It's Time to #MuteRKelly Once and for All

The first week of 2019 offered us an informative and nauseating—yet necessary— docuseries on Robert

The Relationship Between Black Churches & Black Education in Oakland

I grew up in the Black church. It is where I gave my first public speech, wrote my first articles, and gained
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If you think it takes a miracle for black kids to succeed in school, you’re racist

Can we talk about miracles for a moment? To be clear, I’m not talking the Christmas miracle that is Rudolph, or the

Our Schools Should Place More Focus on Fueling Mastery

In his classic book “Mastery,” George Leonard writes, “The modern world, in fact, can be viewed as a prodigious
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Let Freedom Ring for Cyntoia Brown

The first Monday of 2019 arrived with a gift, justice in the state of Tennesee. After years of advocacy and appeals,

Sacked: Why I Was Asked to Resign

In September, I landed what I thought was a pretty good position. I was appointed to teach History, and a bit of
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9 Steps We Can Take Towards Education Justice in 2019

Last year, Philly's 7th ward blog reached the 300 milestone for published blogs. Time flies, but we know that progress
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The Donald Trump Government Shutdown

So, we’re three days into 2019, and thirteen days into the toddler-in-chief’s latest temper tantrum. Unless you’ve been
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2019: The Year of Black and Brown Parents Escaping the Burning School House of So-Called "Integration"

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Happy New Year! That was the collective chant across the globe not too long ago. Sad to say,