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Sarai A. Graves, CEO and co-founder of Eye of Da Chi Networks, is a project manager with over 10 years of experience in marketing, logistics, organizing, and event planning. She has worked on several youth initiatives throughout Illinois to close the digital divide and increase financial literacy for urban youth. Since 2007 Graves has assisted…

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An Ohio gym teacher lost his job and has been indicted on 36 counts of gross sexual imposition related to the alleged abuse of 28 first-grade girls. John Austin Hopkins was put on administrative leave not long after a parent notified school officials that his daughter sat on Hopkins’ lap at Clearcreek Elementary School in…

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Asbury Foster is a teacher, creative director, photographer, and father. He is an Atlanta resident and graduate of Grambling State University. Foster spoke with rolling out about fatherhood culture. What legacy are you leaving for your children and the children of your community? I want to touch, spark, and be an inspiration to the youth.…

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Applemania Cook Bradford is a passionate educator, a charismatic leader, an innovator wife, and mother. The Florida native is a two-time alumna of Florida A&M University. Over the past eight years as an educator in the Rockdale County School District in Georgia, she has been dedicated to cultivating, empowering and serving her academic community. Bradford is currently a doctoral candidate pursuing a…

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A teacher in East St. Louis faces jail time after allegedly punishing preschool students by forcing them to strip naked. The incidents occurred at a Head Start program operated by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, according to KMOV-TV. The 26-year-old teacher, who has yet to be identified by name, punished at least four students by forcing…

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The tale of teachers and sexual misconduct seems to occur more frequently in the news. But the story of kindergarten teacher Audra Elizabeth Mabel, 34, is disturbing because her activities included child porn featuring her own 1-year-old son. Until last week, Mabel worked as a kindergarten teacher at Spring Lake Elementary School in Altamonte Springs,…

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A White teacher decided to force Black kids to endure the trauma of slavery by holding a mock slave auction in a classroom. The incident took place last week at The Chapel School in Bronxville, New York, according to PIX 11. Rebecca Antinozzi, a fifth-grade teacher, organized a mock slave auction where Black students were placed in…

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Jasmine Edmonds, a teacher in Shelby County, Tennessee, was recently jailed after allegedly having sex with a student. Edmonds, 24, developed a close relationship with a 16-year-old male student that started innocently enough at Trezevant High School, according to WHBQ. Officials said the alleged incidents happened between Edmonds and the student between Nov. 1, 2017, and…

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The holiday baking spirit got totally out of hand at a high school in Atlanta recently. A spokesperson for Atlanta Public Schools (APS) announced that a teacher has been removed after giving out pot brownies during classes. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the staff at the school noticed that two students and a school employee…

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Marston Riley made national headlines after a video surfaced of him fighting with a student who had called him a racial slur. Riley, 64, was recently charged with a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a child following the altercation that took place at Maywood Academy High School in Anaheim, California, according to KCAL9. On Nov. 2, 2018,…

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Once again a teacher is in the news for assaulting a student, this time in Atlanta. Henry Coleman, a graduation coach at South Atlanta High School may face new charges after he body-slammed a student onto a table and began hitting him. Initially, the student faced charges for hitting the teacher, who stated he acted…

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A teacher’s decision to engage in an ongoing relationship with a student may cost the Charleston County, South Carolina, school system big money in a pending lawsuit. Back in December 2017, Jennifer Olajire-Aro, 27, was arrested after a student told another teacher that he was being forced to have sex with Olajire-Aro, his math teacher. It…

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