If you’ve been paying attention, (and I hope you have), systemic racism and its agents are being upended across North America. One space where the fight for anti-racist Black futures has long been waging is in our nation’s schools.
There’s a misconception of this current moment, a misplaced assumption that Black people have been waiting for white people to emotionally break open in front us. No, we’ve been asking you to be our co-conspirators in dismantling systemic and institutionalised racism. We’ve been asking you to sit in the discomfort that comes with this work.
Who doesn’t love fried chicken? Fried chicken, rice and peas with coleslaw was a constant for me growing up. Yet, it can be too much work with a lot of wasted oil. Enter: oven-fried chicken. You can save time, oil and your commitment to healthy eating with this recipe. This recipe works whether you are gluten-friendly or gluten-free.
All across the world, millions of parents find themselves thrust into the role of ‘teacher’. Yet, let me state unequivocally that you are not your child’s substitute teacher. Your home is not a school and your focus shouldn’t be on ensuring your child doesn’t “fall behind”. This is not the time to compound uncertainty with learning anxiety.
After toilet paper, our food supply is potentially the next shortage many of us are facing. Going out to buy groceries is akin to entering the coronavirus battlefields; no idea what you will arrive to find or what price will greet you when you get there. Rather than rushing to the grocery store to grab that missing ingredient for the ideal dish, we’re making what we can with what we have.
Last week, Black Enterprise magazine published an interview with COO of Facebook and CEO of Lean In Sheryl Sandberg. It was rooted in the fact that Sandberg’s Lean In advice has fallen flat for most women, and more specifically for Black women.
She’s complex, jarring at times, expressive but shy, and happens to be a writer, actor, director, educator, executive director, wife, and a business owner.