Too Many Black Students Aren’t Learning Their History in Schools | Education Post

ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson, Education Post hen I was in school, I was starved for information about who I really am. I ached to hear stories about people who look like me, or see the names of Black scholars in math or science, or even to talk about Africa, without talking about poverty and slavery. Today, too…

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The Changing Image of the Black in Children’s Literature | The Horn Book, Inc.

Augusta Baker, The Horn Book, Inc. The longtime couple have finally become engaged, celebrating with family and friends. (Image via NBC Chicago). Featured Image n the 1920’s and 1930’s, children’s books seemed to foster prejudice by planting false images in the minds of children. Most authors were white, with little knowledge about black life, and…

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Their ancestors were enslaved by law. Today, they are graduates of the nation’s preeminent historically black law school. | The New York Times Magazine

Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine Photographs by Djeneba Aduayom. Featured Image the history of the United States, black Americans were the only group for whom it was ever illegal to learn to read or write. And so when emancipation finally came, schools and colleges were some of the first institutions that the freed…

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Report: Warriors’ Stephen Curry Starting Golf Team at Howard University | Bleacher Report

TYLER CONWAY, Bleacher Report Jonathan Devich/Getty Images. Featured Image Curry has already taken his love of golf to television. Now he’s doing the same at Howard University. The Golden State Warriors star will reportedly launch a golf program at Howard during a press conference Monday, per Casey Bannon of The Golfer’s Journal. It’s unclear how…

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How this Texas college gives every single student help with trauma, mental health| The Dallas Morning News

Eva Marie Ayala, The Dallas Morning News Shaban Athuman/Staff Photographer. Featured Image Quinn College prides itself as a school that aggressively recruits the kids often ignored by big-name universities: Students who grew up in tough Chicago neighborhoods where it is common to lose a classmate to gang violence. Children from Los Angeles to New York…

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‘Your Heritage Is Taken Away’: The Closing of 3 Historically Black Colleges | The New York Times

Wadzanai Mhute, The New York Times Sonya Perdue Bolton, far left, who was in the marching band at Saint Paul’s College, in 1983. Featured Image the 1930s, the women of Bennett College, one of the nation’s two historically black colleges for women, have dressed in white and sung their “Preference Song” over an annual breakfast.…

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Education Department rejects nearly all applicants for a student loan forgiveness program | Los Angeles Times

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Los Angeles Times of thousands of public servants have applied to have their federal student loans forgiven through a temporary relief program run by the U.S. Education Department. Fewer than 300 have had success. Now, one of the lawmakers who championed the initiative wants to know what happened. “We authorized $700 million dollars…

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#BlackGirlMagic: Georgia Teen Goes Viral After Sharing Photo Showing Dozens Of College Acceptances | Essence

Breanna Edwards, Essence not every day one gets accepted into 31 colleges and is offered more than $900,000 in scholarships to boot. It’s definitely something worth sharing, but Kayla Willis, a senior at Westlake High School in South Fulton, Georgia still hesitated, first asking her dad if it was appropriate. “He was like, ‘You need…

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