During Black History Month, A Community Works To Keep Black Excellence A Thing Of The Past

Even though Black History Month is a whopping twenty-eight days, I had to take a break. As adults across the country Google “black history” to find popular quotes and identities of successful Black thinkers, athletes, and performers, black students sit in schools with little chance to achieve the heights of those they’ve been told is worthy of celebration. I’m taking a break from BHM because … Continue reading During Black History Month, A Community Works To Keep Black Excellence A Thing Of The Past

Walking the Pro-Literacy Walk: Join Our Virtual Read-In During Black History Month

Volume and Light is thrilled to celebrate Black History Month by honoring excellence in scholarship and leadership. We are also excited to participate in the National Council of Teachers of English annual National African American Read-In. This event was launched in 1989 to promote literacy during Black History Month while supporting black authors in the process. As literacy is a full-fledged crisis in Nashville and beyond, it’s … Continue reading Walking the Pro-Literacy Walk: Join Our Virtual Read-In During Black History Month

Black History is American History and Our President Could Use a Refresher Course

Over time, Black History Month has become progressively less important to me as it has increasingly served as a reminder of how little America appreciates its history where we are concerned. I mean, come on, it’s the shortest month of the year! But perhaps the most painful thing is the bookending of our history between the beginning of slavery and the Emancipation Proclamation. Seems the … Continue reading Black History is American History and Our President Could Use a Refresher Course