This chapter book for 9-11 year olds shares the world of travel through the eyes of a curious, intelligent young man who is on the cusp of a grand, life-altering journey. Lenox Takes flight is available on Amazon, Target online and where most books are sold! Learn more at http://www.lenoxtakesflight.com
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Michael Franklin is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. He also majored in African American History and Philosophy with the hope of one-day
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I help schools manage conflict and build social capital by equipping leaders with Restorative Practices tools and guidance.
About Carlos Gonzalez, Jr. | Insurance Agent My team and I are committed to serving our community by creating an atmosphere of trust and enjoyment.
The African-American Women Nurturing and Giving Each Other Life (ANGEL) Network was founded in 2001 to educate women in southern Colorado about cancer, early detection, and access to screening services.
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I am retired but am still active doing research and writing. I have a new book just released by Temple University Press titled: Black Identity Viewed from a Barber’s Chair (2021).
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D11 Scott elementary, PE and coach
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Dr. Prince has been an active supporter of the black community. Going out of her way to educate individuals in a new perspective that brings different style of learning to her classroom.. Pikes Peak Community College
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Rosemarie is a national expert on implicit bias and culturally responsive practices, speaking at conferences across the country. She is a respected keynote speaker, presenting on Implicit Bias, Racial Equity, Inclusive Practices, Culturally Responsive Practices, Cultural Competence, Micro-Aggressions, Disproportionality, Privilege, Power and Intersectionality, etc. She also has the distinct honor of being appointed as a “Global Leader” connecting with world leaders in early childhood across the globe. Rosemarie earned her B. A. from California State University, Long Beach, Master’s of Education from Lesley University and Doctorate in Equity and Leadership in Education at the University of Colorado, Denver.
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The superintendent is responsible for day-to-day operations and the organization of our school system. I have the privilege of supporting over 3,500 scholars and 500 staff.
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With an “S” on his chest, Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico Munn, is the representation of what it is to be a real black superhero.
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Hillside Connection: Leveraging the game of basketball to create pathways to opportunity for kids in Southern Colorado Springs.