What Good Can Come From the Bronx? Let Me Show You Something!

By Brian Watts The Boogie Down (slang name for the Bronx) is more than the home of a zoo and the most popular team in American sports (the Yankees!), it is a place where people are making the best of what they have and being proud of it. The South Bronx is an area where there…

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State University Tuition is Rising: Here’s How to Fix It

These days it costs a lot to go to college. Not only are tuition costs rising, but state support from legislators isn’t helping as spending for public colleges and universities is being drastically cut across the nation. A recent article from The Atlantic describes what is happening to state colleges and universities financially, and offers…

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Children’s Book Aimed at Helping Explain Protests and #BlackLivesMatter

While adults may understand the Black Lives Matter movement, chances are your children aren’t quite sure what the movement is or why it is important. Kenneth Braswell has written a children’s book that was birthed out of his own personal interaction with his six-year-old son who asked him what a protest was. This question came…

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Black Girls Reclaim Their Space Using Their Voices and Photography

Scheherazade Tillet is the woman behind “Picturing Black Girlhood,” a photography exhibit depicting black girls. Inspired by the Chicago Art Institute’s “Girl on the Verge” exhibition, Tillet, a photographer and youth organizer, was disappointed to see the lack of people of color in that exhibition. She felt that people of color were without a voice…

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Are Charter Schools the Answer to Desegregation?

This article originally found at Huffington Post Regardless of what we may believe, segregation is still alive and well. Even though it’s kept in plain sight, it seems as though segregation in schools exists due to the neighborhood in which they are located. While that may all be well and true, we need to take…

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Stop Perming Your Daughter’s Hair Now: The Long Term Effects of Hair Products

Black Women for Wellness, a new grassroots non-profit that is committed to empowering Black women in the areas of health and well-being, has published a 60-page report that documents dangers found in the cosmetology industry as they relate to Black women and girls. The report, “Natural evolutions: one hair story,” found here, is a five-year…

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From a Special Education Class to Law School Graduation

Congratulations to Melonie Wright! Through sheer determination and faith, she made her way through Emory University’s Law School. With a beaming smile and all her regalia in her Instagram photo, Ms. Wright shares a testimony that makes her graduating from law school even more remarkable. In her post, she states that when she was younger,…

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We’ve Heard of the Flint Water Crisis, But What About the Detroit Public School Crisis?

Tom Bleakley is coming out of retirement to fight for the kids of Detroit. He is bringing a class action lawsuit against Governor Rick Snyder on behalf of the 46,000 kids in the Detroit Public School system. Bleakley said, “Children can’t learn when kids have to wear coats in the classroom and dead rats are…

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Are U.S High School Grads Smarter Than Other Countries’ High School Dropouts?

Though many want to continue to believe that America is a powerhouse in the world of academia, the reality is we aren’t. We are not good in math and, believe it or not, we fail in the area of technology skills as well. In fact, the United States is dead last when compared to other…

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