Black Girl, Interrupted: From School To The School Board

Two years ago, I sat in a diversity sensitivity training for new teachers led by a friend who’d asked me to attend for emotional support. The room filled with youthful exuberance and confidence, mostly white and female, would soon be unceremoniously doused by my friend’s real-life examples of grave educational injustices inflicted upon children of color and stories of parents and grandparents fighting like hell to … Continue reading Black Girl, Interrupted: From School To The School Board

Keep Your Accolades, We’re Here For Our Piece of the Promise

This was published after the November election in 2017. Ebony published it a couple of weeks later. It’s still relevant a year later. It seemed like all of America voted in Alabama’s Senate election this week. Everyone had something to say about the decades-old Republican seat up for grabs. But in true cinematic fashion, Democrats pulled off a miracle and gained another seat in Washington. … Continue reading Keep Your Accolades, We’re Here For Our Piece of the Promise