Hair Love follows the story of a loving Black father who is abruptly faced with learning a skill set that every Girl Dad should have — how to dress their daughters’ natural ebony crown.
I pray that my students will be so lucky enough to arrive in a classroom with a culturally competent teacher who looks like them and is passionately and unapologetically black. And should they not land in a class with a teacher who does not share the same racial ancestry, my next prayer is that they will encounter a benevolent teacher who will love and celebrate them as I have done. I pray they will gain a wonderful pedagogue or role model who will tell them that the sky is the limit for them and that they can be whatever their heart so desires.
On this date in African-American history, President Barack H. Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.
Tell them they are excellent because they are Black. Educate them on the history before their ancestors were slaves.