Stories of Noire (cont’d)

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Care

I was raised in a black community where I saw professionals at work. I had black teachers growing up who didn’t try to sugarcoat the world for me. I’ve had interactions with black civic leaders who modeled Black excellence. I […]

Spanish Department

You ever hear something so… I can’t even find the words, so….disturbing? So… I can’t believe they said that in a work environment? How do we address race in an office setting? What do we do when we now know […]

Conversation with TC (Part 2)

TC3 comes from a unique family legacy which includes 2 world-renowned musicians. As the son of William Theodore Carney II (Mr. C) and Trudy Pitts, TC3 talks about growing in the jazz community in Philadelphia. Watch Part 1 of this […]

Say It Loud…

Typically I like to set the scene for where I am mentally and physically when the topics I write about enter my mind. Today I’m just going to rip the bandaid off. Unpopular Opinion. BOYCOTTING DOES NOT WORK! When I […]

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An Ode to Educators

Whenever the topic of people experiencing their first, Black teacher comes up I’m always shocked by the responses. Some people I know have gone all the way to college without having a Black educator. However, I was one of the […]

Conversation with TC3

TC3 comes from a unique family legacy which includes 2 world-renowned musicians. As the son of William Theodore Carney II (Mr. C) and Trudy Pitts, TC3 talks about growing in the jazz community in Philadelphia. Watch Part 1 of this […]

To My Mother- Mrs. Killett

Dear Mother, To the mother that prays. To the mother that is always there. To the mother that loves to travel. To the mother who’s a fashionista. To the mother that has been a mother to many. To the mother […]

Shouting Out Our Teachers

The last year has taught many of us the invaluable work that our educators do every day. It takes an immeasurable amount of patience and tenacity to show up to one of the most important professions especially during a pandemic […]

Chaplaincy: The Gift of Remembering

Like many, I began my journey as a chaplain with a limited purview of what my work entailed. The work I witnessed before entering the field of chaplaincy was a person who visited patients to offer them prayer when preparing […]

Dear Mama

I want to say I know that not all of us are fortunate enough to experience the unconditional love of a mother. Understanding that circumstances often arise that leave behind motherless children was a concept that was foreign to me […]

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