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Black Oakland students suspended less, but huge discrepancy remains

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October 21, 2014
Black Oakland students suspended less, but huge discrepancy remains

By Doug Oakley October 19, 2014 OAKLAND — The school district here has reduced the number of suspensions of black students in the last three years, but they are still being taken out of school at a much higher rate than white students, according to a yearly report to the civil rights office of...
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Manatee County School District moves forward with plan for black males

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October 16, 2014
Manatee County School District moves forward with plan for black males

  By MEGHIN DELANEY October 15, 2014   BRADENTON — The Manatee County School District on Tuesday unveiled an action plan to support black male students in schools, after an audit found the district was disproportionately identifying them as having emotional behavioral disabilities. Students who are classified as having EBD have persistent, consistent emotional...
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Is ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Keeping Out Community Groups?

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October 15, 2014
Is ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Keeping Out Community Groups?

President Obama announcing his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen)By Freddie AllenNNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to spark innovation at the local level to improve life outcomes for young men and boys of color, White House officials recently announced the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge,...
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Study: Charter schools have worsened school segregation

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October 14, 2014
Study: Charter schools have worsened school segregation

Lauren Fitzpatrick October 13, 2014 Charter schools have worsened school segregation in Chicago and overall have not made the city’s school system stronger  — but might have weakened it, according to a new report by urban planners. Looking at school data for 2012-13, the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity at the University of Minnesota Law...
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Marching with a purpose

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October 8, 2014
Marching with a purpose

Millions Fathers March lacks numbers, but promotes agenda of child safety (Photos by Gary McCarthy/Los Angeles Wave) By Erick Johnson October 2, 2014 Passers-by in vehicles honked to show their support, while patrons of businesses along the route came to their doors to cheer on those who marched and chanted “A million fathers with...
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How college ed programs try, fail to recruit teachers of color

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October 3, 2014
How college ed programs try, fail to recruit teachers of color

Only radical new engagement strategies can end racial disparity By Andre Perry September 30, 2014 Nationally, black males account for 2 percent of the teacher population. Blacks in total represent 8 percent of all teachers; Latinos, 7 percent; and Asians, 2 percent. My 3-year-old son could have approximately 50 different teachers by the time...
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The White House Launches the “My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge”

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October 2, 2014
The White House Launches the “My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge”

  THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2014 FACT SHEET: The White House Launches the “My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge”  In February, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to ensure that all youth, including boys and young men of color, have opportunities to improve...
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Mentoring black males, an ‘endangered species’

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October 1, 2014
Mentoring black males, an ‘endangered species’

 By Mark Curnutte September 25, 2014 CORRYVILLE – Wesley Gallaher and other black kids on his block had the same vision growing up: They’d become rich and famous as football, basketball or rap stars or fall back to selling drugs on the corner. Ten years later, Gallaher finds himself sorting and analyzing blood samples...
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Black Boys in Crisis: The Job Outlook

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October 1, 2014
Black Boys in Crisis: The Job Outlook

By Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. September 26, 2014 The African American population is the only one in the U.S. where more women are employed than men, representing nearly 54 percent of Black workers in 2011. While this may not seem like a bad thing when it comes to the important role of women in the...
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Black Chicago Chooses Own Geniuses and Heroes!!!

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September 30, 2014
Black Chicago Chooses Own Geniuses and Heroes!!!

Recently, the MacArthur Foundation announced their “genius awards” with a cash prize of $625,000 to each of about 20 awardees.  None of geniuses below from Chicago’s Black community were recognized.  We choose our own heroes!  We choose our own geniuses! Please see below nominees for “The Black Genius Awards in Chicago”.  The Black Star...
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