Nehemiah Frank is a young African American teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma and someone I am blessed to have met in my work around education story-telling and advocacy. He is also the founder and executive director of the Black Wall Street Times, an online media company that seeks to tell the history of Greenwood and north… Continue reading A Tedx Talk with Nehemiah Frank: Finding the Excellence Within
Meet these awesome sixth grade students from Sankofa Middle School in Tulsa, Oklahoma as they prepare for their Black History performance. I actually had the distinct pleasure of meeting these very same kids in September during a visit to Oklahoma and they gave me a sneak preview when they were just learning it. It is… Continue reading Tulsa Elementary Students Perform “I am Excellence”
By Deborah Gist On religious holidays, so many of us have family and faith community practices of rereading stories related to that holiday. On Independence Day, I’m not alone in the practice of rereading the Declaration of Independence. Many of us also take time out of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to reread selections from… Continue reading This Supe’s Speech on Racism Is What We Need To Hear From More Leaders. I Really Miss Her.
Sometimes it’s just good to find reasons to smile and schools are great places for that. So, we are staying away from the noise today and just taking a moment to enjoy the good stuff. I mean, we are about to celebrate Thanksgiving. And I’m thankful for all of this. Ms. Lundgren is back! It’s… Continue reading The Good Stuff: Some Reasons to Smile