Picture a youth soccer match where each team is equally equipped with shin guards, cleats, and an experienced soccer coach. You would say that’s level playing field, right? Well, what you don’t see and can’t quantify is the privilege chilling on the sidelines. One of the teams has a parent who happens to be a highly influential city councilperson in a city vying against other … Continue reading Your Privilege Is The Enemy of My Equity
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 November, now seem to be fading fast for children, especially for our most vulnerable. All the tax write-offs are in, and now, we are back … 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 the past year, racism has re-introduced itself to the public forum, no longer satisfied with wrecking our institutions for people of color behind the scenes. … 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 doubt that he was still for his people. His words, prolific yet prophetic, told of days that would follow his death and days that we’ve … Continue reading Bernita: The Grace Behind The King!
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 charter. We are community leaders. We are bloggers. We believe in the power of our voices, collectively and individually. So we offer to you this … Continue reading Introducing One Voice with a Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.