Celebrating UMI at 50 with Vintage Video and Images

Celebrating UMI at 50 with Vintage Video and Images

First Preschool Student Book

First Primary Student Book

First J.A.M. Jesus and Me Student Book

First Juniorway Student Book

First inTeen Student Book

First Young Adult Today Student Book

First Urban Faith Student Book

First Direction Student Book

First Precepts for Living Commentary

UMI Corporate Building

Groundbreaking in 1995 for Current Corporate Building

First UMI Location: Dr. Banks' home

Second UMI office location

Third UMI office location

Homeschooling, Learning Resources & Blog

Homeschooling, Learning Resources & Blog

I’ve read about moms who have known since their kids were toddlers that they wanted to homeschool. That wasn’t the case for my family. Until recently, both my two boys have always been in public schools.  Our journey to homeschooling came by way of a lot of personal issues that we couldn’t have predicted. Honestly, I never considered it before now. But here I am and, actually, I’m starting to wonder why I waited so long. I wanted to do this column to provide resources and encouragement to others who find themselves in a similar situation. I’ll be writing a new post each month (or more if time permits) with an update on how we’re doing, adding any new resources I’ve uncovered, and sharing tidbits about homeschooling that I’m learning along the way.

— Shari

SHARI’S BLOG

10 Things I’ve Learned from Homeschooling

It has been six months since we started on this journey with our 14-year-old son, who began a home-based high school curriculum last fall. I’m no expert by any means, but you’d be surprised how much several trials by fire in a short amount of time can teach you.

Our Homeschooling Journey Begins…

Anxiety and depression can wreak havoc on a teen’s educational goals. I’m glad we took a leap of faith and listened to our son.

Urban Faith #YourVoteMatters Guide

Urban Faith #YourVoteMatters Guide

Michelle Obama:
When We All Vote


Video Courtesy of When We All Vote

What African-American Voters Are Looking for in 2020 Candidates


Video Courtesy of Bloomberg Politics

The presidential election season is heating up! Black and brown people need to be #woke and on point — voter suppression is real. Bring your ID, even if you don’t think you’ll need it. No ID? VoteRiders can get you one. If there is a Black wave coming, we all need to be proactive. Are you registered to vote? Find out in 30 seconds at Vote.org. Need more information? The National Association of Secretaries of State has state-by-state information on where to vote. Some states allow you to register online.

Not sure how to vote? These PDF downloads will get you up-to-speed:

Black and/or Civil Rights Voter Drives
Black Voters Matter Fund
Electoral Justice Project: The Movement for Black Lives
#Wokevote18: African American Voter Registration, Education, and Participation
NAACP Voter Registration
Your Vote Your Voice
When We All Vote

Did we miss one? Email us at [email protected].

Get a Free or Reduced Ride to the Polls
The Ride to Vote: Use Lyft to Exercise Your Rights


LATEST NEWS

Pumps and Politics 901

Marissa Pittman wants to demystify politics for young women of color. She started an organization in Memphis called Pumps and Politics 901 to encourage young women of color to run for office and get involved in every level of the political process.

Takeaways from Mississippi’s Senate runoff

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith’s victory was never really threatened by Democrat Mike Espy in Tuesday’s contest, which brought Mississippi’s long history of racial politics into sharp relief.

Urban Faith #YourVoteMatters Guide

The presidential election season is heating up! Black and brown people need to be #woke and on point — voter suppression is real. We’ll keep updating this page with new information as the 2020 presidential election draws nearer.

Legal decisions and a racist robocall in Georgia gov. race

Last-minute legal decisions, a racist robocall and a protester wearing a giant chicken suit holding a sign that reads “too chicken to debate.” These are the scenes playing out amid the final furious days of the hotly contested and historic race for Georgia governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp.

Oprah, Trump, Obama: Georgia’s star-studded closing act

In the final days in one of the nation’s hottest governor’s races, Oprah Winfrey and President Donald Trump, as well as former Presidents Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter and Vice President Mike Pence, are trying to put their imprint on the Georgia election.

Georgia GOP governor candidate sued over voter registrations

Civil rights organizations have filed a federal lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, accusing his office of preventing minority voters from registering ahead of next month’s closely watched race.

The lessons after threats drive a black legislator to quit

Voters in this very liberal, very white state made Kiah Morris a pioneer when in 2014 they elected her as its first black female legislator. Two years later, another Vermont surfaced: racist threats that eventually forced her to leave office in fear and frustration.

4 Questions to Ask When Comparing Midterm Candidates

You’ve probably seen a fair amount of “horse race” coverage focusing on competition between rival candidates while downplaying policies and platforms. But if you know how to read these stories, it helps you understand what’s at stake for you and can even inform your own political participation.