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Liberated Genius founder Dr. April Warren-Grice shares her experiences, advice and stories of struggle, compassion and truth that comes with being the work all right here in her blog. Laugh with her, walk with her, be motivated and changed by her as she shares what's on her heart and mind.

Dr. Michele Foster says, “We Honor You” to Black Educators in St. Louis, MO and Beyond!!

February 6, 2020

On January 26, 2020, we thanked and celebrated 75 Black educators for their presence, energy, and service at the second annual Celebrating Black Educators 2020 experience. Too often, many people discuss the need for more Black educators, but fail to consider how we arrived at this point and the challenges they face. Listen to the personalized…

Black Panther: A Reflection of Blackness

September 19, 2018

The movie Black Panther was a hit for multiple reasons, one is because Black folks crave to see themselves represented in a positive light doing innovative and meaningful work. When the entire world saw these superheroes, it resonated with the hearts of Black people deeply, because it is what we’ve always known to be true—we…

Show Don’t Tell: Decolonize your classroom, syllabus, rules, and practices

September 13, 2018

You say you are trying to be socially just? How? Does your classroom, curriculum, rules, and actions match your words? What are you doing to be intentionally socially just? It’s not enough to talk a good game. Actions speak louder than words and we must be intentional by focusing on what we want as opposed…

Calling All Dreamers

July 18, 2018

From Guest Blogger Ana Vargas Capistran, Learning Contigo, Founder and CEO To the dreamers that are still dreaming out there: Don’t forget that we were once in harder times. Don’t forget that there was a time when we didn’t even exist to most people. Don’t forget that we were babies when we came in to…

Why My Sweet Valley Twins Were Two Pretty Black Girls

June 12, 2018

From Guest Blogger Dr. Kelly Byrd, Love for Literacy, Founder and CEO As I was looking for content and resources to add to my website, I stumbled across an article on the Lee and Low Books website. The article was titled, How Common Core’s Book Choices Fail Children of Color. I will be honest, I…

A Lunch and Learn Recap

May 3, 2018

Are you ready to move from theory to action?  One of the questions asked at the lunch and learn was, “how do you deal with teachers who are resistant to buying into and valuing culturally relevant pedagogy?” Dr. Ladson-Billings reminds us that everyone does not have to agree or get on board to get started.…

My Flaws are FOR me!

March 30, 2018

As I watched the interview I completed for The Voice: Advocacy for Equity: Extending Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Predominantly White Suburban Schools, I cringed in embarrassment. Ugggh! My posture was horrible, and I repeated myself too much. Leave it to my inner critic, I didn’t think about the fact that I was chosen because people…

18 Questions Parents of Color want to ask Educators

February 9, 2018

After getting off the adjustment table at the chiropractor’s office, I began completing my exercises before leaving. As I prepared to leave, I noticed one chiropractor adjusting the other. The first doctor lay on his stomach as the second doctor began to “crack his back,” or provide spinal manipulative therapy, which is designed to relieve…

D.O.P.E. Black Moms and their Liberated Genius Black Daughters

January 26, 2018

I was elated to walk behind little geniuses, Lauryn Donovan (pictured left to right), age 15, her mother Tracye Donovan, Mia Coleman-Hawkins, age 11, and her mother, Tamishio Hawkins on January 20, 2018 at the St. Louis Women’s March. Lauryn was the youngest speaker in 2017, and Mia was the youngest speaker this year. While…

Liberated Genius T-Shirt Order

January 10, 2018

Each shirt is $15 and can be picked up at our Mōz’s Kitchen Event event in February 2018. If you are unable to attend, please let me know and we can make arrangements to get your shirt to you. Loading…