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[…]
In this short piece, J. Tristan Hall shares his gratitude for having a Black Male Educator affinity space. Mr. Hall is an Assistant Principal based in Philadelphia, PA. He has been connected to the #BMEsTalk community for over 3 years.
In a fight for more equitable treatment of their children in schools, Black parents/caregivers’ complaints are being dismissed as illogical and irrational. This is not true for all schools but the very fact that it reigns true in some is too much. Our educational systems need to be “fixed”, some even suggesting that they should[…]