Creating a New Narrative in Baltimore Schools: Freddie Gray to Black Panther

One afternoon during our social studies block, I did a lesson on race using the characters of “Sesame Street.” I asked my 6- and 7- year-old students: What race would Big Bird, Oscar, Elmo and Cookie Monster be if they were people and why? Using tally marks, my students decided that Big Bird and Elmo … More Creating a New Narrative in Baltimore Schools: Freddie Gray to Black Panther

24 Must Reads for the Young, Gifted & Black

This guest post is from Afrika Owes, a Fulbright alumna who is also a poet, a writer, a thinker, a talker, a reader, a believer, a goal digga and a glo’ getta.  She promotes Black women’s empowerment and strives to pass knowledge and life lessons to my peers. Check out more gems from her at http://www.AfrikaKnowes.com.  I … More 24 Must Reads for the Young, Gifted & Black

Echoes of Anita: The Importance of Her Voice 25 Years Later

Think back to 1992, the Year of the Woman, Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas. Now turn on the news, any channel. We all know that history repeats itself, but how many times in one year? This year has truly been a year of repetitive history intensified and spiraling out of control. It also goes to show … More Echoes of Anita: The Importance of Her Voice 25 Years Later

A Year Later: The Political Pendulum Continues to Swing

November 8, 2016. The day many of us headed to the polls to cast a ballot of either indifference or excitement. No matter where you stand on voting and its politics, chances are you had a feeling that we would wake up on November 9, 2016, with our first woman president. November 9, 2017, here … More A Year Later: The Political Pendulum Continues to Swing

Scandal to Insecure: Black Women Portraying it All

  Five years later and this evening commences the final season of Scandal. Regardless of how you feel about the over-the-top plots and twists, there is no debating the importance of Olivia Pope’s television existence. Her existence segued the joy that we all felt seeing Viola Davis not only kill it in How to Get … More Scandal to Insecure: Black Women Portraying it All