A Little Extra iCash for The Holidays

This is a sponsored post and all stories and opinions are my own. Note: this program is for Illinois residents but your state may have something similar. ...more

This Should Tide You Over Until I'm Back

While I'm on a break from here, I'm working on things at Being Black at School as well as Our Digital Disruption. Here are some articles I've either written or have been written about me this year. ...more

A Quiet Update in November

This summer, after my generous friends made it possible for me to attend the Quiet Institute in New York City, I found myself in the midst of some huge life changes. Most notably, taking leave from my job to finish a book I had started. Second, to start a second book ....more

The Pact: Teen Brains & Drug Prevention

This is a sponsored post in partnership with WeAre Teachers. All opinions are my own. What's the best way to talk to your children about drug prevention and education? ...more

Reporting on the Racism at Work

I spent a few hours with a reporter yesterday and I hadn’t planned on spending that much time but that’s just the way it worked out. We had been meaning to get together to discuss several things for stories she’s working on, both personal and professional, though the lines on that blurred because of the things that interest her personally and manage to cross over into the professional. ...more

Fire Prevention Week [a review & some resources]

This is post is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org. Review and opinions are all mine. It probably doesn't seem very sexy to discuss fire prevention ....more

10 Things Schools Can Do for Black Students

We now have a Medium channel to spread the work of Being Black at School where this piece lives. I'm republishing it here as well as a resource for schools. ...more

HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This post is made possible by support from the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign. All opinions are my own. ...more

Thailand with The Exodus Road

"Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it's an early form of participation in what goes on." - Eudora Welty Back in June I traveled with other storytellers to Thailand ....more

Writing Roundup for August

I'm doing a lot of either freelance writing or writing to fill in for other people in so many place that I wanted to pull them all together in one space. First, my friend and the founder of EduColor, José Luis Vilson, took a much needed vacation and let Rusul Alrubail and me take over for the week. I wrote about both microaggressions and macroaggressions of my experiences in the public school system ....more
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