When Mommy is Daddy Also

Tonja Carter Houston- As Father’s Day quickly approaches, many children and mothers are preparing the perfect gift to give to their father and husband. However, some mothers and children won’t have a gift to give, because daddy is not around. According to research conducted by John Ifcher and Homa Zharghamee, “Among African Americans, over 70%…

More Than a Simple Game of Tug-of-War:

 How Individualism Guarantees African-Americans Will Continue to Lose in The Game During a recent attempt to explain to my students the benefits of collectivism in what has always been a highly competitive battle among racial/ethnic groups for politico economic power, I became frustrated by my African-American students’ insistence that they should be able to spend…

More Than a Simple Game of Tug-of-War:

 How Individualism Guarantees African-Americans Will Continue to Lose in The Game During a recent attempt to explain to my students the benefits of collectivism in what has always been a highly competitive battle among racial/ethnic groups for politico economic power, I became frustrated by my African-American students’ insistence that they should be able to spend…

A Neighborhood Is Not A Community:

The Primary Reason That The Black Community Continues to Fail at The Game of Life During a recent presentation that I delivered at the 30th Anniversary of The Texas Association of Black School Educators (T.A.B.S.E.) regarding confronting the “Cool Pose,” a Richard Majors construct that charges that African-American males envelope themselves in a nearly impenetrable…

A Neighborhood Is Not A Community:

The Primary Reason That The Black Community Continues to Fail at The Game of Life During a recent presentation that I delivered at the 30th Anniversary of The Texas Association of Black School Educators (T.A.B.S.E.) regarding confronting the “Cool Pose,” a Richard Majors construct that charges that African-American males envelope themselves in a nearly impenetrable…

Op-Ed Opinion -The Buck Stops Where?

By Loretta Brock  Fb -The People Hold The Purse Dr. Terry Grier, Superintendent of Houston Independent School District, so eloquently expressed in his interview published in African American News July 20, 2014, has given us many of his truths upon which we can have a fact based conversation concerning the education of minority children in…