Last week, a video circulated online that showed Patrick Harris showing a group of his D.C. Public School students how to properly wear a du-rag. Most who watched it saw a pleasant exchange between mesmerized first graders and a teacher giving them an extra life lesson. So, we talked with Harris to learn more about the video and what motivates his work.
A Michigan teacher was suspended, and later reinstated after teaching a lesson on Blackface.
Al Barron teaches at Monroe Middle School, and is set to retire in two weeks. Administrators deemed his lesson to be inappropriate.
Thursday night, 14-year-old Kevin Diaz was gunned down while walking to the store near his home in Chicago’s Marquette Park neighborhood. As he lie dead on the concrete, Christina Brown and her twin sister decided to take the tragedy, and use it to get through to their sons.
Singer/Actor Tyrese Gibson taught his adorable daughter Shayla a lesson on self confidence. In a video released by Gibson, he is shown instilling self-worth, pride, respect and love for oneself in his daughter.
“It doesn’t matter what they THINK of ME, I know what I think of myself. Repeat after me. I am amazing. I am significant.”