Ryann Michelle Dawson

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Chicago, Illinois

Ryann Michelle Dawson is 12 years old and lives in Chicago, Illinois. Ryann is an avid reader, theater nerd, and obsessed with strawberry pop tarts. Her ambition is becoming the first (or second) Black woman President of the United States. She is also her sister Maya’s BFF, protector, and Arch-Nemesis, and the favorite child of her parents, Brian and ShaRhonda.

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Posted Sep. 23, 2020

If I Hadn’t Been in Class the Day We Talked About ‘Rules,’ My Classmates Would Have Some Strange Ideas about Autism

In class a few days ago, we started reading the book “Rules.” The book is about a girl about my…

By Ryann Michelle Dawson

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Posted Jan. 15, 2021

After the Insurrection, It’s Time To Listen To MLK

Y’all know what, had education been done right in the first place then maybe we could’ve avoided this shit show called “Duck Dynasty: Civil War…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Jan. 15, 2021

We’re Not Even Close To Realizing Dr. King’s Dream

Two years ago I was fortunate enough to attend a showing of “Hamilton” in my hometown of Atlanta. A huge group from Atlanta Public Schools…

By Jay Wamsted

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Posted Jan. 13, 2021

As Grown-Ups Argue Over Reopening Schools, Chicago’s Kids Lose

Chicago Public Schools students are back in school.  Well, some of them are. It’s complicated, and getting messier by the minute.  WBEZ Chicago has more…

By Rob Samuelson

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