Rejecting Cultural Literacy for Culturally Relevant: From Baldwin to Cole, "the custodian of a black body"

…to cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it.

James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Haunting the American character still is a fact confronted early in Teju Cole’s…

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2016 Election: Choose A Side

The other day, I spoke to a coworker about the current election. He said, he wasn’t going to vote for either candidate because he does not think either are fit to be president of the United States. 373 more words


Atlanta: Sweet Auburn

Last month, I visited Atlanta for several days for a conference with AmeriCorps – Hunger Free America, which focuses on highlighting economic inequalities in the nation, and works to find solutions to end hunger and poverty through local programs. 1,211 more words


Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

“With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.”

In the middle of a crescent-shaped park in South West D.C., a 30-foot granite sculpture of… 425 more words

Washington DC

C.T. Vivian

We are going to take a slight detour from the Rich’s sit in to talk about C.T. Vivian.

Hold up Katie, why are we detouring? Well  274 more words