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
This young woman’s words from two summers ago are sounding mighty relevant. Check out Imani’s Spoken Word performance from the 2015 19th Annual Youth Speaks Grand Slam Finals. Be safe out there, and be encouraged by the eloquence and honesty of our little ones!
*Insert statistic about starving African babies. *Insert image of starving, naked African kids. *Insert reality check that my students, whether they own one or five uniforms, come to school everyday looking sharper than a razor blade, electricity or not. But really, my kids are starving. They’re not starving for whatever you have to offer on … More Hungry… for Knowledge
Last summer it felt as though every week the media was covering another story about an unarmed black person being killed by the police. Many of us wondered why the media was paying so much attention to this historic issue now, but found some sense of solace in seeing these tragedies get the coverage they … More Say Their Names OUTLOUD: Media Silence on Police Brutality 2017
Created By: Stephanie Rivera Stephanie Rivera is a proud Dominican and Puerto Rican 9th grader hailing from the Bronx, New York. Her hobbies consist of watching action-packed movies, specifically those based on comics. She also loves listening to music and is a huge rock fan. Her hopes for the future are to be happy with life … More LGBTQ Rights Are For Teens Too