Tag Archives: Education

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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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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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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Field History Profile: Black Education in the Rural South

In today’s Field History Profile, I am taking you back to the rural South in the early 1900s. Segregation is the way of the land and the way of the educational system as well. For a long time there were no opportunities for Black youth to seek a proper elementary or high school education. This […]

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Field Notes: 5 Quick Thoughts On Urban Education

What’s up, folks? For those who don’t know me personally, I go by yemioLo on the internets.  I majored in Sociology and Af-Am studies back in my college days and this year I’m working as a middle-school tutor at a charter school. Throughout the school year I’ll be bringing you quotes and observations from The […]

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The Day Obama and His Educational Initiative Shut Me Up

I am proud to announce that it has been done! Obama has shut me the hell up (for now) and I couldn’t feel any better! I am going to cut to the chase and tell you that President Barack Obama has signed an executive order known as The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for […]

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Debunking the Debunking of the Myth: Blacks, Prisons, Colleges

I recently saw a picture going around on Facebook addressing the age-old myth in The Field that there are more Black men in prison than there are in college. According to the picture (seen above), there are 824,340 Black men in prison or Jail while there are 1,444,979 Black men in college. While these numbers […]

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Field Community Profile: Greatness By Nature

What’s up all my Field People, Check out some brathas out there doing some great work out in The Field: I, Eugene Durrah, am the founder of the Greatness by Nature Company. I created this company to inspire, educate, motivate, and to improve the conditions of people in my hometown community of Compton, CA, as […]

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From Desk To Cell: One Youth’s Green-Brick Road to Prison

 Here’s the (hypothetical) story : Emmett Till was just born in a hospital somewhere in The Field. His mother passed away during birth and he is being raised by a single father. His father did not graduate high school because he had to drop out to support his new family. He is now employed in […]

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