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Will the Real Black Panther Please Stand Up?

From the 1960’s to the present when you heard about a Black Panther you thought of a Black man ready to put his life on the line for the good of his family and community. 800 more words

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Birth of the Black United Students

Black students have been at Kent for well over 70 years. Over the years the history and contributions of Black people have been obscured. My family moved to Kent, Ohio in… 859 more words

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Review | The Souls of Black Folk

W. E. B. Du Bois’ revelatory collection of fourteen essays, The Souls of Black Folk, (amazon) kicks off my year of readings on Black-American culture and history. 716 more words


The Untold Story of Black History Month

Dr. Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week back in 1926, when he was living in Washington, D.C. Negro History Week was originally celebrated during the 2nd week in February, in recognition of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass’ birthdays. 659 more words

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Learning Self-Care In The Basement

At a young age, I could remember my dad being in the basement and having the house plagued with the tunes of Kenny G, David Bowie, Prince, Michael Jackson,  Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force, Parliament, Herbie Hancock and others. 553 more words


Transformative Education: Effective Teaching Strategies in Urban Education

Transformative education is a term that I often use when describing my personal pedagogy for teaching. In being an advocate for social-justice, I believe that education should engage students. 1,769 more words


"Back home, people are dying to learn..."

Over the course of three years, I have met peers and friends from countries near and far. In the meeting these individuals, I’ve learned of the struggles that one may encounter in seeking to get an education. 934 more words