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An Author’s Perspective on “What We Parents Need To Do”

By: James J. Hankins Parents, you are the Good Shepherds. Your beautiful children are your sheep. Many problems in our children’s schools stem from a lack of involvement in our children’s education. Fortunately, there are also many solutions that will ensure that our children stay on the right track. PROBLEMS: Some parents never meet their children’s teachers, attend PTO…...

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It’s 2016: Time to Upgrade Detroit Schools to the New Millennium

In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racially separate facilities did not violate the Constitution if the facilities were equal. For the next 50 plus years, many were forced to realize that equality was a concept that could be redefined by those in authority “at will.” Due to the unfair practices of the day,…

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Mubarak Muyika: From Orphan to Millionaire

This story originally found at My Africa Now Being dependent on our parents is how many of us were raised. We knew that they always had our backs, gave us clothes to wear, food to eat, and other basic necessities. However, this is not always the case. Mubarak Muyika is an example of this. He…

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Research Shows Racial Mismatch Can Affect Children In School

This article originally found at Black Enterprise The differences in academic performance among children of various races has been a popular topic of discussion among educational circles. In various articles, I’ve discussed how black students felt that they couldn’t communicate with their white teachers effectively, and how teachers struggled to really understand their students because…

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Why are High School Graduations Up and College Admissions Down?

According to Black Enterprise, “The latest national data show that more students are getting their high school diplomas than ever before. Just over 82% of the students who were high school seniors during the 2013–14 year graduated, up from 81% the year before.” I must say that it is pleasing to see high school students…

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What They Didn’t Tell You About Christopher Columbus

By: Aneesah Evans Recently, many Americans celebrated Columbus Day. Yet, the stunning truth is: If Christopher Columbus were alive today, he would be put on trial for crimes against humanity. Columbus’ reign of terror, as documented by noted historians, was so bloody, and his legacy so unspeakably cruel, that Columbus makes a modern villain like…

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Are Children Really Benefiting From Pre-K Programs in Tennessee?

According to an article by Education News, a study released by Vanderbilt University shows children who are from low-income families benefit from pre-kindergarten programs in the state of Tennessee, but the gains of the programs quickly disappear. The study was conducted over a five-year period, which cost $6 million and looked into the benefits of Tennessee’s Voluntary…

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The First Black Schools Disproved White Supremacists’ Views

Horace Mann Bond, father of the late Civil Rights leader, Julian Bond,  went to the rural South to study African-American schools towards the beginning of the Great Depression. Surprisingly, he brought back images that many could not believe at the time: African American children wanted to, and yearned to, be educated. For the first time in history,…

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Students at Syracuse University Wish to Change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day

By Evette D. Champion Several students at Syracuse University are actively seeking to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. The Indigenous Students at Syracuse is a group that represents Native American and indigenous students, both on the undergraduate and graduate levels. The group is petitioning the university to change the policy that recognizes the…

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