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Who’s Sitting in Your Classroom?

About three and a half years ago, my dad ran into my seventh grade social studies teacher. Her first question was, “So what penitentiary is that Rodney Jordan in today?” My dad responded, “My son is a school teacher now.” … Continue reading

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“Eye” See Color

Try to engage an adult, especially a white person, in a conversation about race…I guarantee you, the first thing out of their mouth will be, “I don’t see color.” Do you believe that? I sure don’t! The truth is, we … Continue reading

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A Letter to a Former Teacher

Dear Mrs. Street, I still remember the first day I walked into your class. You had it all set up nice and neat. It was obvious you took time to prepare it for lost kids like me. Your room was … Continue reading

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I Love What I Do

I love what I do! I get to work with America’s most creative, innovative, and talented people. They show up Monday through Friday eager to share and adopt new ideas. They love to have conversations with me about what’s happening … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Protests…

Another summer has come and another child is dead in Ferguson, Missouri; another African American child at that. Of course, they were unarmed just like Mike Brown was when Officer Darren Wilson took his life just over a year ago … Continue reading

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Tired of Being Black: “So Disgusted I Can’t Perform”

Tired of Being Black: “So Disgusted I Can’t Perform” Disgusted with a racist video? Are you serious? Boy, do we black men have some nerve! Who are we to get mad at other races for using the “n” word? Who … Continue reading

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Seen but not Heard

“No Justice, No Peace!” “Black Lives Matter” “I Can’t Breathe” Do these quotes sound familiar? I’m sure they do if you live in America but what do they actually mean? Over the past few months, the United States has seen … Continue reading

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