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Short Notes: Whereupon We Speak Our Truths and the Issue of Torii Hunter

March 14, 2010 Short Notes
Angels' Torii Hunter Screams at Umpire

A few notes: A great example of what happens when we try to control every little part of a staff’s speech in order to make them sound like they’re “normal.” [Vocalo] Google buys into Pi Day. [Mashable] An ed-techy’s case for pedagogy … in tech. [Box of Tricks] You ever wonder what Twitter would be […]

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Dear John: Where I Disagree With Legend

March 3, 2010 Jose
John Legend

Dear John Legend, Last night at the Avery Hall in Lincoln Center (NYC), you and Common headlined an awesome town hall between some of the brightest and influential Black / Latino men in education. The line-up read like a starting roster for a hypothetical NYC Black educator panel: David Banks of the Eagle Academy as […]

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Black History Month: The Importance of Arturo Schomburg and Why I’m So Steadfast on Quisqueya

February 26, 2010 Jose
Arturo Schomburg by Marcano García at Taller Borinquen

A few weeks ago, a few people asked me why I helped create the now annual event Quisqueya, a celebration of Afro-Latino history throughout the Americas at Syracuse University. Honestly, it had a tinge of selfishness: by then, I helped run a series of workshops dedicated to understanding the relationships between Blacks and Latinos at […]

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On Why It’s Lonely Out Here for a Black / Latino Teacher Blogger. Really.

December 15, 2009 Jose

A week or so ago, I ended a blog entry about my appearance at’s fundraiser likeso: While at times in that gathering, while chewing on some wonderful chocolate chip cookies, I mulled over whether a Black / Latino man severely outnumbered ethnically and culturally in the many educational arenas I’m involved in even really […]

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Notes from The Black and Latino Males in High School Forum

December 3, 2009 Jose
Black Male Student and Teacher Writing on Blackboard

On November 24th, 2009 at around 9am, I had the distinct pleasure of going to the NYU Metropolitan Center Policy for Urban Education Educational Forum. The topic was “How are Black and Latino males faring in our high schools?” hosted and moderated by Dr. Pedro Noguera, professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development […]

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Short Notes: Day and Age (and My Radio Show Appearance)

November 15, 2009 Short Notes
Sammy Sosa: Before

A few links: Long overdue shout-out to the latest edition of Education Carnival courtesy of I’m A Dreamer. [ImADreamer] Mom101′s response to the LA Times’ article about mommy bloggers is the best I’ve ever read regarding blogger relationships with marketers. [Mom101] Want a really cool poster to use in class detailing the difference between Left […]

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