World Gone Wild

anita picAfter hearing about the two most recent shootings of black men in other states, as well as the shootings of five law enforcement officers and a few others in Texas, my heart and mind “double team” my thinking as I hear a persistent, painful inward voice asking both my heart and mind a series of questions.


Spiritual empowerment in schools

anita picAs a multi award-winning youth and social activist and pastor, I pledged from my heart to always leave space on my list of things to do to host social outreach programs that empower youth and teens. This is my passion and claim to fame as a recipient of over 130 awards for empowering youths, families and communities.


Moving forward with the Common Core?

hainesSince 2010, school systems across this nation have been altering their instructional programs to follow the guidelines of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with mixed results. The outcomes have been uneven for many of the same reasons that other past reforms failed to perform uniformly across school systems, with inadequate training time being chief among them.