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"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." -Helen Keller
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." -Helen Keller

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It Wasn't a Choice
Angela Davis, fighter, activist, feminist in 1972 Kanye West and Bill Cosby, two black men who are part of the conversation that black people are responsible for our own oppression. Yesterday Kanye West set Twitter aflame with his TMZ interview stating that...
It Wasn't a Choice
It Wasn't a Choice
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What a Time to be Alive
Photo Credit: Rudy Flowers Student walk outs, teacher protests, repealing of net neutrality, the me too movement, Kendrick Lamar winning the Pulitzer Prize, Black Panther continues to break records, even in Saudia Arabia where movie theaters had been banned...
What a Time to be Alive
What a Time to be Alive
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Not she, her, hers nor am I he, him, his or even they, them theirs, I'm Val
About a year ago I read an article with my students which talked about the gender stereotypes that many trans people felt compelled to follow both during and after their transition. The author stated that their one wish for trans awareness month was for peo...
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New Episode is UP EPISODE DESCRIPTION:Val & Kendra gush about their new favorite film, #BlackPanther Val tells a story about a #racist encounter and, as #educators, they each state emphatically why they will not be carrying guns in the #classroom.
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Black Panther is Both the Film We Need & the Film We Deserve
I feel like I've said this a thousand times but, I don't see myself in media. Light- skinned black girls with good hair are in film and television, in small doeses. They grace the silver screen as prototypes, not fully flushed out characters and not in abun...
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When Will Racism Leave Me Alone?
Photo credit: Kendra Berglund  What has the power to discombobulate, immobilize, cease and jolt you all at once? This is not the start of a riddle but a sincere question. One I had never asked myself until four days ago. I sat in a conference room with a ha...
When Will Racism Leave Me Alone?
When Will Racism Leave Me Alone?
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Teaching While Black
First day of school, walk into a room where no one looks like you. This is different from all those years past, where anxiety and questioning my right to be here have faded. My attempt at passing as an "acceptable negro" have departed because now I enter th...
Teaching While Black
Teaching While Black
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Shut Up & Listen Isn't Always the Best Advice
Photo Credit: Kendra Berglund Recently I posted on our All This Instagram that the best thing an ally can do is listen but during my TED Talk I explained that allys need to speak for us, with us, and about us, so if you are an ally and you're wondering what...
Shut Up & Listen Isn't Always the Best Advice
Shut Up & Listen Isn't Always the Best Advice
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During this time we don't need your F--kin Apology
Folks are having a real hard time watching their hero's fall from grace as these allegations come out but it's also revealing the larger class, race and gender disparities we have in this country. In the case of famous Hollywood actresses being included on ...
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What it is to Live with Racism & 5 Things that Make It Unforgivable
1.Racism makes you think you're crazy, losing your mind. This questioning of ones sanity comes from the gaslighting that so often accompanies microaggressions. When my colleagues used used the n-word and the others sat there without saying anything, it made...
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