The Queen: G.O.A.T.

I had a totally different blog to open up our new school year as One Voice. It was going to be a piece about my new Wakandan mindset shift on fighting for education equality for Black, Brown and poor children all over our country. I had my head cleanly shaven, with my sharpened spear and…

Inclusion Affirmation

This month’s blog is an affirmation to my brothers and sisters who are waiting for someone to put them on, brought to you by 3 dreamers who all personify moving forward instead of waiting to be included. Inclusion is the act of including: the state of being included. Included is to be part or whole…

Little Black Boys Need Love Too…Hug One Today

I have an uncle who says he never wanted to play football in high school, because “That’s too much touching of another sweaty, stinky guy. That’s gay.” This is a common conversation of his during large family gatherings where he has thrown back way too many adult beverages and everyone’s shooting the ish about the…

Angry Black Woman—PTSD Personified

Black women are so…angry. Stop me if you haven’t heard this before. Growing up, I used to get defensive when I heard this general statement from my white microaggressive friends or from ex-boyfriends or random people at the Walmart McDonalds. Then I would show my rage towards this monolithic statement with a furious tongue-lashing and…

Education Reparations: Pay What You Owe

I was deep into high school before I even heard about reparations, specifically reparations to descendants of Africans stolen from their homeland and enslaved in America for 250 plus years. I had finished watching a movie by Spike Lee called School Daze for the umpteenth time. I noticed Mr. Lee’s production company was called 40 Acres and…

The Sunken Place of Shattered Dreams

My grandmother was the epitome of a dreamcatcher. She was born in a place and time when she was not expected to read. Yet her cousin taught her to read by drawing letters in the dirt with a stick. She was born the youngest of 13 and was expected to work the fields. At a…

Why People of Color Miss Out on Opportunities

By Anthony Carter     @anthonylcarter   December 31, 2017 During the course of a recent work conversation, a Mexican coworker and myself had a conversation centered around what poor people of color valued and why we are seemingly always out of the loop. So much of our time is spent nickeling and diming on absolutely everything…

Parents As School Discipline Partners: Can I Get A Ho, Ho, Ho?

        “He knows when you’ve been sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good. So be good for what? Goodness sake. Think about that. Being good. For goodness sake. Who’s sake? Goodness sake. (Preach sistah speak.) Fed-Ex, UPS, they can ship the package. But waaaaaaiiiiiitttt a…

Dear Educators…Can We Talk?

Why do so many of you hate children? Maybe hate is a strong word. Shall I say really dislike? I ask myself this question daily when perusing education sites on socials and chatting it up with coworkers in common areas. As a teacher, many educators would inundate the few precious minutes of free time I…

Dear White Women…Can We Talk?

Why oh why do y’all keep voting for these dudes? Roy Moore though? Roy Moore is accused of having sex with children…children…our most precious resources!! Yes, I know it’s all alleged, but that’s like R. Kelly opening up a daycare center and him asking me to send my kids there. The R better not step…