Shawnta: So You Let Black Boys Wear Dreadlocks, but When are You Going to Stop Kicking Them Out of Class?

I appreciate the transparency of my fellow Indy K12 writer David McGuire. He is the principal of Tindley Summit, and he recently shared that he used to believe their previous hair policy was right. Up until this school year, at Tindley schools, boys had to keep their hair a certain length which eliminated hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks, and twists.  In his article, he stated: … Continue reading Shawnta: So You Let Black Boys Wear Dreadlocks, but When are You Going to Stop Kicking Them Out of Class?

We’re Back! Happy New Year From One Voice

The special occasion champagne flutes have been long tucked away in the china press filled with pretty things that go ever untouched and the newness of the new year burned clean by January 2. If you are a black woman in America and have watched the news for any length of time, it’s possible you were triggered by the stories of physical and sexual violence … Continue reading We’re Back! Happy New Year From One Voice

Shawnta S. Barnes – Indianapolis

Mrs. Shawnta S. Barnes, M.S. Ed Library/Media Specialist, MSD of Wayne Township Adjunct Instructor, Marian University Kiplisch Educators College Education Writer, Indy K12 & The Educator’s Room “We read…to make meaning of our lives and to connect to those who have come before us and those who share the planet with us. We read to do our jobs, to learn, to explore, to adventure, to bring order to chaos, to open … Continue reading Shawnta S. Barnes – Indianapolis