Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Commentary

by Linda S. Wallace --  Fearful people are at work trying to undermine our democracy. Unfortunately, I’m not talking about Chinese or Russian agents. I’m referring to the neighbor next door who is so afraid of ending up on the losing...
by Linda S. Wallace -- Dear Cultural Coach: Why do we need cultural coaches? Why do we need silly people to tell us what to say and what to do? Things were easier before all these other people came to this...
Urban education has been my passion for the past 30 years. I’ve been blessed with the privilege of leading schools with great teachers and support staff that possessed a shared passion. As a result, we were able to create...
by Linda S. Wallace -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fighter who loved to think and a thinker who loved to fight – a rare, yet powerful combination. “Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way...
by Charlene Crowell -- The August 23rd police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha, WI, triggered yet another round of community protests and national news coverage of a Black man. A series of multiple gunshots fired by a...
by Deadric T. Williams and Armon Perry -- (The Conversation) -- While much of the world was sheltering in place in the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans’ undivided attention was focused squarely on Minneapolis, Minnesota, where George Floyd...
Dear Cultural Coach: Why aren’t you more concerned about giving our youths the correct tools to succeed in a global market? Encouraging students to constantly speak “hip-hop” vocabulary will only hold them back. It’s not like past generations where the...
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges and financial hardship for small business owners across the State of Tennessee. Confronted with the reality of declining or inconsistent sales and an uncertain economic outlook, many are forced to make difficult...
by Dr. Jason Johnson -- I have started and stopped writing about the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman several times. As a comic fan and a Black man around his age, Boseman’s passing at only 43 after a four-year battle...
by Lasana D. Kazembe -- AP Conversation -- I’m a professor who has spent the last 10 years preparing new teachers to enter the workforce. I also study how race, culture and power influence education and childhood development at a...
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