Since the beginning of the Grammy Awards, African American musicians have had to claw their way into sustainable recognition. There is an old saying we were taught and Olivia Pope hears it from her father on Scandal all of the time, “We have to be ten times better, ten times faster, to get ahead.” Unfortunately, race does play a role in how people see … Read More And the Grammy nominations are???????
As an educator (ELA, History), it was profound and enlightening to know I was selected to attend Yale University this summer to explore the Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass. I have spent a week on campus, exploring, learning and living through the mood, feelings and thoughts of Mr. Douglass. This is a running blog post as I continue to add more photographs and … Read More Frederick Douglass, Yale University, Summer 2017.