Tag Archives: The Fellowship: Black Male Educators 4 Social Justice

Refusing to Reenter the Closet (How to Support LGBTQ Educators)

No one ever talks about the vile and unrelenting homophobia that goes on in America’s classrooms. Teachers all over America deal with homophobia in very deliberate ways. Because gay and lesbian teachers can’t afford to be perceived as gay/queer, we ignore homophobia or pretend it is no big deal. So many educators who are gay/lesbian/trans… Read More »

Four Steps Middle Class Educators Can Take to Enhance the Learning of Poor Youth

After years of working with young people, children and adults who were or continue to be raised poor there are four essential questions that have always kept me in good stead and prevented me from being perceived as or feeling like the world’s biggest a##^&$%. When creating something remarkable, it would be wise to keep… Read More »

Nine Things Black Folks Need to Stop Doing Part 4 ( Financial Literacy for Grown Folks)

We must teach our community a thing or two about money management. Until I was 43, I never knew how much money I needed to live and run my household. I knew I was always broke and two maybe three checks from calling a park bench “home”. Reading every bit of financial literacy information that… Read More »

Top Ten Reasons to Love Black Panther by Daryl Sturgis

Someone asked me to give them 10 reasons I loved Black Panther. Here is my mostly spoiler-free answer: 1) The screenplay did a great job of balancing action and exposition. We got a brief origin story at the beginning of the film that was backfilled along the way. 2) The film didn’t shy away from… Read More »

Smart Slut…The beginning

For many years, I wrongly assumed that a loving, honest relationship would keep me HIV negative. I foolishly bought into the thinking that simply decreasing the number of sex partners and being in a committed monogamous relationship would be enough to keep the big bad away from the door. This line of thinking came about… Read More »