Empowerment Starts Here

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The Empowerment Framework

Originally drawn from the scholarship of John Dewey, Lisa Delpit, and Parker Palmer (and later strengthened by the research of John Gaventa, Paulo Freire, and Gloria Ladson-Billings), the Empowerment Framework … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Why We Can’t Talk About Racism

When the world went up in arms after the no bill indictment surrounding Darren Wilson (the officer charged but exonerated in the slaying of Michael Brown), I noticed two reactions.  … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Black Woman

Based on the officer that was just acquitted in Baltimore, Maryland (in the trial surrounding Freddie Gray’s death), I wanted to recycle a post that I had written last year (posted here) about … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

I Am

  About five years ago, I gave up the pursuit of being perfect. Began dancing in the love of being. With this new identity, Of being a person rather than … Continue reading

April 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Oscars and the Economics of Worth

Jada Pinkett and Spike Lee called for a boycott of The Academy Awards for reasons best expressed in the #OscarSoWhite Twitter conversation. In short, advocates argue that the Academy Awards … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Parenting and the Emotional Needs of Children

Part IV of Room Series. Recently, I was stunned when I read about the relationship between emotional trauma in childhood and physical ailments in adulthood. As noted by Nadine Burke Harris, … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Direction of Care: Child to Mother or Mother to Child?

Part III of Room: A Lesson on Parenting. As discussed in the previous post, I was feeling some kind of way when Joy (one of the main characters in Room) was … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Mother and Her Son: A Hero in Question

Part II of Room: A Lesson on Parenting.   Room is about a young mom and her son trapped in a small shed. In the first part of the movie, the … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

Room: A Lesson on Parenting

As a social science teacher, I have a deep fascination with social institutions and how they influence the development of the individual. Family being one of those social institutions, the … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · 3 Comments

What Beyonce Teaches Us About Politics in Apolitical Spaces

In response to the controversy surrounding Beyonce and her Superbowl “Formation” performance, I want to share an essay I first published last summer (click here). While I don’t talk about … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment