Cordina Barber

Cordina Barber is an educator who has dedicated more than two decades as a teacher to the Sunflower County School District in Mississippi.  The Fine Arts teacher became an activist after a student, who had expressed strong fears of her boyfriend to school officials, was ignored and then murdered by him.  Almost single-handedly, Barber changed the face of her school district by fighting for and winning policies that protect students and boost educational skill sets.  In 2010, as a result of her courage, the Mississippi-native became the BET Awards Shining Light Recipient.