Support Group Awards Young Educators of Color at Second Community Assembly

Profound Gentlemen was featured in Creative Loafing Charlotte. Javon Thomas was among more than 200 or so educators attending the second annual Profound Gentlemen community impact assembly last Saturday, March 11, at Sedgefield Middle School in Charlotte. The organization, founded by Charlotte educators Jason Terrell and Mario Jovan Shaw, presented awards to several...

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Black Male Educators Need A Space To Feel Vulnerable and Empowered (And Super Black). This Is It.

by Shamar Knight-Justice on March 8, 2017 Originally Posted on EdAtlanta Less than two percent of our nation’s educators are Black males. That includes teachers and counselors and deans and principals and paraprofessionals and special education interventionists and P.E. teachers and whatever other infinite titles that impact students in school buildings. Two...

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We Need More Black Male Teachers Like Me

Co-Founder Mario Jovan Shaw was featured in the Charlotte Observer on the issue to promote more teacher diversity in Charlotte, NC. In this editorial, Mario suggested “As a seventh-grade teacher, I look forward to discussing the occasion with my students. As an African American man – part of just the...

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