Category: Students

Summer Schedules; Have You Planned Your Childs?

Summer Vacation will be here before we know it. Parents are happy that we can sleep an additional 30 minutes and don’t have to worry about uniforms or school traffic. And we get a break from being the homework police.   But there is a downside for most parents. Our kids are home with nothing to do. When we were…

Motherless Child: A Black Boys Trauma

He was seven years old, riding in the backseat of his fathers black Bronco. I drove up alongside him happy that I’d come across them at the light. My nephew pointed a toy gun at me that looked more real than fake and ducked back down below the window. When he noticed me his eyes lit up as he turned…

These Dads Are Everything We Need To See In Our Communities

No, it’s not Fathers Day yet, but I thought I’d get a head start on celebrating a few amazing dads in our community. When you think of amazing role models and loving fathers it just warms your heart to know that there are men who are actually doing the work that sometimes goes unnoticed by a larger audience. The part…

Michigan’s Power Players Come Together to Solve the State’s K-12 Education Problems

I had the opportunity to attend the Business Leaders for Michigan and The Center for Michigan’s 2018 Solutions Summit. For me, it was the statewide version of the Coalition for the Future of Detroit’s Children. That is a good thing. The agenda was good because it spent a little time on how Michigan became on of the worst states in…

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…

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