Students With Cell Phones: Teachers Aren’t Paid Enough to Deal With That!

instructional time, kids are watching movie streaming sites, playing video games, scrolling social media feeds, and video conferencing with other students sitting in other classes in the school! ... As if the teacher is the one who’s out of line, students have the audacity to get an attitude when asked to do schoolwork ... in school. ... You would think the school could lay down the rules as to what is acceptable behavior during class. So why are teachers throwing their hands in the air in frustration and defeat? Are we to believe as a society we cannot contain our kids’ addictive cellphone habits? ... These classroom leaders are already underpaid for what they are being required to do, nevermind adding the burden of fighting smartphones for the attention of their students.

Is the Worst Enemy of Black America Her own People?

There has been a blind acceptance of Hip Hop culture as the blueprint for what it is to be a Black American; a culture that insists on portraying its people (mostly blacks) as drug dealers and users, alcoholics, hustlers, law-breakers, missogentists, irresponsible sex players, heartlessly violent, and unfaithful to their own family while ride or die faithful to the street “family”… yet, they seem to be oh so cool and imitate-able ... Where are all the admired hip hop brothers or sisters with good relationships, intact families, legit businesses, and amazing talents on display, who are not limited to rappers or street gang playas? ...

Parents, Our Kids Can’t Handle Smartphones and Social Media!

Why are we acting like we can't control this increasingly destructive trend of social media and smartphone overuse that is tearing at the social fabric of our lives? This applies to internet enthusiasts of all ages, but as often is the case, our young are more vulnerable and negatively affected by overexposure to the grown-up … Continue reading Parents, Our Kids Can’t Handle Smartphones and Social Media!

He only Has A Cell to Call Me in an Emergency … Yah, Right.

Parents, no more excuses. You must manage your child or teen’s smartphone and social media life. The fact that I have to include children under the age of 13 in this conversation is truly a mystery to me. For what reason would your birth-12 year old child need a phone, let alone a mini portal … Continue reading He only Has A Cell to Call Me in an Emergency … Yah, Right.