Monday, January 20, 2014

Dear Dr. King

Dear Dr.King:

Thank you much for moving mountains.  It is because of your "push" that I was able to become Dr. Cicely Denean Cobb.  Thank you for fighting segregation.  Thank you for being America's "Moses."

Last Friday, a student said, "Dr. Cobb,what are you doing this weekend?" I replied that I would be honoring MLK.  For, it was MLK that helped me become Dr. Cobb.  A student said, "Dr. Cobb, you could have attended an HBCU.  His peer said, "You don't understand.  Yes, Dr. Cobb could have attended an HBCU; however, during that era, the mainstream universities received more funding than black universities.  More opportunities were with the white schools."


Sunday, January 12, 2014


Dear Readers:

Please read the following article. I strongly blame both the parents and  K-12 teachers of the students noted in this article.  As an educator, I have seen the finger immediately pointed at the teacher; however, there is one important point that needs to be made:  Teachers educate these children; they are not the parents of these adolescents.

There is no excuse for this nonsense.  I am irate over this article.  I am a 1998 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Therefore, this article really hits close to home.  Marva Collins, a renowned educator, who was so irritated by inadequate schools that she started her own, dealt with this problem back in the 1980s.

When will we learn, America?  WHEN?

A Beautiful Story!

Dear Readers:

Please take a moment and read the following story:

Indeed, it pays to be NICE!