Make America Great…Again?

Make America Great…Again?

“Make America Great Again” is the slogan that put Donald John Trump into political office. However, from that time until now, Number 45 has cunningly avoided specifying when America was great, nor has he said what made it great. There is really no need for him to do so.  Not when his cynical dog-whistles recall […]

Alicia Keys Is a Girl on Fire

Alicia Keys Is a Girl on Fire

On Sept. 4, 2012, singer and songwriter Alicia Augello Cook, known professionally as Alicia Keys turned a fresh new page for female empowerment with eight simple words, “She’s just a girl, and she’s on fire.” The “just” in her lyric appears almost as in satirical form. As if the presence and essence of womanhood could […]

A Difference of Reality

A Difference of Reality

Children from disadvantaged households and violent neighborhoods often do less well in school than peers from more economically comfortable backgrounds. Researchers have documented this repeatedly – in studies of individual children and through comparisons of schools, districts, states, and nations. Savage inequalities describe the striking differences between public schools serving students of color in urban […]