Dear Black People, Your Savior and Oppressor Have The Same Blue Eyes!

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~Shemeka Michelle Movies such as “The Blind Side” will have many people believing in the great white hope! However, the savior mentality between Blacks and Whites actually go back further than that. Many African Americans grew up in a home believing in a white Jesus with blue eyes that was memorialized in a picture on the wall.  When we thought …

Who Am I……. WITHOUT Fairy Tales??

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  ~Christina Clark     I went to visit my professor before going to Ghana and she said you are so lucky to be able to put your life on pause. I was kind of taken back by the statement. I thought to myself how unhappy a woman must be to want to pause the life she had been dreaming …

Dear RESEARCH TRIANGLE CHARTER ACADEMY, What Happened?

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Dear Research Triangle Charter Academy,  When my oldest daughter started kindergarten in 2001, I felt like the luckiest mom in town. The atmosphere of the school was such that, her dad and I felt like we were receiving a private education experience at no charge. Now we feel like middle class parents who have our children enrolled in an inner …

Why I Was Banned from My Children’s School

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~Shemeka Michelle   I walked in the door confused and concerned. I had just received a message that my daughter had been kicked out of class but received no other details. I decided that I would go to the school; prepared to discipline my child if necessary or take a stand if warranted. Either way, I definitely wanted to get …

Shemeka Michelle v. Board of Education

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Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, America still has a long way to go! Although we all have a right to be educated equally, that is failing to happen. America falls so far behind many other nations. Many point the finger to today’s generation lackadaisical attitude towards learning. This is definitely a factor. However I would be remiss …