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…

Buy In or Peace Out!

By Lindsay Huddleston, Sports Psychology Consultant This is the phrase I have coined for coaches, leaders, parents, and other youth stakeholders. “Buy In or Peace Out” refers to how we  need to approach this generation of student-athletes when trying to establish a positive culture for your team or program.   Over the past years, I have traveled the country with…

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…

When Detroit Courts Amazon It Costs Money That Could’ve Gone To Schools

Hi All, On February 6th, at 4:30pm we are holding a press conference at Techtown to: 1) Tell the press that we are committed to fighting for funding for our schools 2) To call on our business leaders and elected leaders, the same leaders who fought for Amazon to come here, to put their weigh and power behind fully funding…

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