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Why We Must Return To Our Communties

“… I remember a man I knew well. We were right in the middle of a period of drought. To avoid starvation, several families from his village collected the little money they had left and gave him the job of going to Ouagadougou to buy food… On arrival, he had a brutal and painful encounter […]

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WFTF at Gardena High School for STEM Panel!

What’s up community? WFTF is dedicated to remaining visible to the youth following in our footsteps, whether this be in the streets or in the classroom. On November 14th at Gardena High School, Black Skeptics Los Angeles and the Women’s Leadership Project will sponsor a seminar that examines the lack of Black folk in the fields of […]

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What We Must Do In Response To The School Closures

In 2013 there is an attack on the Black man and woman in the United States of America. I’ve never felt more confident saying this in my lifetime than I do now but I don’t say it out of fear. I don’t say it in fear because we have been here before. There was a […]

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Congratulations to the 2013 Spirit of Sankofa Scholars!

Sankofa is a word of Ghanaian origin, which teaches us to look to our past and pave the way for those following behind us as we move towards our own future. I started the Spirit of Sankofa Scholarship last year to find those students who, like me in high school, have a true compassion for […]

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Black on the School-2-Prison Pipeline: The Cases of Salecia Johnson, Jmyha Rickman, and Kiera WIlmot

Meet Salecia Johnson. She is now about 7 or 8 years old and is already a violent criminal… but not really… not at all. However, last year when she was only 6 years-old, Salecia was treated like one. The Milledgeville, Georgia kindergartener at Creekside Elementary school was taught a valuable lesson after throwing a tantrum in […]

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The Soft Bigotry of Charter Schools: How Low Expectations for Leadership at Charter Schools Limit Students

Article by  guest contributor and friend of WFTF: “SIT DOWN!” I yelled at Justin. “You need to learn to follow directions. How can you expect to be successful if you can’t sit down and do what I tell you? Leaders follow directions and listen to their teachers.” As I heard myself repeating what other teachers […]

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Download Link –>Spirit of Sankofa Scholarship (2013 App)

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2013 Spirit of Sankofa Scholarship

Download Link –>Spirit of Sankofa Scholarship (2013 App)

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More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City (PART 2)

Following the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) decision, many assumed that the problem of inequality in educational opportunity would no longer exist. By mandating the elimination of the racially homogeneous, dual system of educational apartheid in the United States, the Supreme Court had worked to create a public education system in which African Americans were no […]

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SOSGTC Series: Paying For College

  Howard University- $41,000 Princeton University – $51,000 UCLA –  $27,000 (in-state), $50,000 (out-of-state) UNC- $38,000 (out-of-state) What’s going on all you soon to be collegiate masses and parents? Welcome to the Spirit of Sankofa Gettin to College Series. I want you to take a look at the numbers listed above. They represent the tuition […]

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