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Black History Today: Randi Jones-Gratton

by Marcus Harden

(Black History Today is published in collaboration with Rise Up for Students)

“In my culture, death is not the end. It’s more of a stepping-off point. You reach out with both hands, and Bast and Sekhmet, they lead you into a green veld where… you can run forever.”

The Black Panther

“I’m going to call your mom.”

Now, that’s something I say as an educator only when something has gone really, really well or really, really, badly! When it’s bad, every student involved feels their heart start to race and their eyes widen a bit. This was the case for Randi Jones-Gratton’s son years ago when I had to make that announcement, letting him know that I was calling his mom.

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