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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Memphis black boys, ‘the foremost vulnerable … population in our system,’ are the focus of Ray’s new initiative | Chalkbeat

Laura Faith Kebede, Chalkbeat Superintendent Joris Ray announced an initiative for black boys Monday at the National Civil Rights Museum. . PHOTO: Laura Faith Kebede/Chalkbeat. Featured Image Superintendent Joris Ray launched a new initiative Monday that he hopes will help black boys improve their test scores, take more advanced courses, and be on the receiving…

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Two African American High School Boys Make History at Harvard Debate | Black Enterprise

Samara Lynn, Black Enterprise DJ Roman and Keith Harris. Featured Image African American Atlanta-area high school students led their debate team to its second consecutive win at Harvard University’s annual international debate tournament—making history after achieving an unprecedented, undefeated record, according to a press release on the matter. Seniors DJ Roman of North Atlanta High…

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27 More Graves May Have Been Found at a Notorious Florida Boys School | The New York Times

John Eligon, The New York Times An unidentified funeral at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. Researchers have identified three sets of remains found in unmarked graves at the school, Sept. 26, 2014. (University of South Florida). Featured Image than two dozen additional unmarked graves may have been discovered on the…

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