The Powerful Parent Network Is on a Freedom Ride for Education Equity

The Powerful Parent Network is heading to South Carolina, the next stop on their "Freedom Ride for Education Equity." Their goal is to ensure that Democratic presidential candidates hear this critical message, articulated on their GoFundMe page: “We're tired of our children going to...

Here’s What You’re Not Going to Do During Black History Month

Black history is important every single day of the year, but Black History Month gives us an opportunity to intensify our love of black people and champion their accomplishments. In the name of celebrating black history, there are times when there are egregious missteps. This is a...

For Black Lives to Matter at School, We Have to Look at How School Resource Officers Are Used

It’s Black Lives Matter At School Week and one of the platforms of the week is the removal of school resource officers. Schools don’t necessarily need police officers full time. Many schools don’t have them and get along just fine and if you believe that all schools...

When Cops Outweigh Counselors, Schools Set Students Up to Fail

Black Lives Matter. This statement has sparked inspiration, fear and anger across this nation, but this has always been the message that Black people in America have tried to convey since enslaved Africans were brought to this country in 1619. When Plessy v. Ferguson...

I’ll Know Black Lives Matter at School When We’re Serious About Ensuring Black Boys Graduate

Black male educators are working hard to ensure that more Black boys are walking across graduation stages and not leaving high school without a diploma. The school-to-prison pipeline is a sad reality for many Black and brown youth targeted by the criminal justice system.