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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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Otha Thornton, Newly Installed President of National PTA

Otha Thornton, the newly installed president of National PTA (NPTA) – the oldest child advocacy group in our country – is a senior operations analyst with General Dynamics in Fort Stewart, Georgia. He is a retired United States Army Lieutenant … 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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Challenges for Military Families and Veterans

     Since the Civil War, our country has been celebrating Memorial Day, initially called, “Decoration Day” to remember those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  According to  Professor David Blight of Yale University, “the first Memorial … Continue reading

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“The Grinch that Stole Christmas” and Stole LIVES

While many were shopping and counting down the days before Christmas, devastating news swept across America.  This news contained few of the answers to the myriad of questions we would quickly ask, but gave more information than we could digest.  … 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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Senate ESEA Hearing and Department of Education

I recently returned from the exciting and dynamic discourse with NBC’s Education Nation as their panelist on “Stepping Up: The Power of a Parent Advocate”. Click here to hear the discussion.  Now I’m considering to go to a Senate Hearing … Continue reading

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