Tafshier Cosby

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Tafshier Cosby is a proud Newark resident and billing supervisor for an international security company. She is also a family and community organizer for the New Jersey Black Alliance for Educational Options and chairwoman of the Parent Partnership Team at Newark Collegiate Academy, part of the KIPPNJ network.

Tafshier is a graduate of the YouCAN program at 50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now.

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Posted Jan. 19, 2017

I’m a Parent Fighting for My Children to Succeed

A parent first. That’s who I am, how I identify myself. My children are my pride, my joy and my…

By Tafshier Cosby

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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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