Solomon Wilkins

Guest Blogger

Founder, Solomon Wilkins International

Oakland, California

Solomon Wilkins is founder of Solomon Wilkins International, an organization aimed at motivating youth towards success.

As a former student in the Oakland Unified School District, his passion for empowering students is based on his knowledge and experience in the community and the school district.

A first-generation college student, Solomon is a graduate of Humboldt State University and is currently a graduate student at St. Mary’s College of Moraga pursuing a master’s degree in organizational leadership.

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Posted July 31, 2015

Three Things That Guided This Oakland Student to Success

I’m a college-educated black man who grew up on public assistance in a single parent household. Most of my friends…

By Solomon Wilkins

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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