Celebrate Juneteenth and Fort Mosé


It is unfortunate that most people do not celebrate Juneteenth because they either have never heard of it or do not know what it is.  So, here are the facts sbout a critically important date in American, not just Black American, history:


This Essence article blew me away because I had not heard of Fort Mose, have you?

Wow!  African American/Black history is so rich and filled with stories of courage, sacrifice, determination and a few victories along the way.  Fort Mose’ near St. Augustine,  Florida is just as important as Black Wallstreet in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Please share with you circle of influence:


Visit Fort Mosé in St. Augustine.  You can add this to your travel plans the next time you travel to Florida.  Or, plan a special trip to what is now a National Historic Site.  See the link below:


The more we know, the more we understand.

The more we understand, the more we grow.

The more we grow, the more we share.

The more we share, the more people we educate.

The more people we educate, the more power we acquire:

Truth is knowledge. Applied knowledge is power…

To apply knowledge, we form viable strategic plans.

Viable strategic plans are responsible for (just to name a few major accomplishments):

the Underground Railroad, Black Wallstreet, HBCUs, Mayor Harold Washington, the 40-hour work week, child labor laws, OSHA, public transit, the right to vote, Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid, Mayor Harold Washington, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, President Barack Obama, and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio.

As we keep working our strategic plans, we will also have victories that include:

Healthcare for all,  reparations, equal pay for equal work, dismantling of the prison industrial complex vis-a-vi…elimination of racial profiling, and equal justice under the law.

Get informed.

You are either part of the problem or part of the solution!

Low Performing Charter Schools in Georgia

There are some who believe that all charter schools are high performing and all public schools are low performing. Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, there are miserably failing schools in both categories and extremely successful schools in both categories.  So, do not make blanket statements.  Instead, do your homework AND:

1) Support your local school to insure its’ success:  Volunteer, tutor, donate school supplies or money, etc. The more you do to help kids in your community, the safer it becomes.

2) “Google” your local school board members to see how they vote on issues you care about. Then discuss your findings and/or ask questions on social media and you will learn even more.

3) Watch your local school board meeting on your local public access channel (in most areas).  Or, attend your local school board meeting at least once a year to meet the members and see what is going on.

We pay the salaries of school board members and all elected officials.  Therefore, we need to know what our elected officials are doing, hold them accountable, and vote them out when they do not act in our best interest(s).  Doing these things will allow you to know who to vote for in the next election when the school board members are up for election.  This is how you will know who should get your vote.

Below is a link to a popular Atlanta Journal Constitution article that is questioning why some of Georgia’s low performing charter schools are still open.  After reading the article, be sure to give your thoughts or comments.