Category Archives: Diversity

Marching Forward-By Brenda-Ms. Martin, If You’re Nasty!

The recent Women’s March on Washington  (Left Photo) – which included men, women and children- was categorized by some as, “one of the largest and most significant demonstrations for social justice in America’s 240-year history.”   Taking It to the Streets … Continue reading

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JROTC, Minorities and the Military

A recent article highlighted some troubling trends with Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) programs that target minorities for recruitment into the military-directly or indirectly. The Chicago Reporter points out that Chicago Public Schools is home to the largest junior … Continue reading

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Veterans of “armed forces” for Equality

While we remember our veterans for whom we are deeply grateful, let us also take time to appreciate those “veterans of the city wars” fought for peace and freedom.  In addition to those fighting in the U. S. Armed Forces, … Continue reading

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Increasing Graduation Rates

The average national graduation rate has risen to 80% from 78%, which was the highest it had been since 1974!  However, the goal of this president is to have that increased to 90% by 2020.  This is a distinct challenge … Continue reading

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Emerging Minority Leadership

The Emerging Minority Leaders (EML) Conference encourages the development of new PTA leaders who can succeed in building bridges to ethnically diverse families to engage with PTA. This conference is the premier family engagement program for training ethnically diverse leaders … Continue reading

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Blogging at 2013 National PTA Convention in Cincinnati

I am excited to serve as one of the official bloggers for the National Parent Teacher Association (NPTA) annual convention this week!  The keynote speaker will be Erin Gruwell – diversity champion, educator & award winning author with the Freedom … Continue reading

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Black Leaders Share Agenda with President Obama

During President Obama’s administration, many critics have accused Black Leaders of not stepping up to the plate in sharing major concerns of the black community with the president because he was a person of color. I appreciate Dr. Boyce Watkin’s … Continue reading

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