Alfonzo Porter
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Alfonzo Porter is a contributor to The Root DC and the author of “More Like Barack, Less Like Tupac: Eradicating the Academic Achievement Gap by Countering Decades of the Hip Hop Hoax.” He is a speaker, consultant, former teacher and school administrator.

Latest by Alfonzo Porter

‘Come out, come out whoever you are’: The legacy of Jason Collins

‘Come out, come out whoever you are’: The legacy of Jason Collins

What struck me is that not long ago, the NBA ball players admission might have ended an athlete’s career.

Revisiting the Clark Doll Test: NYC mother urges Mattel to make diverse Barbie party supplies

Revisiting the Clark Doll Test: NYC mother urges Mattel to make diverse Barbie party supplies

OPINION| While I commend the efforts to put pressure on Mattel, I think our energies as middle class educated African-Americans is better spent forming our own companies to build our own products- not asking a major corporation to do it for us.

Taking MLK’s legacy online: is it enough?

Taking MLK’s legacy online: is it enough?

ESSAY| A new generation of civil rights leader has emerged who is well versed, skilled, and comfortable in the manipulation of digital and social media, and who are also thoroughly schooled in the lessons of the past.

Rushern Baker and political school takeovers: Deja vu all over again

Rushern Baker and political school takeovers: Deja vu all over again

OPINION| Turning the schools over to folks who have never taught in a classroom and somehow expecting the schools will improve seems terribly counterintuitive.