Category Archives: Culture

Martin Luther King Is Dead Now: Should #BlackHistoryMonth Be Eliminated?

Should Black History Month Be Eliminated? That question gets asked every year around this time of year, when we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Some people go so far as to argue that if we don’t … Continue reading

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‘The Lowest White Man’ by Charles M. Blow| New York Times OP-ED COLUMNIST

As an African-American, I know that it is an extremely rare occasion, when the truth about racial division and discrimination in the United States of America is so openly and eloquently, and most importantly, understandably, offered for public consumption, as … Continue reading

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FiveStar #Review: Fire In The Water by Janice Ross #MondayMotivation #ASMSG

Chanel Bissett believed in one fundamental truth—the power of love. She’s adored and loved Zachary Marlowe long before she knew what life meant. And they’ve built a bond so strong that it is beyond untouchable. Or so Chanel thought… Rhys … Continue reading

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I Love #Chile: A Hopeful Romance, A Memoir, A History

Chileans love freedom. 200 years ago, Chile won her freedom. 500 years ago, Lautaro, a young Araucanian man, led his people to freedom. The Araucanian are the only Indian tribe on the American continent that forced Spain (1641), and Chile … Continue reading

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

0:11 I’m a storyteller. And I would like to tell you a few personal stories about what I like to call “the danger of the single story.” I grew up on a university campus in eastern Nigeria. My mother says … Continue reading

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Why Are The Dutch So Good At English? #ASMSG #edchat #bilingual

Ming Chen Chief Culture Officer, EF Education First Source: Huffington Post They’re overwhelmingly tall. They ride their bikes everywhere (without helmets). They’ve conquered sea level. And now, they’re ranked #1 in English. In the most recent EF English Proficiency Index … Continue reading

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#ASMSG Why Bob Dylan’s Songs Are Literature

How has Bob Dylan redefined the way we look at literature? His win is certainly the culmination of a lifetime of writing. No doubt, we are invited to expand our definition of literature. Further, we could begin to see a … Continue reading

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#FelizLunes How To Teach Literature: The Role of Close Reading In Teaching English Language Learners To Read Complex Texts #mondaymotivation #HappyMonday #Mondayblogs

    If what we read entertains us, speaks to us, or makes us aware of the human condition, then it is literature. How to best teach literature?   I share my knowledge about teaching literature, gained from 15 years … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Act: Exercise Your Right To #Vote on #ElectionDay

Are you registered to vote? I am. I was born in Louisiana at a time when, if you had the wrong skin color and tried to register to vote or cast a ballot, you might be forced to pass a … Continue reading

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The Story Of A Man Named #Valentine

All over the world, people celebrate Valentines Day. Nonetheless, few people know much about its history. Nowadays, it has become an excuse to spend money on flowers (roses), chocolate, romantic dinners and even more romantic getaways. Just another commercial holiday, … Continue reading

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