Water is Life

Residents of Cape Town have been living with strict water consumption restrictions, about 50 litres (or 13 gallons of water) per person per day. According to data provided from the U.S. Geological Survey website, on average, Americans use about 80-100 gallons of water per person per day. Imagine just being allotted 13 gallons of water per day to bathe, brush your teeth, cook, hydrate and do anything else you need to do that involves water?

Uplifting Forgotten Mujeres: The Story of Activist & Combatant Yolanda Guzman

After Bosch’s expulsion from the country, Guzmán participated in several protests. She visited jails and brought political prisoners food as well as helped single mothers gain access to sewing machines, milk and bread for their children. She told her mother Doña Beatriz of her plans for the revolution and would often entrust her with preparing and delivering food to political prisoners and revolutionary leaders.

#Blackgirlmagic: Young Black Girls Securing the Bag

Here are 10 Black entrepreneurs pursuing their passions all while getting that shmoney (Cardi B. voice)! I wonder how many budding entrepreneurs are sitting in your classroom? What will you do to support them with their endeavors? How can you provide them with learning experiences that will bring out their inner hustler?

King’s Legacy: A Pacifist, A Revolutionary or Both?

While yes, technically, legal segregation is over, New York City remains one of the most segregated school systems in America. In fact, we are more segregated today than schools were during the start of the integration movement. We also have a rampantly racist President in office who recently referred to Haiti, El Salvador and all the countries in Africa as “shithole”, but we can sit wherever we want on a bus so, you know, everything is alright and Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream has come to fruition.

The Radical Possibilities of Love

As someone who has worked (and is still working) to develop a healthy sense of who I am and to detach my sense of worth and love from others, I have long thought about what teaching self-love would look like for my kids. I was able to answer some of my questions when I worked as a Social Action Teacher at an elementary school in Washington Heights last year.