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Philadelphia Failure Mills

September 18, 2014
Philadelphia Failure Mills

In Philadelphia, as in Milwaukee and Rochester, young people, especially young African American men, are caught between a school system that will not educate them and a criminalizing legal system that will not leave them alone. Michael Holzman September 15, 2014 Eighty percent of Philadelphia’s Black families have incomes below the average for White...
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September 17, 2014

By Katherine Mangan September 2, 2014 The federal government should require all colleges to create early-alert systems that flag students with low test scores, missing assignments, or spotty attendance. That would be one way, according to a report released on Tuesday, to curb the alarming number of minority men who drop out of college....
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In America, Only 12% of Eighth Grade Black Boys Read Proficiently

September 16, 2014
In America, Only 12% of Eighth Grade Black Boys Read Proficiently

How did we, Black people, allow this to occur on our watch?  And what will we do about it?  If Black boys cannot read, they won’t do well in School. If Black boys don’t do well in school, they will turn to the streets. If Black boys turn to the streets, they will become...
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Fathers march to show support for Daytona school

September 15, 2014
Fathers march to show support for Daytona school

Million Father March Men join nationwide push for educational involvement Leading the way to Westside Elementary School as part of Wednesday’s Million Father March were Pastor Nathan Mugala from Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, left, Bethune-Cookman University President Edison Jackson and Pastor Derek Triplett of Hope Fellowship Church. More By Lacey McLaughlin September 10, 2014...
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Five ways White House Director David Johns wants to help black students succeed

September 12, 2014
Five ways White House Director David Johns wants to help black students succeed

  In a visit to Memphis, the executive director of the White House’s Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans highlights quality pre-K, family engagement as focus areas. By Tajuana Cheshier September 9, 2014 White House Director David Johns admittedly gets a little emotional when he talks about improving educational opportunities for black students he...
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September 11, 2014


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Rare, potentially deadly ‘Enterovirus’ hits thousands of kids across 10 states

September 10, 2014
Rare, potentially deadly ‘Enterovirus’ hits thousands of kids across 10 states

A child hospitalized with the deadly cold virus. (Photo: KMGH/CNN) By Diane Cho, ABC News September 8, 2014 ATLANTA, Ga. (ABC NEWS) – A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say. The disease hasn’t been officially identified but...
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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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