Pittsburgh!

Pittsburgh!  Below is an excerpt from Brother El-Mekki’s speech at a school choice protest in Pittsburgh.  This is one of those once in a lifetime speeches, that can galvanize the school choice movement.  I’m happy that I was there to capture it.  Below: El-Mekki Live from Pittsburgh! Pittsburgh. 00:05 special interest group you know weContinue reading “Pittsburgh!”

The Edupurist Podcast

The “Edupurists” Podcast.  (Click this link for the new podcast)  The Edupurist Podcast focuses on education in its purest form, the truth. The Edupurist podcast will shed light on the many issues that affect Black/Brown families. Each episode will focus on changing the narrative by using education as a catalyst for change. The goal isContinue reading “The Edupurist Podcast”

Open Letter to Senator Sanders Re: Charter Schools

Open Letter to Senator Sanders. Dear Senator Sanders, I get it. You are behind in the polls, and things are seemingly impossible. Senator Sanders, the magic in the bottle that you once had has escaped the bottle. Therefore, in desperation, you have to go out on edge to separate yourself from the other Democratic CandidatesContinue reading “Open Letter to Senator Sanders Re: Charter Schools”

Open Letter to Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig

Why the School Choice Hate? Dear Dr. Vasquez Heilig, I hope this open letter finds you at your best. I thought about the many different ways to convey this message, and I finally settled on writing you an open letter. I know you’re busy these days, eradicating the privatization of public education, as well asContinue reading “Open Letter to Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig”

Dear White People

Dear White People, Sometimes I am compelled to reach out to the rational side of white people. In doing so, I am either fooled or pleasantly surprised. Hopefully, today ends up with me being surprised.  It is my hope that this creates healthy dialogue for change.  Change begins with you deleting the word Nigger andContinue reading “Dear White People”

Black Folks Y’all Are on Your Own!

Origination of Black Folks Y’all Are on Your Own! I can’t take total credit for this. The title of this blog post was actually an underlying theme of the 8blackhands podcast. Dr. Cole, our esteemed “podmate” has been saying this for a while. It seems as though with everything that we discuss in education, BlackContinue reading “Black Folks Y’all Are on Your Own!”

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