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.
The hit song “Bad and Boujee” by Atlanta rap group Migos made it to the number one spot of Billboard’s Hot RnB/Hip-Hop Songs last week. The track has a catchy rhyme and seductive beat that has heads bobbing all over the country. What is it about this song that has such a mass […]
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 […]
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 […]