One of the hopeful things about the new Dunbar High School is the holistic approach to the project. There’s a focus on education but also on the environment surrounding the school. The latest example is a $95,000 grant to install approximately 6, 000 square feet of biorention cells that will hold onto rainwater. The grant was from the EPA and The Chesapeake Bay Trust. Not only that, the new green space will reopen O street which was cut off when the second Dunbar was erected in the 1970s.

Post on August 12, 2013
There are some things you dream about doing and one of my dreams is about to come true. This week I am having a book event at The Bunch of Grapes bookstore on Martha’s Vineyard. Why would an event on a small island in the dead of summer make me so happy? As a child I spent countless hours in that bookstore during summers my family spent on The Vineyard. MVY has a long tradition of being a summer haven for African Americans, all kinds of African Americans. Both of my parents were laid to rest in the Oak Bluffs cemetery on the island. And I hope my son will have many happy summers there. It is the closest thing I have to a hometown at this point. If you are on the island, please come!