ESSAY| When I was a senior in high school and started considering where I wanted to go to college, racial demographics were never a factor for me. I ended up at Howard University where the majority of students are black and I am among a small minority of white students.
The presumption of guilt follows too many poor and minority children to school, a place where children should be nurtured and supported, not criminalized and incarcerated. Yet the pipeline from school to jail is so insidious, many parents now fear schools as much as they fear the criminal justice system.
OP-ED| Commencement marks a collective achievement for a class of scholars advancing to the next chapter in their lives. So let’s embrace this year’s commencement with the same energy, love and Bulldog pride.
OPINION| DC Public Schools’ much lauded reform efforts are still failing to produce positive results for DC’s students, according to a new report. We offer some some solutions to help reverse that trend.
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.
OP-ED| The task before Black leaders today begins with making sure that those coming behind us understand that even though the Civil Rights Movement forced laws to change, it did not change the hearts and minds of all Americans.