William J. Barber II. Cornell West said “The William J. Barber II is the closest thing this generation will have to a Martin Luther King, Jr.” Watch his interview on The Daily Show. He left his job as head of the North Carolina NAACP to lead a new Poor People’s Campaign: poorpeoplescampaign.org. What’s the “Snake […]
Herewith the words of some 9th and 10th grade NYC public school students the morning after the election, November 9, 2016. They are responding to the question, “How are you and your family affected by the election of Donald Trump (DT)?” “My family is affected by the fact that DT does not like Mexicans, […]
As a Book, I’m humbled to be the first paperback athlete to stand on all three levels of the podium. I had to clone myself with a 3D printer in order to achieve this. I would like to thank my team*, my coach* and most of all, myself, for getting me here today. Also, […]
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Humble thanks to the National Indie Excellence Awards. This is the third award for “Yo Miz!” and the first GOLD. Note to Trump: Not tired from all this winning. You’re welcome.
This is a great program for our public school kids. Last Saturday, we heard them play in the recording studio at Rose Hall right outside Dizzy’s Club. They played arrangements of music by Mary Lou Williams, Ellington, Mongo Santamaria, Scott Jopliin, Horace Silver and Lil Hardin’ Armstrong (Louis Armstrong’s amazing wife). Eli Yamin conducted, energized […]
The Benjamin Franklin Award is awarded by the Independent Book Publishers Association. It’s a biggie in this burgeoning field. The awards ceremony were held last weekend in Salt Lake City. So… “Yo Miz!” won the silver. Not the gold. But who wants gold, anyway? Ben looks better in silver. Jefferson looked better in gold. […]
Cinque Henderson, in the New Yorker, points out that we need Obama to become an inner city high school teacher…when his current job contract expires. I have a few questions: Will he need to be fingerprinted? Does he have to take the ASW exam? Will he be required to attend the child abuse workshop? Who […]
Just learned that Yo Miz! is a silver winner and nominated for the gold for Best New Voice: Non Fiction by the prestigious Independent Book Publishers Association. The gold award will be announced at their Gala on April 8 in Salt Lake City. This is a biggie. I may go, just to listen to the […]
Excerpt from The Academy of Environmental Science. The Department of Education had loosened the guillotine. They were closing the school for low achievement – even though it had shown improvement. Although, at first glance, it seemed like a chaotic place, I was amazed at the depth of environmental teaching and learning in this so-called “failing” […]