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White High School Dropout Has Same Chances of Getting a Job as Black College Graduate

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June 27, 2014
White High School Dropout Has Same Chances of Getting a Job as Black College Graduate

June 26, 2014 Probably the most pervasive myth in the American lexicon is that the U.S. is a meritocracy. The reason affirmative action exists is to thwart the entrenched bias in education and employment, but now that neo-liberals and conservatives are leaning toward a color-blind approach, it is imperative that those on the forefront of...
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An open letter of apology to Black Men in hopes of Reconciliation.

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June 23, 2014
An open letter of apology to Black Men in hopes of Reconciliation.

(ThyBlackMan.com) Dear Black Man, By Nojma Muhammad November 23, 2011 I have become a woman that you no longer recognize. I have allowed our enemy to impregnate me with his ideas and thoughts. I have allowed an illusion of independence to keep us separated.  I have fooled myself into believing that my degrees places me...
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Field Notes: Training Role Models For Young African-Americans

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June 19, 2014
Field Notes: Training Role Models For Young African-Americans

Ricardo Quinn, principal of Chesney Elementary School in Duluth, Ga., helps develop young black male teachers with the “Call Me Mister” program (Claudio Sanchez NPR)   By Claudio Sanchez This past week was a reminder of how the educational landscape can go from momentous to tragic in a heartbeat. From a high school shooting outside Portland,...
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Death of James Deanes, legendary educational activist

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June 5, 2014
Death of James Deanes, legendary educational activist

By Mark S. Allen   June 4, 2014 Very sad to hear that James Deanes, one of my longtime legendary educational activist friends of over 35 years died today. It really breaks my heart when I think now that he had to die looking at how the most historic educational legislative victories he helped to anchor...
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The Silent Genocide: Facts about the Devastating Plight of Black Males in America

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June 3, 2014
The Silent Genocide: Facts about the Devastating Plight of Black Males in America

  Education/Family In Chicago, only three out of 100 Black boys earn a college degree by age 25. According to the 2011 NAEP, only 10% of 8th-grade Black males in America read at a proficient level. In 2010 in Illinois, only 47% of Black males graduated from high school, 59% of Latino males and...
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Sugary Drinks Consumed Most By Young Black Males And Those Least Educated, With Low Income

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April 28, 2014
Sugary Drinks Consumed Most By Young Black Males And Those Least Educated, With Low Income

By Dana Dovey April 26, 2014  The CDC released a report on the drinking habits of 38,978 adults in six states in order to determine who was drinking the most sugary drinks. Accord to the data, young black men, and adults with lower incomes and less education are the most likely to drink over one sugar-sweetened beverage...
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Many Institutions Continue to Struggle With Gender Imbalance

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April 8, 2014
Many Institutions Continue to Struggle With Gender Imbalance

by Pearl Stewart March 19, 2014   “Hey, where are all the college guys?” inquired USA Today in 2001; “Gender imbalance in college applications: Does it lead to a preference for men in the admissions process?” asked the Economics of Education Review journal in 2005; and Shirley Wilcher, executive director of the American Association...
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The Chicago Reporter Talks: Revamping education in the community, not the classroom

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March 24, 2014
The Chicago Reporter Talks: Revamping education in the community, not the classroom

Phillip Jackson, executive director of the Black Star Project, believes that parents, peers and the community-at-large need to support the education of children in order to improve the quality of life in black and Latino communities. “I want to take education to the streets,” he said.   By CHARLOTTE LAIT...
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Obama’s ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Effort: Noble But Incomplete

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March 22, 2014
Obama’s ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Effort: Noble But Incomplete

  By Julia Grant March 21, 2014     With the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, President Barack Obama says he wants to empower young men of color to achieve success in school and society. Although the initiative is in many ways symbolic, there is substantial support for efforts to create new programs...
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Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging

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March 19, 2014
Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging

By Julianne Hing January 24 2014 Racism is a powerful enough force that it can wear down a man’s body. Those are the findings, at once common-sense and groundbreaking, in a study led by University of Maryland epidemiologist David Chae which examines the relationship between white blood cell telomere lengths and experiences with racism. ...
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