Monthly Archives: December 2012

Whether It Is “Watch Night” or “Freedom’s Eve”, the Black Community in America Celebrated Freedom from Slavery as of 11:59 pm, December 31, 1862.

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December 31, 2012
Whether It Is “Watch Night” or “Freedom’s Eve”, the Black Community in America Celebrated Freedom from Slavery as of 11:59 pm, December 31, 1862.

    “On that night, Blacks came together in churches and private homes all across the nation, anxiously awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation had actually become law.”  Written by Charyn D. Sutton   If you live or grew up in a Black community in the United States, you have probably heard of “Watch Night...
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Are Young Black Men Doing the Work of the Ku Klux Klan or Where Are We Really at War?

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December 29, 2012
Are Young Black Men Doing the Work of the Ku Klux Klan or Where Are We Really at War?

Carnage in Black communities across America   By Phillip Jackson This is not an article to demonize young Black men. This is an article to help stop the carnage in Black communities across America, to begin the process of rebuilding these communities and to re-engineer the lives of young Black men. Many young Black...
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Chicago sued for alleged discrimination against black teachers

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December 29, 2012
Chicago sued for alleged discrimination against black teachers

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO | Thu Dec 27, 2012 (Reuters) – The Chicago Teachers Union has sued the nation’s third largest school district, saying Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign to reform or close underperforming public schools discriminates against African-American teachers and staff. The federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday and announced on Thursday is the latest battle with the...
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Newsmaker: Shawn Dove, Campaign Manager, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Open Society Foundations

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December 26, 2012
Newsmaker: Shawn Dove, Campaign Manager, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Open Society Foundations

Newsmaker: Shawn Dove, Campaign Manager, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Open Society Foundations In October, the Open Society Foundations and the Foundation Centerreleased a report, Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys  (40 pages, PDF), which found, among other things, that philanthropic support for African-American men and boys has risen steadily over the...
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Chicago West Side Teen Gets Full Ride To University Of Chicago

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December 20, 2012
Chicago West Side Teen Gets Full Ride To University Of Chicago

Matthew Collum, a senior at Westinghouse College Prep, has received a full scholarship from the University of Chicago.  Reported by Dorothy Tucker December 11, 2012 CHICAGO (CBS) – A high school senior who lives in one of Chicago’s poorest and most violent neighborhoods has received a full scholarship to one of the most prestigious universities...
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Guidance for Parents After School Shooting

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December 18, 2012
Guidance for Parents After School Shooting

By Michele Molnar  December 14, 2012  What do we tell our children after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn.? The American Psychological Association offers excellent tips in its article, “Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting.” Resources are available, too, from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, which includes “Tips...
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Southern University President Ron Mason plans to increase black male college graduates, teachers

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December 17, 2012
Southern University President Ron Mason plans to increase black male college graduates, teachers

The Honore Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement at Southern University is under way in Louisiana.Southern University       By Quincy Hodges, The Times-Picayune  on November 14, 2012   “The goal of the five-fifths agenda is to make America whole by reclaiming and developing black male human capital.” — Ron Mason In response to a national...
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Helping men become better fathers

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December 17, 2012
Helping men become better fathers

South Side program’s goal: Getting absentee dads to engage with their children Dawn Turner Trice October 31, 2012   Many of the men in the Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities Demonstration Project have at one time been the type of people they wouldn’t have wanted their own children associating with. But now, on Monday...
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Asians top of school tables

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December 13, 2012
Asians top of school tables

  Education is a multi-generational enterprise    By Sean Coughlan, BBC News education correspondent December 11, 2012 Asian countries have taken top places in global school rankings for maths, science and reading, with England and Northern Ireland among high performers. US academics have produced international comparisons in key subjects – using tests taken in 2011...
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Education Department Announces 16 Winners of Race to the Top-District Competition

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December 13, 2012
Education Department Announces 16 Winners of Race to the Top-District Competition

December 11, 2012 The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 16 applicants—representing 55 school districts across 11 states and D.C.—have won the 2012 Race to the Top-District competition. These districts will share nearly $400 million to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness,...
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