Angela Nikki Romans works relentlessly in actualizing the promise and possibilities of historically underserved young people. She invests in proliferating pathways of success traveling from cradle to classroom to college. Dismantling policies and disrupting practices that inhibit access, opportunity and resources, she is a catalyst for change on multiple fronts, spanning classrooms, school districts, … Continue reading Changing Policy, Changing Lives: Angela Roman’s Fight for Underserved Young People
In this article, Carla Cherry shares her personal and professional evolution, divulging how she helps students actualize their humanity and academic success. It’s an intimate look into the makings of an English/Language Arts teacher, and the difference she is trying to make in students’ lives within the NYC educational system. Fundamental to her familial fabric … Continue reading Strength, Courage and Wisdom: The Makings of an Urban Teacher
What do we as a nation think of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case? Here are recent posts from CNN’s website covering different aspects of the Trayvon Martin case. you know: what a good scapegoat for blacks to point at and cry racism. P41: Caucasians are liars, murderers, thieves, rapists, sodomites, false witnesses, blasphemers, gluttons, idolaters, … Continue reading Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman Redux: Are We a Nation Rhetorically at War with Itself?
Early this morning I was drafting a guest blog post about what it is like to be a new wife and mother. The wife version I completed, and just when I was to start drafting the part about raising a son, I read several posts and articles about Trayvon Martin’s murder. And I read Sheree’s … Continue reading From Native Son to Invisible Man: Reflections on Trayvon Martin and Rearing a Black Man-Child in America
In the recent blogpost titled “Black Canadian Like Me,” Alyson Renaldo suggests a contention between kindred of shared borders—Black Canadians and African Americans. She recycles the “Black on Black” crime of people of shared African Diasporic experience disliking and distancing themselves from each other, suggesting that cultural cluelessness, assimilation, and a “lack of reaching back” … Continue reading Looking into the Mirror of a Great Divide: How We Define Ourselves at the Expense of Others