A Candid Conversation with my Black son…Part 1…I FEAR, YOU Probably Fear…For Them…

I hurt for my son some days.  He is tall.  He receives the same question all of the time:  Do you play basketball? I hate that….A LOT.  He does, but no one ever seems to ask or discuss his academics.  He is quite intelligent.  He is an entrepreneur (offrtm.com).  He is a good-hearted person.  Continue reading “A Candid Conversation with my Black son…Part 1…I FEAR, YOU Probably Fear…For Them…”

The Black Male Experience…Dr. Kay Bee’s Perspective

I grew up in a population where I never saw a Black doctor. I never realized that I could be a doctor. Although my cousin and I would always respond with saying we wanted to be pediatricians, I am unsure if I truly believed that I was capable or even smart enough to conquer thatContinue reading “The Black Male Experience…Dr. Kay Bee’s Perspective”

That one time I yelled…and “humiliated” a student…

Once upon a time I had a former colleague that was caught having sexual relations with a student. https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/i-am-feeling-pain-in-my-life-teacher-pleads-guilty/article_0230a832-0bcb-52c7-a311-980782ac84c1.amp.html She persuaded his mom to allow her to tutor him. He was behind in his academics. She served two years. I have watched many of my Black boys fall behind. I saw this with my ownContinue reading “That one time I yelled…and “humiliated” a student…”

Music speaks to our soul…Meet Mr. Robinson

“Where words fail, music speaks.” There are many reasons why this quote resonates with many. Music drives our lives. Music brings people together in all instances. I don’t think we can live without music. One of my all time favorite concerts was JayZ and Kanye. They were extremely late that night, but I don’t evenContinue reading “Music speaks to our soul…Meet Mr. Robinson”

My Biggest Accomplishment was being terminated…after I resigned about two months ago…

I submitted my resignation a few months ago. I was told that it would not be accepted. The comment that was made (I’m paraphrasing now ) is if you leave what will happen when you experience [racism] elsewhere. I made every attempt to resolve the issue; including trying to get mediation…..but There is a storyContinue reading “My Biggest Accomplishment was being terminated…after I resigned about two months ago…”

A letter to one of my many sons…

As educators we take on so many things. We learn how to multi task; grading papers, sending emails, disciplining that student that is on their cell phone 📲 (🙄🤔),hugging that student that you notice is having a bad, while making mental notes to contact parents, review that email that came through, and of course rememberingContinue reading “A letter to one of my many sons…”

Summer Read …. to Gain Exposure …and a MUCH better read than Huck Finn…

The Sport of the Gods by Paul Laurence Dunbar Recently a millionaire…I mean billionaire, Robert F. Smith stated that he would pay the student loans for all of Morehouse 2019 graduates. Whoa!!! And I mean Whoa!! I can attest to being beyond happy for them! I can also attest to being one of those whoContinue reading “Summer Read …. to Gain Exposure …and a MUCH better read than Huck Finn…”

Being Selfless, Persistent, and a Social Activist…Meet Dr. T. Morton

Dubois publicized the phrase “the talented tenth” in his 1903 essay. This term fixated on the idea of preparing a tenth of African Americans for leadership within the US. Post slavery options for Africans Americans were limited, and while it was still new to see African Americans as free, Dubois and other northerners pushed forContinue reading “Being Selfless, Persistent, and a Social Activist…Meet Dr. T. Morton”

Life is about creating a strategy, so create YOUR OWN platform🤔

“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it” – Toni Morrison In my eyes this quote depicts my friend Chris. He has never been one that has complained about his life, although he has many reasons to feel asContinue reading “Life is about creating a strategy, so create YOUR OWN platform🤔”