Yasmine Muhammad

yasmine

Guest Blogger

Parent and Sailor, United States Navy

San Diego, California

Yasmine Muhammad is a sailor in the United States Navy and has been serving for eight years. Yasmine works as a mass communication specialist, which specializes in public affairs and visual information such as photography, journalism and videography in an effort to tell the Navy’s story to the general public.

She is the mother of two young boys and is currently in school working towards a bachelor’s in psychology. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia.

She blogs at Mother Sailor Awesome.

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Posted Feb. 23, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory Is Knowing That Knowledge Is Power and It Starts at Home

As an adult, as a mother and as a student I know that education is the key to just about anything. It is important for children to see the people around them striving to learn more, know more and be more so that they know that it is possible.…

By Yasmine Muhammad

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Posted Nov. 11, 2016
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I Joined the Navy at 19 and Never Thought I’d Still Be Enlisted 9 Years Later, But I’m Proud to Say I Am

Today, we honor veterans who have served honorably in our Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. For…

By Yasmine Muhammad

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Posted Dec. 23, 2015
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This Military Mom Is Right Where She Needs to Be This Holiday Season

As a military member and a parent, the holidays can bring mixed feelings. I am a Petty Officer in the…

By Yasmine Muhammad

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

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