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Georgia Teacher Suspended After Pupils Don Klan Robes

By Leigh 3:15 pm May 25, 2010 Georgia Teacher Suspended After Pupils Don Klan Robes BBC, May 25, 2010 A teacher in Georgia has been suspended after allowing students to dress in mock Ku Klux Klan robes for a project. The teacher had asked four students, none of whom were black, to re-enact scenes from […]

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La Huelga, The Strike: Month-long Struggle in Puerto Rica

By Asha 12:00 pm May 25, 2010 Eleven out of eleven campuses of University of Puerto Rico (UPR) are closed. The strike began on UPR’s Rio Piedras campus and has now spread to all the others. Students are in the fifth week of their strike in resistance of the budget cuts and reduction and elimination […]

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It’s Getting Hot In Here….So Wear A Bulletproof Vest?

By edward 8:00 am May 25, 2010 “The roof, the roof is on fire we don’t need no water let that muthafucka burn, burn, burn mutha burn”.  Although this quippy party catch phrase is a bit antiquated, I believe it still carries relevance today, specifically in Chicago. For a city that has risen like a […]

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5 Myths About College Admissions

By Leigh 3:18 pm May 24, 2010 5 Myths About College Admissions Richard D. Kahlenberg, Washington Post, May 23, 2010 This spring, more than 3 million students will graduate from America’s high schools, and more than 2 million of them will head off to college in the fall. At the top colleges, competition has been […]

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May 17, 2010 – May 23, 2010

By Leigh 1:04 pm May 24, 2010 Diversity is more than race Casey Peeks, LA Youth, May 23, 2010 How Equal Was This Separate School? Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, May 23, 2010 Communists demand jobs for young people Khethiwe Chelemu, Times Live, May 23, 2010 Which students suffer most from teacher layoffs? Anyone surprised […]

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Commencement Season: Summer M.’s Graduation Address

By Summer M. 8:00 am May 24, 2010 Good morning, and congratulations to the class of 2010.  I know you’re wondering what inspiring words of wisdom I might impart on to a new generation of graduates.  Well, frankly, I have none, which is probably why my commencement address is coming to you via this blog […]

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Montgomery schools track graduates’ rate of college degrees

By Leigh 3:20 pm May 21, 2010 Montgomery schools track graduates’ rate of college degrees Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, May 18, 2010 Montgomery public schools, one of the few systems in the country that tracks its students all the way through college graduation, released a report Monday that details how many of its students went […]

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Janelle Monae’s “The ArchAndroid”: A STAR IS BORN

Combining the fearlessly experimental, quirky soul disposition of Erykah Badu, the Afro-futurist bent of Parliament/Funkadelic and OutKast, along with a complete mastery of an indefinable, genre-jumping form of pop music (ala Prince, Michael Jackson), Janelle Monae’s The ArchAndroid will at the very least impress the hell out of you.

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From Arizona to South Africa: Is there Hope in the World?

By Fallon 8:00 am May 21, 2010 Revolution begins with the self, in the self. Toni Cade Bambara Given the last six months world events—massive earthquake in Haiti, flooding in Nashville, killings in Palestine and Thailand, corrective rapes of lesbians in South Africa, Arizona legalized racial profiling law, oil spill that will forever effect the […]

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Dear Uncle Thomas,

By anonymous 10:25 am May 20, 2010 Despite Harriet Beecher Stowe’s best intentions, her character Uncle Tom has become a pejorative term aimed at black American’s accused of selling out to white folks. In the novel, he was supposed to be a good man, a Christian man, but it was Christianity that led him to, […]

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