Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Commentary

by Curtis Weathers -- House and Senate lawmakers in Tennessee have passed bills that prohibit educators from teaching elements of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Tennessee’s public schools.   Critical Race Theory is the study of race relations in America and how...
by Curtis Weathers --  I was minding my own business last week, all set to dive into the issue of state testing and learning loss in our schools.  Suddenly, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and 37 of his Republican colleagues showed...
by the Rev. Earle J. Fisher, Ph.D. -- First and foremost, my heart goes out to the family of George Floyd. Despite the verdict, they still have been forced to live with the loss of a loved one – a...
by Curtis Weathers -- Shelby County Schools Supt. Dr. Joris Ray, in his second State of the District address last Friday, enthusiastically declared that “THE STATE OF OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT IS STRONG!” I missed last year’s presentation, so I was not...
by Anasa Troutman -- Phase 2 of the restoration of Historic Clayborn Temple is underway and we are all excited as this part of our collective visioning comes into being.  Yet, it is so much more than the restoration of a...
For the longest time, I had no words. I sat staring at my laptop, a blank page staring back at me. On Monday (April 12) evening, I was at The Healing Center, watching a smoothly running COVID-vaccination operation. Johnson &...
by Anasa Troutman -- This spring at Historic Clayborn Temple our In This Place initiative is blooming.  In the spirit of cooperation, Historic Clayborn Temple engages in collective visioning of the future we are working towards. Simply put, the future we want...
by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. -- The COVID-19 pandemic across America and throughout the world is still a serious danger to public health for all communities, but especially for African American and other people of color communities. African Americans...
by Anasa Troutman -- As the Historic Clayborn Temple board and team work together to reimagine our sacred building we spend a lot of time thinking about how our work inside of the building can be reflected outside the building....
by Curtis Weathers -- The sudden and unprecedented shuttering of our nation's school buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced educators to face the most jarring and rapid change of perhaps any profession in history. Within a moment's notice, teachers...