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National African-American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Sends Urgent Letter to Obama

July 1, 2015
National African-American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Sends Urgent Letter to Obama

Press Release Contact: Don Rojas Email: donjbrojas@gmail.com Phone: 410-844-1031 National African-American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Sends Urgent Letter to Obama Calls on him to establish the ‘John Hope Franklin Commission on Reparatory Justice’  Kamm Howard In the wake of the recent massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, the National African-American Reparations Commission (NAARC) is calling on President Obama...
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4 TROUBLING TRUTHS ABOUT BLACK BOYS AND THE U.S. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

June 30, 2015
4 TROUBLING TRUTHS ABOUT BLACK BOYS AND THE U.S. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

By Dr. Matthew Lynch June 28, 2015 Most people like to think that American K-12 schools, workplaces and courthouses are pillars of fairness, but statistic after statistic all point to a crisis among the young, Black men of the nation. This crisis begins in homes, stretches to K-12 educational experiences, and leads straight to...
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Myth of the ‘absent’ Black dad refuted

June 24, 2015
Myth of the ‘absent’ Black dad refuted

  Black father holding his baby at Black Fatherhood event in Los Angeles, California. Photos: Dreamstime.com ‘In the survey, … Black fathers were most likely to bathe, dress, diaper, or help their children use the toilet on a daily basis. This was true for 70 percent of Black...
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For the Poor, the Graduation Gap Is Even Wider Than the Enrollment Gap

June 19, 2015
For the Poor, the Graduation Gap Is Even Wider Than the Enrollment Gap

Susan Dynarski June 2, 2015 Rich and poor students don’t merely enroll in college at different rates; they also complete it at different rates. The graduation gap is even wider than the enrollment gap. In 2002, researchers with the National Center for Education Statistics started tracking a cohort of 15,000 high school sophomores. The...
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Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

June 19, 2015
Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

­ Anya Kamenetz May 28, 2015 More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics. But no one agrees on what to call that “stuff”. There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as...
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5 Money Habit Strategies Every Kid Should Learn

June 15, 2015
5 Money Habit Strategies Every Kid Should Learn

NOVEMBER 19, 2014 BY THOMAS C. CORLEY LEAVE A COMMENT Parents who mentor their kids by teaching them good daily success habits, set their kids up to achieve far more than 95% of their peers and go on to achieve great success in life. In my study of the daily habits of the rich...
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Black Male Achievement Conference 2015: Black Men and Black Money

June 12, 2015
Black Male Achievement Conference 2015: Black Men and Black Money

By Dell Gines, Volunteer Chief Operating Officer: Black Men United Omaha   This June, in Omaha, we will be holding the second annual Black Male Achievement Conference.  The topic of this conference will be Black Men and Black Money.  In this conference we will talk about Black money from a variety of points of...
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A Proposal:  A Black American  Public School System

June 8, 2015
A Proposal:  A Black American  Public School System

          By Michael Holzman June 5, 2015 Michael Holzman The American education system has failed the descendants of enslaved Africans.  Only 16% read at grade level in middle school (and only 12% of male African-Americans do so). Just over half of male Black students graduate from high school in four...
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20 Facts about The Great Atlanta Massacre of Black Educators That Incriminate the American Justice System

May 31, 2015
20 Facts about The Great Atlanta Massacre  of Black Educators That Incriminate  the American Justice System

20 Facts about The Great Atlanta Massacre of Black Educators That Incriminate the American Justice System   By Phillip Jackson Eleven Black Atlanta educators have been charged, indicted, arrested, tried and convicted of conspiring to commit racketeering as they worked in the Atlanta Public Schools.  I have one request of you as you begin to read...
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How does a teacher’s race affect which students get to be identified as ‘gifted’?

April 27, 2015
How does a teacher’s race affect which students get to be identified as ‘gifted’?

By Emma Brown April 22, 2015 Black students are more likely to be identified as “gifted” when they attend schools with higher proportions of black teachers, according to a new study, and Latino students are more likely to be called gifted when they go to schools with more Latino teachers. The study doesn’t get...
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