4 Problems with Charter Schools

What Charter Schools Get Wrong

Charter schools are all the rage in many cities in American with high populations of Black or Hispanic people. They offer a solution to some students and parents who are seeking an alternative to public education that does not have the costs of a private education. Although they do get some things right, here are […]

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180 Journal Prompts for Students

Journal Prompts for Students

My students write in journals every day. We have about 180 work days so I decided to write 180 journal topics that other teachers can use. My students write five sentences or more using these prompts and have about 5-7 minutes to write. These journal prompts for students can also be expanded into essays with […]

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How to Buy a $1,000 Car

How to Buy a $1,000 Car

It is no secret that Blacks suffer from a low net worth. One of the biggest net worth killers is the car payment. I was the king of car payments but I gave it up when got serious about building wealth. Simply put, if you cannot pay cash for a car, you cannot afford it. […]

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The Decline of Black Fathers

I wrote this piece when I was invited to participate in a symposium organized by another teacher. This might help other teachers who are dealing with students growing up in a single parent household. Oscar Brown sang a song called Dat Dere. It is a jazz song. It was inspired by a visit to a […]

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I am African, not African American

Call ourselves African

What should we be called? Black people in America have always wrestled with what they should be called. Dozens of names have been given to the people in America who have roots in Africa. Negros, Black, mulatto, quarteron, octoroon, quintroon, people of color, colored, African-American to name a few. The last one is the one […]

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Manners: A Lost Business Skill

One of the most important business skills is manners. Today, few people practice them but they still go a long way. Because fewer and fewer people are utilizing them they may even prove to be a more valuable tool than yesteryear.  One of the reasons less people use manners in every day society is technology. […]

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Why I Gave up Black Consciousness

Black conscious

I gave up claiming support for Black Consciousness. At 30 years old I can remember images of what a conscious Black man did, said and how he acted. Before the internet boom Black Consciousness was something else. I remember seeing videos with my father of Public Enemy telling America to fight the power and that […]

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