And it truly has been a year from “pain to purpose.” I can honestly tell you that I’m not the same person I was a year ago. Because for the last 12 months, I have learned to experience the full weight of the black man’s burden this society places on us.
Black students matched to black teachers have been shown to have higher test scores but we wanted to know if these student-teacher racial matches had longer-lasting benefits. We found the answer is a resounding yes,” said co-author Nicholas Papageorge of Johns Hopkins. “We’re seeing spending just one year with a teacher of the same race can move the dial on one of the most frustratingly persistent gaps in educational attainment — that of low-income black boys. It not only moves the dial, it moves the dial in a powerful way.
It is no secret; your district has zero dollar discount stores. Councilors imply you are friends with Rupe Halmer, the developer who will be constructing the fifth-tenth dollar discount store in North Tulsa. Do you believe your acquaintance or friendship with the developer impacts your decision to vote for or against the 180-Day Moratorium? Please, explain your answer as thoroughly as possible?
What will become of the country that allegedly “shines on a hill” as a beacon for those wondering in an ocean of solitude sogged from the political oppression they experienced in their home countries?
Roots a miniseries based on Alex P. Haley’s novel, “Roots” recieved several awards at the 19th Annual Emmys on this date in 1977.
I have been the victim of thinking that we need leaders to make sustainable change, and I perceived those leaders to be only the affluent. A recent situation that I experienced left me so dispirited and frankly, it made me want to throw in the towel on activism.
When confronted with a situation that brings out that dangerous emotion called anger, you will always have choices as to how you handle that particular situation. React, or respond. We can all go back-over our lives and see what happens when we react, versus when we respond when confronted with something that makes the very hair on the back of our neck stand up and makes our blood boil.