry about education can sometimes get you labeled. How do I write about good things when the moment you do, another heavy issue arises that negatively impacts our children? When you write about advocating for black children, you’re deemed too militant. When you advocate for…

Black History Facts About Detroit Schools Educating Black Children

Detroit Black History: In 1842, the Detroit Board of Education which establishes Detroit Public Schools is founded. They do not allow Black children to attend any of the schools they establish. This will be the policy for 20 years. When they finally open a school for Black students in 1863, it is a “Colored School,” and it is inferior in…

The Grace Behind The King!

  Martin Luther King Jr. was brilliant. His actions allowed him to capture audiences and move even the hardest of hearts. He sat in rooms with his enemies and shared his passion in a way that caused his hearers to never doubt that he was still for his people. His words, prolific yet prophetic, told of days that would follow…

Dying For Justice

Erica Garner, This beautiful soul has made her transition. After finding the courage to speak out against racism and the violent nature our country approaches us a black people. She is finally able to rest from her fight against some who will cast down more not-guilty verdicts to people who more than likely celebrate her death. I am sure they…

Gentrifying Detroit And Building Invisible Walls

When Black people began to migrate to Detroit in large numbers during the Great Migration, white Detroiters used racial restrictive covenants and other forms of housing discrimination to keep Black people out of certain neighborhoods. There were “sundown areas” in Detroit, that Black people had to stay out of before sundown. Cass Corridor was a notorious sundown area. The same…

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