Charles Cole, III

#MyBlackHistory: My Parents Decided to Go Back to College 30 Years Later. Here’s How My Story Inspired Them.

Recently, the story of my parents, Renate and Charles Cole, went viral after I tweeted on social media: “My parents went back to college together and they graduated today. Together #salute.” After years of battling drug addiction, it wasn’t easy but from watching my own education journey they also knew it wasn’t impossible. HERE’S HOW MY STORY INSPIRED THEM TO GO… Read more →

Are you suffering from Blackache?

Diagnosis Blackache [blak-eyk] noun emotional and physical pain from hearing dumb *ss rationales as to why it’s ok to deny Black humanity constantly a condition that occurs when the confluence of rage, pain, and hopelessness consume you to the point where you shut down, take a knee or feel the urge to pick up some blunt object and throw it directly… Read more →

Supporting Our Black Parents and Cutting Through Political Slush

Recently, the NAACP called for a moratorium on Charter Schools, which would deal a blow to African American families and their right to choice in places such as California. There are a lot of families not sure what to make of the call by the NAACP but here is my message directly to parents most impacted.    Demand choice and quality… Read more →

Dr. Stanley Breaking Down the Data

In the wake of the recent NAACP position on school choice for Black parents, there has been a lot of conversation. I had the good fortune to be involved in one of those conversations where Dr. Brian Stanley breaks down the facts on Oakland through data. [View the story “Dr. Stanley Breaking Down the Data on Why A Moratorium on… Read more →

The Cole World Podcast: Ep. 44 Frankenstein’s Monster

  Today, we discuss the tragedies that our country has continued to face. We also have a little fun — because we need it. I discuss the new Ghostbuster’s movie. Topics (In Order): – Conversation w/Black Students about what’s going on – The Nice Tragedy – Ghostbusters Reboot – Frankenstein’s monster Intro and Outro Music: Joe Budden – Freedom Freestyle Article:… Read more →


Again, HERE’S WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT YOU! Just read the comments from the Katie Couric and Deray interview on Giuliani’s comments about #BlackLivesMatter. #BLM is currently being painted as a hate group with all of the recent violence against officers being erroneously place on them. However, the article isn’t even the focal point here. Read the comments! The comments here, MY GOD,… Read more →

Responding in a Deeply Divided World

In a world where we are deeply divided and the internet has offered the world the greatest mask of anonymity I’ve ever witnessed, I wanted to lift up a conversation. Recently, I wrote an article criticizing CNN and other news outlets for instantly looking for a criminal history of Black victims after they were shot by the police. In that… Read more →

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