50 Years Later- The New Dream

  A fellow WordPress blogger, Blackmail4u,  wrote in a recent post that we must ’embarrass inequity’ to bring forth change. So here we are. On this date, April 4, 1968, fifty years ago, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Sounds redundant? Old hat? Common knowledge? No, no and no! On […]

Are You On The Front Lines?

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King, Jr. Are you on the front lines with the fighters or behind the curtains? Can you interpret pertinent signs that now’s the time, more […]

Voting Rights Act: 10 Things You Should Know

  Most textbooks give President Lyndon Johnson, along with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., most of the credit for this important legislation. But the Voting Rights Act came into being through intensive organizing and activism spearheaded by the Black community.  

How Educators Can Use MLK Day as a Spring Board into Student Engagement

  As a middle grades teacher of predominantly black and brown special education students, one of the core subjects I taught was Social Studies. In my first year, I was given no textbooks with which to teach or issue to my students. I also taught Language Arts, without texts as well. During the early part of that momentous year,  my instruction was […]