Why Have YOU Ignored This?

I was bothered by the headline on the Chronicle of Higher Education article that came out, ‘We Can’t Ignore This Issue’: How to Talk With Students About Racism. Here’s the thing, in my classroom we DO talk about racism. I have to, it isn’t something you can afford to ignore when you work at aContinue reading “Why Have YOU Ignored This?”

The Politics of Face Masks

When it looked like we were going to need to wear face masks whenever we went out, I quickly went online and ordered some basic black face masks for my husband and I to use. They just arrived 3 weeks after I placed my order but in between placing the order and the black masksContinue reading “The Politics of Face Masks”

Oppression and Anger in a Pandemic

One of the things I didn’t expect to happen while starting a doctoral program was how angry I would be about…everything. The more I read, the more I learn, the more I really think about things, the madder I get. I asked a professor if I was supposed to get this angry about the worldContinue reading “Oppression and Anger in a Pandemic”

The Rainbow Connection

This week marked the end of classes for my second year as a full time instructor. Of course with COVID-19 and remote teaching, this year is not how I envisioned it ending at all. As much as spring semester feels like chaos every year (graduating seniors…that’s all I’ll say), I still love graduation. Meeting theContinue reading “The Rainbow Connection”

Adjusting to Teaching Online

I consider myself a fairly tech savvy person. I’m a former web project manager, I’ve been a webmaster, I have created and run countless web projects, but I wasn’t prepared for the sudden adjustment to teaching all my classes and taking all of my courses online. In my mind if I had time to prepareContinue reading “Adjusting to Teaching Online”

Sharing in the Time of COVID-19

Currently, I’m coming to the end of my first year as a doctoral student at Howard University. I have spent the last school year attempting to balance being a full-time instructor in the School of Business and a full-time student in the School of Communications in Communications, Culture and Media Studies Program. As I’ve startedContinue reading “Sharing in the Time of COVID-19”