Wakanda and the Forever

Four months later, Wakanda is still basking in Black Panther’s $1 billion dollar plus gross, the triumph of King T’Challa, the brilliance of Princess Shuri and the legacy of Kilmonger.  But I still have questions: Will this simply be another fad? Can and how do we sustain the ideals seen in the Marvel Comic Universe […]

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 […]