One of my former students, O’Terrius Sellers, was murdered in Monroe on Friday, April 28, 2017. I taught him 6th grade social studies at Excellence Academy Charter School in 2013. I created this video to honor his memory. It captures the making of a speech he gave in class of President Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” and video footage of him meeting Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in 2014.
A friend of mine recently took his family on a cruise. For a few days at sea, he, his wife, and daughters had an opportunity to enjoy a luxury that their ancestors would never have imagined. The modern cruise ship is a thing of wonder but the experience at sea, alone, changes the mindset of […]
One of the unintended consequences of denying access to information to minorities by the majority is denying the same access to themselves. If the curriculum in our schools eliminates information about various races of people, it is an academic threat to all school children, white students included. Our progress as a nation depends on each […]
Are you living to your full potential? Are you seizing each day and making the most out of it, or are you watching the sunrises and sunsets, living from check to check, merely surviving? There’s a difference between kinetic and potential energy. We all possess both forms. Young people are often told by motivational speakers […]