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 Jan. 20, 2021

Amanda Gorman Is Climbing That Hill. Now if Only The Rest of Us Would Join Her.

Today at President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s inauguration, Amanda Gorman stole the show. Lady Gaga? J-Lo? Garth Brooks? No contest. This 22-year-old…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Jan. 20, 2021

I Don’t Know if Biden Can Heal This Nation, But a House Divided Cannot Stand

November 2016, I walked into my school building to students blocking their peers from coming through my classroom door. They said, “We’re building a wall,…

By Kelisa Wing

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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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