Tag :culture

Posted on 25 Aug 2015
Credibility Counts!

Each day, I have the pleasure of observing factors that contribute to effective leadership. Lately I am paying deep attention to the concept of personal and professional credibility as a factor of effective leadership. ...

Posted on 14 May 2015
Where are the Creative Extremists?

I am a self-declared revolutionary. Don't be scared of that word. Revolutionary. In my first book (Tried & True: Revelations of a Rebellious Youth) I wrote that revolution "is not always about guns and bombs or large...

Posted on 13 May 2014
2 School 4 Cool: Making Intelligence the Popular Culture (Parents’ Guide)

To inform those who may not have seen the 2 School 4 Cool (Teacher’s Guide) blog, the 2 School 4 Cool initiative is a play on words to the common phrase “Too Cool for School.” It is a statement that exemplifies the...

Posted on 11 Dec 2013
Numbers Don’t Lie: The Jay-Z Philosophy and School Reform

News about the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) —an international survey used to rank the top 65 global economies in science, math, and reading—has been released and the U.S. is ranked #36. Ja...

Posted on 23 Oct 2013
Celebrating Milestones! Our Firm Founaation of Progress

If you unaerstand the beginning well, the end will not trouble you. Ashanti proverb   When we start a journey or enter into a new place, the first action we take is to orient ourselves. A ‘you are here’ sign helps ...

Posted on 28 Feb 2013
Remembering Who You Are: Strong and Mighty for Today

“We are people, of the mightyMighty people of the sunIn our hearts lies all the answersTo the truth you can't run from” Lyrics from the song Mighty Mighty by Earth, Wind & Fire      &...

Posted on 05 Feb 2013
Black History and Africa: Learning a Lot from Looking Back

Learn the past, watch the present, and create the future. Unknown               How many times have we heard, “Don’t forget where you come from!&rdq...