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With No More Cotton to Pick, What Will America Do with 40 Million Black People?

April 17, 2015
With No More Cotton to Pick, What Will America Do with 40 Million Black People?

“If you are Black in America, being educated, hard-working and crime-free ensures nothing. Black unemployment and the deprivation of Black wealth in America are structural, systematic and intentional. Having one, two or ten college degrees won’t change the structural nature of Black unemployment, discrimination against even the best and brightest Black employment candidates nor...
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Decriminalizing School Discipline: Why Black Males Matter

April 8, 2015
Decriminalizing School Discipline: Why Black Males Matter

By Tyrone Howard April 6, 2015 The consequences of a lifetime with no high school diploma and a criminal record are clear, so how should schools, parents, and caregivers respond to a crisis that is threatening a generation of young black students? (Image: iStock) Recent events in Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland, and New York City...
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2015 College Fair

March 30, 2015
2015 College Fair


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Still at a Disadvantage

March 8, 2015
Still at a Disadvantage

By Jake New March 6, 2015 (Ivy League Degree Not of Much Help to Black Students Seeking Employment) Throwing another wrench into the belief that higher education is the great equalizer, a new paper suggests that African-American graduates from elite institutions do only as well in getting jobs as white candidates from less-selective institutions. The...
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A Call to End Child Poverty Now

February 23, 2015
A Call to End Child Poverty Now

Marian Wright EdelmanPresident, Children’s Defense Fund A Call to End Child Poverty Now January 30, 2015 America is going to hell if we don’t use her vast resources to end poverty and make it possible for all of God’s children to have the basic necessities of life. —Martin Luther King Jr. They have become...
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Digital ‘Slavery Simulation’ Game for Schools Draws Ire, Praise

February 22, 2015
Digital ‘Slavery Simulation’ Game for Schools Draws Ire, Praise

By Benjamin Herold February 17, 2015  An award-winning, publicly funded digital learning game that asks middle school students to assume the role of a black slave in America is drawing sharp criticism from some educators and activists, prompting fresh discussion about the role of technology in teaching about painful eras of history. In Mission...
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Freedom’s Sacred Dance

February 18, 2015
Freedom’s Sacred Dance

Two elders of the southern Freedom Movement share stories of “veterans of hope” who found courage in their spirituality and commitment to justice and democracy. By Vincent Harding and Rose Marie Freeney Harding  October 27, 2000 Nearly 40 years have passed since the summer of 1961, when we left Chicago to enter the powerful...
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5 Lies We Should Stop Telling About Black Fatherhood

February 16, 2015
5 Lies We Should Stop Telling About Black Fatherhood

By Danielle Cadet June 13, 2014 Oftentimes, when we discuss fatherhood we assume that African-American men aren’t part of that conversation, largely because a number of studies and reports have repeatedly told us that black fathers are overwhelmingly absent from their children’s lives. However, while these numbers are nothing to ignore, they contribute to a damaging...
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At daddy-daughter dances, black fatherhood celebrated

February 14, 2015
At daddy-daughter dances, black fatherhood celebrated

  Twirl girl Andrew A. Nelles, Chicago Tribune Willie Bailey dances with his daughter Taniya, 7, during a father-daughter dance Feb. 7, 2015, at Little Black Pearl in Chicago. At the party Andrew A. Nelles, Chicago Tribune Yusef Brown holds his daughter Lailah, 5, during the dance Feb. 7, 2015. Special event Andrew A....
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Majority of Black Americans Are Living through Worst Economic Conditions

February 11, 2015
Majority of Black Americans Are Living through Worst Economic Conditions

by Phillip Jackson February 10, 2015 (Sri Lanka) Welcome to America, where Black Americans are more likely to be under-educated, unemployed and imprisoned than their White peers; where Black Americans, in general, have significantly less wealth, dramatically lower-quality housing, much poorer nutrition and sub-standard medical care. This is an America where Black people remain relatively...
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