Remembering Booker T. Washington, November 14, 1915
THE BLACKMAN READ ALOUD HOUR PROJECT
To all parents of upper elementary and middle school-aged children who are currently learning virtually via the online network. To adults who struggle with literacy there also is way expand your reading capacity. Did you know that a key component of gaining strong literacy skills is having your child listen to a highly proficient reader? Yes, the read-aloud is one excellent tool in the pathway to building a child's literacy suitcase. One reason for my objective and goal was to offer this methodology of the read aloud to the social network. I choose to only read nonfiction historical books focused on our African American ancestors. I also felt that this could be a shared model of instruction. That's why you should listen along with your child whose literacy skills may be lacking to "The Blackman Read Aloud Hour Project." Not only will your child learn about his/her African American history but you can also spend time after the reading session to ask comprehension questions about what was read during the session. Since I read the books from cover to cover you will have sufficient time to have an expansive learning experience. During this time of classroom lockdowns and virtual learning our communities need to fill in the missing gaps of knowledge. Otherwise, our children will lose valuable skills to enhance their reading abilities. Besides, all the books I on my project are nonfiction texts which also is an area of weakness that our children are confronted with. Join me and share my project with others. My reading project is currently going into its fifth year on Facebook Live. I have touched tens of thousands of people during that time. See you everyday around 6:00 PM EST.
In Their Actions, My Voice The Montgomery, Alabama Bus Boycott The Trickle Of Justice Begins
The Time Is Now To Get What Is Due To Us
Now that the election is over and the Democratic Party has assumed control of the Executive Branch of our government, and, if the African American voters show up again in Georgia on January 3, 2021, for the senatorial runoff elections, the Democratic Party can control possibly both houses of upcoming Congress. Now is truly the time to cash that insufficient check that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. discussed initially on 8/28/1963 and again, during the final days of his life. The Democratic Party’s history in this nation is stained with the blood of our African American ancestors especially during the period between 1877 to 1965. When black codes, Jim Crow, terror, murder, and economic deprivation reigned supreme in the Southern States of this nation. That is why I am calling not on African American representatives to lead the cause for reparations because that should be a given. I am calling on the white elected majority of the Democratic Party to lead the fight for not only a full-fledged Reparations Commission but to ensure that the commission is run fairly and judiciously. Because if that happens I am assured as both the Brookings Institution and the United Nations have indicated the descendants of those African Americans harmed and those living African Americans will be compensated for the losses they incurred. It's time for our votes to count for something other than displacing Donald Trump.