Salome Thomas-EL’s story is well-known. His ground-breaking book “I Choose to Stay” is one of inspiration and hope. Having made a decision to stay in the rough inner-city schools of Philadelphia, Thomas-EL has been traveling the country and telling his story. Now a Principal at Russell Byers Charter School, he will not have to travel as much since his story. He will be the subject of a TV show called, “The Principal.” A preview can be seen below.
Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.