It’s only February 5 and already this month is doing the most. Immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries were banned, people from all over the country protested, judges said “nah” to the ban, #45 got pissed; the DOJ said they’ll sue, the appeals court said “We SAID…,” Nicki and Drake are back together, Bey and Jay […]Read more "No. Black History Month Isn’t For Black People."
As I sit here staring at my computer, it is not lost on me the unique position that I am in. I have been given the God-given gift to put pen to paper in such a way that people actually listen (well, some do anyway). So it is also not lost on me that, in […]Read more "The Peril of Speaking the Truth: An Open Letter to My Fellow Educators"
Howdy Peeps. This edition of Hollimanspeaks is bit more serious than what I usually write but I hope you find some good in it anyway. I dedicate this post to the memory of Carrie Fisher, the actress who played the iconic Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, because she wasn’t just a bad ass on film, […]Read more "The Power of Transparency"
Family, I haven’t been this happy to see the end of a week since Nevuary 11 of last year. I mean, I’ve been sitting here for hours trying to put EXACTLY how I’ve been feeling into words and all I could come up with is “I no longer have the ability to can.” Just pathetic […]Read more "The “WTF, How’d We Get Here, Who in the Hell Left the Gate Open” Post-Election Weekend Edition"
The first time I ever heard this particular quote was when I was on mandatory sick leave after having a Lupus flare so bad that it sent me to the ER. I was taking an afternoon walk and listening to an episode of the TED Radio Hour on Disruptive Leadership that included interviews with Facebook […]Read more "The “Just Because You Failed Doesn’t Make You A Failure” Edition."
I know. Today is Sunday and, aside from getting ready for the work week, it is supposed to be a day of rest and relaxation. It should be the one day out of the week when no one should be discussing anything heavy, especially after the Thanksgiving Holiday respite. And, here I come, determined to […]Read more "The “After Thanksgiving ‘I wasn’t going to bring this up but…'” Edition"
Before some of you get all upset, yes, I used the word “finna.” I know, I know. “But that’s not a word!” Believe me, as an English teacher who wants to throat punch any and everyone who uses “conversate” or “irregardless” in a sentence I completely feel your angst. But, I live in the South […]Read more "Five Things Teachers Ought Not Try (The “What You’re Not Finna Do Is” Edition)"