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Opposites Attract

Undeniably, men and women are different. Sometimes those differences are other worldly, hence the cultural classic Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. I'm from Planet Brooklyn and here is my poetic perspective. by Latasha Drax from Metamorphosis of Rhythm Got questions or comments about the poem or my latest collection? Leave a reply, … Continue reading Opposites Attract

The “I” in History

What I have learned from the culmination of these experiences is that black pride does not disavow whiteness, but it does give voice, vision, and a sense of victory to people of color seeking to identify with the "I" in history.

Wear Blue For Freedom

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Like most people, when I first heard the words "human trafficking," I thought of a faraway land devoid of law, order and common decency. I had no idea that it was happening in my own backyard. Sitting in an advocate's community meeting to raise awareness, I was in denial … Continue reading Wear Blue For Freedom

Why are all the Black Girls with Big Hair Sitting in the Back of the Classroom?

Should schools prohibit inappropriate hairstyles? I use this poll question in a Freedom of Expression lesson for a diverse body of high school students. Using Nearpod, students respond yes or no and then have an opportunity to post comments on its collaborate board, sort of like post-its. The responses are honest and insightful from a … Continue reading Why are all the Black Girls with Big Hair Sitting in the Back of the Classroom?

#NeverForget

* This article originally appeared in the Tropolitan--the school newspaper at Troy University. It remains an indelible memory for me. Seventeen years and I am still remembering 9-11 in the City that Never Sleeps. This past summer my son and I pounded the pavement of our native New York. My goal was to take him … Continue reading #NeverForget