Posts Tagged:African American Education

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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In the Video Library: Roots – The Next Generation

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series In The LibraryThis entry is part 2 of 2 in the series In The Library is a seven episode, television mini-series from the 1970s aimed to create awareness about Black American history from a new perspective. It tells the story of Alex Haley’s family and...

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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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Rita Pierson’s TED Talk: Every Kid Needs a Champion

[brid video=”17206″ player=”3326″ title=”Rita Pierson Every kid needs a champion”] Rita Pierson has been an educator for over 40 years. When a colleague told her, “They don’t pay me to like kids,” her response was, “Kids won’t learn from people they dislike.” This sparked a call for teachers to truly engage with their students, bond with them on a…

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Shall I Let Exam Results Determine My Fate? (Video)

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Focus On The Future Series

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Focus On The Future Series[brid video=”17444″ player=”3326″ title=”I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My FateSpoken Word”] From the same young  man who brought us “Why I Love School But Hate Education,” the spoken word piece “I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My…

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Did Brown vs the Board of Education Truly Help or Hurt Black Education?

We fought for it. We died for it. We did everything we could as black people to get rid of “Separate but Equal” in our school systems, from universities to K-12 classrooms. The legal significance of the famous Brown vs. the Board of Education case has shaped the landscape of education as we know it…

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Five Ways You Can Help Young People Improve Their Online Etiquette

The Internet has been one of the greatest innovations of modern times. However, with this new source of information, entertainment, and social connection, comes a great sense of responsibility. Here are five tips so both you and the young people in your life can improve your online etiquette. Practice mindfulness. You will always come across…

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Tips for College Students to Succeed From the Start

It seemed like just yesterday I was moving down to Indiana State University as a young man eager to get my college life started. I was so excited about the opportunity to start a new chapter in my life. I’ll be honest, I never thought I would attend college after that first rejection letter came.…...

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School Tried To Label Her Son “Retarded” But She Fought Back And Won

Telling parents that their child has special needs can be a devastating experience for everyone involved. In this segment, Christine Jenkins shares her experiences with her child’s school district. The school district labeled her son as “retarded” with behavioral issues. This mother fought the school system back and ultimately moved him to another district where he is doing well.…...

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