When Living with Grandma Isn’t Accompanied by a Laugh Track

For fiction writers, adding multiple generations into a situation is a good plot tool. It creates natural and relatable differences of perspective and conflict. This set-up has become a part of recent entries into the primetime television market, Blackish and Cristela, that make the nation laugh and appreciate the nature of family. And, potentially, such…

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Exploring Educational Challenges in Black and Brown

Two recent reports are shedding light on the educational needs of black girls and Hispanic children and youth. Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity was published by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Women’s Law Center. During this milestone anniversary year for the Civil Rights Act…

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A Voice In This World

Welcome to my blog. As I sat and thought about my first post, and actually the whole community of people who have started blogs, a memorable refrain popped into my mind—“You are a voice in this world and you deserve to be heard.” I’ve always remembered it over the twenty odd years since I heard…

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