5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Happy New Year! That was the chant across the globe 15 days ago. January first marked the end of the holiday season of good will towards man and the gifts of love that appeared abundant, since … Continue reading Gwen: WHY “NOW” MATTERS? BECAUSE 63 YEARS IS LONG ENOUGH OUR KIDS CAN’T WAIT NO MORE
I decided to check out my blog from last year’s commemoration of Dr. King and what I discovered depressed me. Not only have my feelings and fears regarding the direction of this country NOT changed, they’re enhanced with anxiety. In … Continue reading Vesia: One Year Later and Shaking My Head – Sorry, Dr. King
Martin Luther King Jr. was brilliant. His actions allowed him to capture audiences and move even the hardest of hearts. He sat in rooms with his enemies and shared his passion in a way that caused his hearers to never … Continue reading Bernita: The Grace Behind The King!
In August of 2017, I met Ms. A. Reddick at the Millions For Prisoner’s Rights March on Washington. She, like most people there, has a loved one incarcerated. In her case, it is her 20 year old son, Corey. L. Sutton, Jr. … Continue reading Vivett: “I Will Never Stop Fighting For My Son’s Freedom!”: The Corey L. Sutton, Jr. Story
My grandmother was the epitome of a dreamcatcher. She was born in a place and time when she was not expected to read. Yet her cousin taught her to read by drawing letters in the dirt with a stick. She … Continue reading Dia: The Sunken Place of Shattered Dreams
Welcome to One Voice! We are a group of education advocates, from New York to Miami, with diverse perspectives on the nation’s education of students of color, in general, and black students in particular. We are in schools, traditional and … Continue reading Introducing One Voice with a Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Like most women, I wear many hats: I’m a wife, a mom, a teacher, a writer, a fashionista, a songbird, a chef, an artist — and so much more. At the heart of all of these roles, I am a … Continue reading Vivett Dukes – New York