The feminist scholar and cultural critic, bell hooks in her book All About Love: New Visions (2000) tells us that, “when we work with love we renew the spirit; that renewal is an act of self-love, it nurtures our growth.” Many people don’t see love and work as compatible, but hooks insists, “I was convinced […]

I went to Shop-Rite a few days ago and there were signs that said, “Do your part, six feet apart!” I was looking for bananas and a few other essential household items. Most of the shelves were empty, a result of panic buying. Once I finally got on the express check out line, a woman […]

Here are some of my big takeaways for educators (and students) from On the Come Up, the sophomore novel by Angie Thomas. There are no major spoilers, but I do include plot details and character descriptions so read at your own discretion!  1. The School-to-Prison Pipeline A major theme of On the Come Up is the […]

How could you do us like that? This was my first thought after watching the Saturday Night Live sketch in which Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda plays a substitute teacher who tries to impress his students via hip hop. By “us” I mean teachers who are part of the #HipHopEd movement, a collective of educators who think deeply about ways to […]

My first book is about to drop very soon! Stay tuned for more info! #HipHopEd