Black Teachers Come in All Shades, And Our Students Need to See Them

During my morning workout, I caught a YouTube video where George Lee, popularly known as The Conscious Lee, and Wayne Brady were having an incredible conversation about healing, mental health and internal trauma in the Black community. As the discussion went on, I couldn’t help but think...

Every Educator Must Decide Whether They Work for the System or for Students

Of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research. –Malcolm X So, you want to teach REAL history … You’re a teacher. Maybe you're even a history teacher. But truth is, you didn’t learn much other than white...

Bob Moses Was the Quintessential Educator-Activist

On Sunday, July 25, Bob Moses, the civil rights icon and Black educator luminary, left this earthly domain. His life’s work and legacy will endure and inspire as he singularly melded the essential work of liberation and education of Black folks. The quintessential eduactivist. We will continue to stand and lean on...

Black and Brown Educators Thriving in a Racist Education System Is the Greatest Counternarrative

Counterstorytellling is so much more than just a tenant of critical race theory. It is at the heart of what we do as antiracist teachers. For Black and brown educators, our presence has always been felt and necessary in schools because WE are the counterstory. We represent hope, progress...

If You’re an Educator, You Better Be Willing to Get in Some Good Trouble

On April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy was in Indianapolis. He was campaigning for president. Instead of giving a campaign speech, he gave a powerful impromptu speech informing the crowd that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had been assassinated. Present during this speech was John Lewis, who was Kennedy’s...