This week, has my head swimming. I’ve been thinking about what happens when Black women name blatant truths… Reflections on Jemele Hill
My girls and I are gearing up to make signs and protest for our first time as a family. With that in mind, I think it’s important to 1) make a cool sign and 2) be clear about my reasons for marching. Here are some thoughts…
I’m gearing up for a week of action: family-friendly MLK teach-ins, marches, parent education and organizing. Being a “good mom” means modeling how to be a good person. That means speaking up for yourself and others. “Your silence will not protect you” — Audre Lorde | Repost: @lgbt_history . . Gearing up for a week […]
Each day, I see calls to normalize a Trump presidency while he attempts to stack the Executive Office with cabinet members such as white nationalist, Steve Bannon, and public education privatizer Betsy DeVos. Meanwhile, hateful harassment, intimidation and bullying are on the rise in our nation and in our schools. The disconnect between the national narrative and daily observations have caused me […]
Many people have suggested they would leave the country if Trump were elected. But we know this is a fantasy. Here’s how I’m dealing with it.
How Do We Talk to Our Kids? Yesterday was a very tough day. In the morning I arrived at my daughters’ middle school and saw Muslim girls, comforting a crying friend who was scared and upset at the thought of a Trump presidency. A Chinese-American boy expressed confusion about Hillary not winning despite her wining the popular […]
How is your school addressing disparities in school discipline and attendance? Kids can’t learn if they aren’t in class. This fall, there are many things families and educators can do to ensure equal access for Black and Brown students.
In a previous post, I spoke about how not doing anything about racial injustice is almost as impressive as NOT DOING SOMETHING RACIST. Here’s why…
For anyone who still thinks race “doesn’t matter” this is a chilling tale of why that’s flat our dangerous for some black folks.
Being being black in America right now is frankly depressing. With all that is happening, the urge to to go back to “business as usual” seems way off base.