Should teachers be armed with guns?

The latest shooting has intensified the debate over what tactics to use to protect against imminent danger: whether teachers should carry guns or hide with their students; whether schools should invest in fancy security devices like door jammers or put more resources into crisis teams that could identify and intervene with troubled students. And thanks … Continue reading Should teachers be armed with guns?

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Why we need more Quality Female Role Models

Role model: A role model or mentor is a person who demonstrates a particular behavior, skill, or social role for another person to emulate. Role models might emerge because of character and conduct or because of particular skills and talents. Modelling ourselves on others is part of human nature, and we all subconsciously take in the … Continue reading Why we need more Quality Female Role Models

Superficiality VS Authenticity & Realness

I've been contemplating this concept of superficiality versus authenticity for some time now, because it feels like lately I've found myself in situations that highlight just how many or how few folks that I interact with, fit into one of these categories:  superficial: existing or occurring at or on the surface; apparent rather than real; shallow; not … Continue reading Superficiality VS Authenticity & Realness

Time 2 change the image of Black Women in America

Throughout my transition from a young Black girl, to a Black female teenager, to a  43 year old Black Woman, I have been witness, directly and indirectly, to the challenges that being a Black female in this country inherently brings. There are currently, and have been some powerful, national images of Black women as successful, accomplished … Continue reading Time 2 change the image of Black Women in America

Why silence fuels Oppression and aids the Oppressor

Oppression: The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. Oppression in essence is the experience of repeated, widespread, systemic injustice. At times it's extreme and violent and other times it's subtle and if you have not experienced it or prefer to walk through life with blinders on, you may miss … Continue reading Why silence fuels Oppression and aids the Oppressor

It’s time for “Real Talk”

Institutional racism, racial profiling, classism, gender and sexual orientation discrimination, colorism- these are  all constructed, yet irrefutable and substantive social issues that continue to follow us, from one generation to the next, with no apparent resolution or end in sight. And the thing is, not many people are willing to really talk about them. And when … Continue reading It’s time for “Real Talk”