Detroit teacher says Black representation in schools has ‘revolutionizing effect’
DETROIT – Detroit teacher Quan Neloms is from the heart of Detroit and began working in the education system as a school volunteer in the late 1990s. Once thing he’s noticed since his journey began is the lack of Black men in the school system -- and, for the sake of our youth, that has to change. “The main thing is that we want to impress on Black men (is) that you are needed,” Neloms said. “Being involved in education, in the field of education as black men. The teacher also created an organization called In Demand, whose aim is to help older Black men make a positive impact on future leaders in the Black community.