During Black History Month, we here at Great School Voices are recognizing the SoBEO Black Excellence Awards honorees. The 8 Black Hands Literary Society and Book Club was the National Influencer awardee at the 2022 SoBEO Black Excellence Awards.
Black Excellence: Cesley Frost
“As an educator, I’ve made every effort to ensure daily moments of success for my students.”
SOLD OUT: Join us for the 2022 Black Excellence Awards Tomorrow on YouTube
In a year of devastating loss within our community – our founder Dirk and our peerless advocate Rachel Willis Henry, among others – we are honoring their spirit and endless drive for our Black children with tomorrow’s 2022 Black Excellence Awards. It’s a time where we will hold space for their memory and legacy by…
SOBE RANTS: Are Allies in Education Getting in the Way of Black Excellence?
The following post is from your host of SOBE Rants, MarQuis Evans, and is intended as an introductory companion piece for the next SOBE Rants podcast . Follow Quis on this journey by subscribing on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify!
On top of there being a shortage of teachers overall, there’s critically a lack of cultured educators who possess the ability to effectively educate our scholars. Due to this, many of our schools that provide service for our scholars blessed with melanin superpowers are populated with educators/administrators who claim to be “allies” to provide quality education for our scholars, but are slick getting in the way of their elevation. Willingness to educate Black scholars, however, is not the only ingredient required to get the job done. For quite some time now, Black educators have been voicing that our “allies” are unintentionally getting in the way, and make decisions that ultimately result in the miseducation of our Black scholars. This leaves us Black educators furious, feeling unheard, and thinking out loud, “What in the pumpkin pie is going on here?” #TakesShotOfDrink
SAVE THE DATE: The Return of SOBE Rants on Tuesday, May 24th at 2:00 AM PST!
We relaunch SOBE Rants next Tuesday, May 24th, with our brother Marquis Evans at the helm!