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

Entity Verse, Volume 1: Generation Z

EntityVerse is a literary-performance group based at Eastway Middle School in Charlotte, NC. Each week young artists craft stories and poems on topics ranging from race, gender, pop culture, to anything within their orbit. Most importantly the space is a sanctuary to unpack topics in a supportive environment. Over the course of five months, members … More Entity Verse, Volume 1: Generation Z

A Blind Eye Toward Change: Confronting Teacher Brutality Inside the Classroom

I’m going to get to the point and be real: I’m struggling. I’m struggling with the fact that there are people who can justify police pulling a drive by on 12-year-old Tamir Rice, with absolutely no consequences. I’m struggling with the fact that we can send people to the moon, but we can’t get police … More A Blind Eye Toward Change: Confronting Teacher Brutality Inside the Classroom