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The Skillman Foundation Celebrates MI Educators

By Chanel Hampton The Skillman Foundation has done a great job of reaching out to Detroit area teachers and telling their stories. They have spent the last couple of months collecting and telling the stories of some of the hardest working educators in our community. One important story is Chanel Hampton. — Lola Mae and Joe Harris, my grandma and…

Morning Pick-Me-Ups: Students Need Them Too

Let me start with a confession: 40 percent of the time I am fussing at my daughter on the way to school. It may not be all bad fussing! You know, things like, “Did you get your homework?” “Where’s your bow tie?” “Why did you wear that shirt?” “When you get home don’t forget to…” Blah, blah, blah! I really…

#MyBlackHistory: Veunita’s Coats of Many Colors: Remembering the Detroit Teacher Who Changed My Mother’s Life

1965. It was a rough year for one young lady. Her mom had passed away two years before. She and her siblings were sent to different foster homes. She now lived with her second foster family. Every day she came to school in a little windbreaker no matter how cold it was. It was all she had. She washed her…

Learning From Our Past

By Guest Blogger Robert Thornton The impending inauguration of a new president has generated significant buzz and dialogue related to our city and what the future holds for its residents. As we move to close the chapter on one of the most contentious presidential campaigns in memory, we have an unparalleled opportunity to learn from our past as we work…

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