Welcome back. Since May 2015, we’ve experienced transforming growth. We aren’t residents anymore. We are butt-kicking teachers who have completed our commitment to the Memphis Teacher Residency seeking to provide students with equitable education independent of their ZIP code, just like we began 4 years...

In last week’s Black History Month commentary by Michael Peterson II, the first line referenced the monumental Supreme Court case of Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1897) which created what would become known as the “separate but equal” doctrine.  This ill-informed case laid the devastating foundation of...

Nearly 51 years ago, on February 4, 1968 – and just 63 days before his assassination – Dr. King delivered his famous The Drum Major Instinct sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. (You may listen to the entire sermon here.) Excerpts from this...