Recently I had the privilege of being asked to view and blog about several documentaries showcased at the 2013 Montclair Film Festival. The documentary Gideon’s Army travels the gamut of public defenders’ resilience, resistance, remorse and redemption while serving others. This synopsis/analysis is simultaneously published by the Montclair Film Festival website (http://montclairfilmfest.org/2013/05/inside-gideons-army/). Gideon’s Army follows the … Continue reading Inside Gideon’s Army
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
A great mentor is one who asks you a question you never thought to ask yourself. Here is a reflection on her question about what it is like to work with school principals (a work in progress). My mentor Judith had us over for conversation and dinner a few months ago. A question she … Continue reading The Principles of Effective Principals