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CDC Study Shatters Myth about Black Fathers

August 27, 2014
CDC Study Shatters Myth about Black Fathers

By Stacy M. Brown August 13, 2014 (NNPA) – Terrence Morgan has heard the stories over and over. Black men are absent from their children’s lives. An African American woman stands more likely to be a single mom than any other race. Morgan, 33, who has two sons, ages 6 and 4, lives in...
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Rioting and Free Shopping

August 17, 2014
Rioting and Free Shopping

Columnist Stella Foster’s Opinions on Ferguson, Missouri and “Blackacide”! By Stella Foster August 15, 2014   THE BLACK FOLKS in Saint Louis, Missouri are so heartbroken about the killing of 18-year -old Mike Brown, who was shot multiple times while in the process of being arrested by a St. Louis cop, that they decided to...
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Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

August 11, 2014
Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

A rooftop view of East Baltimore, 1979.  (Elinor Cahn/Courtesy of Elinor Cahn Photographs, The Photography Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County) By Juana Summers August 7, 2014 Education is historically considered to be the thing that levels the playing field, capable of lifting up the less advantaged and improving their chances for success. “Play...
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Student: My school district hires too many white teachers

August 10, 2014
Student: My school district hires too many white teachers

This is what the teaching corps should look like, too. (Photo by Matt McClain for The Washington Post) Students are better off when they can see themselves in their instructors. By Glenn Sullivan June 26 Glenn Sullivan, 19, recently graduated from New Orleans’ Lake Area New Tech Early College High School. High school is full...
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Minimum Research on the Factors Promoting Physical Activity Participation among African Americans

August 6, 2014
Minimum Research on the Factors Promoting Physical Activity Participation among African Americans

  Photo provided by The Black Star Project By Kashica J. Webber, Ph.D. Student  About 72 million U.S. adults are obese. Obesity is a major public health problem that affects all races. However, obesity affects some races more than others. Obesity rates in African Americans are higher when compared to Mexican Americans, all Hispanics,...
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Losing school librarians in Chicago Public Schools

August 4, 2014
Losing school librarians in Chicago Public Schools

By Becky Vevea July 23, 2014 Having a school library with a full-time librarian is becoming something of a luxury in Chicago’s 600-plus public schools. Two years ago, Chicago Public School budgeted for 454 librarians. Last year: 313 librarians. This year? 254. Those are the numbers Megan Cusick, a librarian at Nancy B. Jefferson...
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How Do We Get More Male Teachers of Color?

July 30, 2014
How Do We Get More Male Teachers of Color?

Travis Bristol, author This guest post was written by Dr. Travis Bristol, a former high school English teacher in New York City public schools and teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program. He is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), and his research focuses on the...
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Lack of funding leaves void in mentoring, academic services

July 30, 2014
Lack of funding leaves void in mentoring, academic services

By Yanan Wang / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 28, 2014 12:00 AM The wooded expanse of Frick Park had been transformed before Michael Smith’s eyes. In one corner of a grassy field was an obstacle course that mixed learning with sport: math equations and jump ropes, history readings and kickball. Ten African-American boys, students in...
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‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative is destroying the Black male mentoring movement

July 26, 2014
‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative is destroying the Black male mentoring movement

By Phillip Jackson 07/25/2014 The White House’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative is destroying the Black Male Mentoring Movement in America—decades-long work to save Black boys. Virtually all of the small, community-based agencies that comprise this substantial, historic effort to mentor Black boys have been left out of the overall conversation, the planning, and the...
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LET’S CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP: No More Excuses

July 14, 2014
LET’S CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP: No More Excuses

Roger Madison, CEO July 12, 2014 I am tired of listening to excuses. I am quite frankly puzzled by the growing achievement gaps in testing results that we read about among Black students. It appears to me that someone hoodwinked many Black people into believing that we cannot perform well on tests. We must...
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