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When women vote

September 10, 2020

I'm a mixed (Black, Jewish, Native American) boomer, very light-skinned and so racially ambiguous looking that most people question, assume and try to challenge my racial identity. 

My copper-toned Bla...

July 7, 2020

On the day in mid-March when Atlanta Public Schools closed in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Kimberly Dukes, a mother of 10 whose children attend three of the lowest-performing schools in...

April 26, 2020

As a former Los Angeles middle school teacher, I know firsthand what statistics show: schools are failing to prepare the majority of African-American students for success. Our Black teenagers are in a...

January 28, 2020

When I was in the 11th grade, I had the opportunity to write my first screenplay through NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) program. The program provides a...

Parents of this Black student (pictured), filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging school administrators at a Pearland junior high school colored in the student’s scalp with a permanent marker fo...

September 9, 2019

On Sept. 1, Kim Anglin Anderson will become the first woman and first person of color to serve as executive director of the National Education Association (NEA), the largest union for teachers in the...

Brittany Harris (pictured), is improving literacy rates and math scores of children in the Chattanooga, Tenn., area by bringing the lessons to their doorsteps via her mobile classroom called The Passa...

During the 40th annual Martin Luther King oratorical festival at our Oakland neighborhood public school earlier this year, the mosaic of children's faces revealed the full spectrum of our country’s mo...

In 1954, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Brown v. Board of Education decision that separate but equal schools were unconstitutional. The ruling changed the course of history and the lives...

In We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom, University of Georgia education professor Bettina Love offers a striking and searing take on U.S. educ...

March 19, 2019

I stand on the muddy banks of the Allegheny River and watch my daughter’s paddle slice through the polluted water as if her future depends on it.  It just might. She rises at 4:45 a.m. three days a we...

March 19, 2019

College admissions have long been shrouded in mystery with policies constructed to favor the privileged. Correspondingly, it has been rife with malfeasance. As we continue to struggle to define merito...

March 19, 2019

The recent indictment of dozens of wealthy and famous parents involved in a college admissions scam, should come as no surprise. Wealthy parents using their privilege and financial position to make su...

March 19, 2019

The recent revelations from the FBI concerning the largest college admissions cheating scandal the Bureau has ever prosecuted shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone working in higher education nor to...

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