“This is a space and place where you can be yourself and stretch your soul” These words were shared by JT Hall, an Black male assistant principal in Philly, during a BMEsTalk virtual happy hour for Black men in education. Pause for a moment, then reread the opening quote. Now, imagine how Mr. Hall felt[…]
When I moved into my dorm freshman year, my building sat on the 4th and Bryant Streets corner. I remember my mother taking a picture of the sign. She had a tear in her eyes. I was her first child, that she would move into college. My dad and my sister were more concerned with[…]
Ok, I am just getting ready to wind down at the end of a long day. I have my bowl ice cream (small one that is, because I’m watching my calories), I got my pillows set up just right, and I just hit play on the iPad to watch another episode of Genius: Aretha Franklin[…]
According to the US Department of Education, 50% of students receiving public education are nonwhite. Studies show that Black students with same-race teachers are 13% more likely to graduate from high school and 19% more likely to go to college, and less likely to require disciplinary action such as suspension or expulsion. Black teachers make[…]
Being a Black male educator working in a public school doesn’t necessarily mean I am qualified or have the expertise to lead a conversation about race and equity. However, it’s something I have been asked to do along with many other Black Male Educators. We often find ourselves taking the lead either by choice, request,[…]
BMESTalk is “a space and place to stretch your soul.” These words were spoken by J. Tristan Hall, a Black male Assistant Principal based in Philadelphia, during a BMESTalk Happy Hour last December. J. Tristan’s comments are an indicator that BMEsTalk is living up to its vision statement – to inspire Black Male Educators to[…]
In this video, Ayodele Harrison, Senior Partner of CBV and Director of BMEsTalk, shares his gratitude for his team of BMEsTalk CHAT moderators. Andre Daughty and Darryl Diggs, 2 of the 5 moderators, then describe how their experience as chat moderators have positively impacted them personally and professionally. What are you grateful for in 2020?
During a recent recording of the podcast, The Rewind presented by BMEsTalk, our Senior Partner of Education, Ayodele Harrison, took a moment to express his gratitude for the 5 Black Male Educators who helped to take the work of BMEsTalk to the next level. The two BMEs on the recording, Andre Daughty and Dr. Darryl[…]