Women’s History Month: Reclaiming the herstories of black woman suffragists | Daily Kos

Denise Oliver Velez, Daily Kos Chris Capilongo. Featured Image Watching Democratic Party women don white to attend the State of the Union address back in January in honor of the suffragists’ battle for the vote evoked mixed feelings. I felt pride as a feminist, and pain as a black woman aware of the fact that […]

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For Black Children, Attending School Is an Act of Racial Justice | The Education Trust

Kayla Patrick, The Education Trust Photographs by Wayne Miller—Magnum Photos. Featured Image As a seemingly twisted way to ring in 2019, the Trump administration has sent a loud and clear message that it’s okay for educators and school leaders to keep Black children out of school buildings and exclude them from opportunities to learn. It […]

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Notre Dame Univ. Appoints First Black Valedictorian | Essence

Jenisha Watts, Essence Katie Washington-Cole, Featured Image On May 16, Katie Washington, a Biology major with a minor in Catholic Social Teaching, will make history at the University of Notre Dame as the institution’s first Black valedictorian delivering the school’s commencement speech. The 21-year-old Gary, Indiana, native, has maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout […]

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Meet the Principal who’s Recruiting Men of Color to Pursue Teaching Careers | Chicago Public Schools (CPS)

Chicago Public Schools Staff, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Photographs by Wayne Miller—Magnum Photos. Featured Image Currently, African American men represent just two percent of teachers in the nation and there’s even less in Illinois. Butler College Prep Principal Chris Goins is working on a solution. “There are so many initiatives trying to recruit men of […]

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For the First Time, a Black Woman Will Lead The Harvard Crimson | The New York Times Kristine E. Guillaume will lead The Crimson’s “146th guard,” making her the third black president and first black woman to helm the organization since its founding in 1873.

Kristine E. Guillaume will lead The Crimson’s “146th guard,” making her the third black president and first black woman to helm the organization since its founding in 1873.

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College Board Under Fire for Deciding Black Student Did Too Well on Her SAT | The Root When Florida high school senior Kamilah Campbell’s SAT scores didn’t stack up the way she wanted, she worked hard to do better—but that might not matter now.

When Florida high school senior Kamilah Campbell’s SAT scores didn’t stack up the way she wanted, she worked hard to do better—but that might not matter now.

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Walmart heirs promote charter schools in Black community | The Philadelphia Tribune

Facebook0Twitter0MailSally Ho, The Philadelphia Tribune Amid fierce debate over whether charter schools are good for Black students, the heirs to the Walmart company fortune have been working to make inroads with advocates and influential leaders in the Black community. The Walton family, as the leading supporter of America’s charter school movement, is spreading its financial […]

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