If You Are Silent...

At my job I am tasked with being the “school culture leader.” This means that I plan events, measure data pertaining to the school climate, and be the authority on all things school (and Black) culture. I don’t mind; my heart lies in education and even more so Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and school culture.

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Laquasha Logan
Nothing But Love...

Anybody that knows me knows that my mom is my best friend. We do almost everything together, and if she doesn’t answer my call I put out a Facebook All Points Bulletin.

But she’s still my mother, and every once in a while she drops a gem that reminds me of how loved, valuable, and special I am.

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Laquasha Logan
Maia Could've Been Me

Recently, videos of teen star Maia Campbell have surfaced of her in a drug induced state. In one, Maia is seen begging for drugs and acting outlandishly. In another she is seen declining help from LL Cool J, her former co-star of “In The House.”

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Laquasha Logan
Respectability Politics...

I teach English in an urban school that serves 100% African American students. One of my favorite parts of my job is seeing my kids be their creative selves and explore everything from hairstyles to dance crazes. Almost every week they come in with a new phrase that I have to learn in order to keep up with them, and I consult them on whether I should buy the Jordan’s I think are cute.

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Laquasha Logan
Why I Didn't Wear Red

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate the women of the world for just being women. In its conception, I think it’s great, but I woke up this morning unenthused and feeling no urge to wear what I like to consider my favorite color. I couldn’t help but think that this day was just not made with me in mind.

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Laquasha Logan