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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Encouraging Teachers

August 5, 2022

“Teaching children may be the highest way to seek God. It is, however, also the most daunting way, in the sense of the greatest responsibility.” – Gabriela Mistral, Chilean Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature For many children and families the last weeks of summer are winding down now, but for many devoted teachers preparing for […]


Exploitative overdraft fees strip $15B from bank customers

July 29, 2022

Runaway prices for food, fuel and housing make most consumers anxious about whether they will have enough money for a given month. Even after adjusting spending to stretch dear dollars is far as possible, a lot of people remain perplexed about what else can be done to hold on in these hard times. Customers with […]


His name is George Floyd

July 21, 2022

George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer just over two years ago. His killing sparked a movement to end unjustified police killings and racist law enforcement practices. Sadly, the killings have not stopped. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act was blocked by Senate Republicans last year. The struggle continues in communities large […]


Black Women’s Double Student Debt Whammy: Twice as Likely to Owe More Than $50K, Have Decreased Savings

July 15, 2022

In mid-June the Federal Reserve, nation’s central bank, raised interest rates in hopes of curbing rising inflation and deterring a full-blown recession. Chief among its responsibilities, the Fed’s duty is to develop “appropriate monetary policy”. For much of Black America, many would welcome money itself – funds to provide stable day-to-day living, the ability to […]


Leaving our Panther at the Aggieland Playground

July 8, 2022

Rarely do you expect a teenager to casually rattle off some profound insight. Even rarer is it to get him to elaborate on the statement. As we traveled from Louisiana to NC A&T for the New Student Orientation, we drove through Greensboro neighborhoods comparing them to “home”. Dad said, “Noooow, we are in the big […]


A Fantastic, Terrific, Great Summer “Freedom School, how do you feel? GRRRREAT! All! Day! Long!”

July 1, 2022

If you heard a call-and-response chant like this, you might be sitting in the middle of Harambee at a Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools site—and you would know that another Freedom Summer is in full swing. Rooted in the Mississippi Freedom Summer project of 1964, the CDF Freedom Schools program is a high-quality academic […]


Queen Tiye’s Kitchen

June 24, 2022

“The kitchen don’t lie” was a saying I heard often during my childhood. In the 1950s in my part of Virginia, Saturday evenings saw a lot of African American sisters finish washing the dinner dishes and place a hot comb on top of the stove and begin to “do hair,” getting ready for Sunday service. […]


Are American classrooms producing mass shooters?

June 16, 2022

Let’s face it. With all the mass shootings in America today, it is difficult to tease out the various motivations that prompt murderers to unleash their automatic weapons on unsuspecting and innocent individuals they do not even know. This country being awash in guns is certainly a major contributor to the constant carnage. But a […]


Despite years of payments, Black student loan balances go up – not down

June 10, 2022

With every passing day, urgency grows to cancel the nation’s $1.7 trillion student loan debt. The current federal pause on payments and interest rates will expire on August 31. If no federal action is taken before that date, 15 million borrowers already struggling with the unfortunate combination of unsustainable debt and little or no wealth […]


What are we doing?

June 3, 2022

The funerals for the ten Black community members who were murdered while grocery shopping in Buffalo on May 14 are not even over—but it happened again. This time, children. Thursday should have been the last day of school and the start of summer vacation for teachers and students at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. […]


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