untitled 05 — 04.28.2018 (GT)

The culmination of one chapter has marked the beginning of a new one. In collaboration with a team of amazing human beings, including my co-facilitator Cindy Matute-Brown, I was blessed to open and share space with 300+ educators of color at the 2018 “Minority” Leadership and Recruitment Conference. Here is a small glimpse of the…

untitled 06 — 03.21.2018 (IO)

Even my strivings for taking breaks seem to have an organizational and revolutionary character to them. As I stomped through the 3-day old snow crunch that landed on the South Mountain Reservation in early March, I was reminded of how Maroon communities (Africans who escaped enslavement and managed their own independent communities) must have felt…

untitled 05 — 02.20.2018 (GT)

The aroma of fresh roasted Ethiopian coffee beans filled the air, as “Africa Must Wake Up” played in the background of this Newark coffee shop. The song struck my attention having played it on repeat, only the day before. It was no coincidence. My brothers Jim Boice and Ikechukwu Onyema joined me for a meal….

untitled 04 — 02.02.2018 (IO)

Am I achieving the string of special moments that I fondly regard as education? Where my students derive critical insights from a sustained commitment to intellectual inquiry as well as a maturation of consciousness? Do they feel driven to act on what they have learned– not simply because ‘it’ has been ‘assigned’ to them, but…

untitled 03 — 02.02.2018 (GT)

Two Words.   Elite System. Divided States. Horde Wealth. Rat Race.   Class Warfare. Violent Control. Own Bodies. Sell Souls.   Screen Age. Stop Movement. Hold Power. Keep Shooting.   Killers Rule. Victims Blamed. Take Glory. No Shame.   Rip Ravage. Ruin Reap. Roll Right. Righteous Reek.   Forced Labor. Devour More. Brutal Conditions. Rotten…

untitled 02 — 12.28.2017 (IO)

The SOUL Era is planning another hit workshop on the following topic: “Think Global, Act Local.” This opportunity couldn’t come at a better time since we’re in an age where educators have the potential to seize our political initiative and combat the pernicious effects of racial capitalism–at an international level. I built with fellow teacher…

untitled 01 — 12.28.2017 (GT)

On the cusp of a new year, all the blessings that ignited my passions converged into a day of straight fire. The morning started with my union brother (Abdul) speaking about faith, family, and work. My soul-collaborators (Ikechukwu and Erika) flooded the space with brilliance as we designed our “Think Global, Act Local” session for…