The Word of the Day is commUNITY!

Ms. Ussery: Okay, boys and girls, look at the board. What word can you find within the word COMMUNITY? Class: (Shouting the answer in excitement) UNITY! Ms. Ussery: You’re so smart. Yes, it’s the word UNITY. Do you know what UNITY means? (Waits for response) Charlotte: Unity means when people come together. Ke’Shawn: …like when […]

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Wrapped in Love

Inhale…Exhale…Inhale…Exhale… Now…Inhale beauty. Exhale all that does not serve you. Repeat the mantra several times for yourself. Inhale beauty. Exhale all that does not serve you. Imagine being an impressionable, young girl who faces obstacles that hinge upon the color of her skin and her cultural background. Her mental landscape is painted with questions:  Do […]

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In. My. Feelings. Tickets Are On Sale Now!

Rehearsals are getting very serious at Askew Elementary, Gregory Lincoln Education Center and Cummings Elementary as they prepare to perform “In. My. Feelings.” on May 11th at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. They are memorizing their lines, rehearsing choreography and practicing their blocking to ensure that the performance is precise and professional.   […]

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Good Job! Great Performance by our Summer Interns

Our summer interns had an action-packed week at Music Doing Good with the “Good Job!” internship. The students began the week with a forum in a safe and respectful environment to discuss religion, politics, gender roles, coming of age, relationships, culture identity and race. From this discussion, the children were asked to create writings based […]

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Meet Our Intern! Ishmael Esparza

This story is such an inspiration and it teaches a valuable life lesson. Music Doing Good in Schools intern, Ishmael Esparza, shares his story of overcoming obstacles and working hard to manifest his dreams. Along the way, he learned that we don’t have to overcompensate for any disability by running ourselves into the ground. While […]

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Put Some RESPECK on it! — Aisha Ussery

In April of 2016, an interview of rapper Birdman went viral when he said, “I just come here to let y’all know to put some respeck (respect) on my name.”  He believed the interviewers were making light of a recent event and disrespecting his very existence.  This has become a catchphrase in the African-American community […]

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It Takes a Village. Jazz Is… Was a Huge Success!

After a year of learning songs and dance routines, the students of Music Doing Good in Schools took the stage at the Hobby Center last Friday and brought down the house! Students from Houston’s Cummings Elementary and Gregory-Lincoln Education Center (GLEC) began writing and rehearsing Jazz Is… in September of 2016, and they were joined […]

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