Archive for December, 2009

This is my reflection on the principle of Ujamaa – Cooperative Economics… The title of the post is a variation […]

Battle of the Sexes Redux

December 30, 2009 · 2 Comments

This is my reflection on Ujima: Collective Work and Responsibility For more than a year, I’ve entertained way too many […]

My reflection on the second principle of the Nguzo Saba of Kwanzaa is Kujichagulia – Self-Determination “To define ourselves, name […]

Fighting for Unity?

December 27, 2009 · 8 Comments

This is my reflection on Umoja, the first principle of Nguzo Saba of Kwanzaa… Does it make sense that fighting […]

Quit Frontin on Kwanzaa

December 26, 2009 · 4 Comments

A year ago, I began a series on Kwanzaa, this year I will finish it (thanks to all who remember […]

So for the past X months everyone who visits NYC finds it necessary to sing some part of Empire State […]

To me, the situation of urban education is much like the common cold, as technology advances, we find more and more options that tend to abate sickness, cover the symptoms, but still there is no cure. The biggest confusion that I see emerging around urban education is the highlight of a few successful schools in a city and mistaking that as the probable, that is what will likely happen, in the city as the whole.

As 2009 draws to a close, let us not forget that we celebrated two cultural phenomena: 20th anniversary of Do […]

A year ago, I did a tribute post to the late Fred Hampton on and one year later I […]

I am an African-American man. I am a heterosexual man. I am a middle-class man. These three statements are the […]