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We need more black male teachers, but how do we get them?

The following post was written by Dr. Travis Bristol, a former high school English teacher in New York City public schools and teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program. He is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), and his research focuses on the intersection of race and […]

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News Flash

Stephen A. Smith suspended from ESPN for comments about domestic violence

ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for remarks the television host made about domestic violence on Friday. Smith appears on the network’s show “First Take.” In addition to being suspended from the television show, Smith is also banned from making appearances on ESPN Radio for one week. 

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Guest Post

At just 3-years-old, my son has been suspended five times

The following post originally appears on The Washington Post under the title, “My Son Has Been Suspended Five Times. He’s 3.” It was written by Tunette Powell, a motivational speaker and author. She is co-founder of The Truth Heals, a nonprofit for individuals and families affected by fatherlessness. By: Tunette Powell I received a call from my […]

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News Flash

Angry UPS driver gives black man noose made of packing materials

The United Parcel Service (UPS) says it’s investigating one of their drivers after a man says he handed him a noose during an office delivery. Georgia resident David Mitchell says the driver acted strangely when they first encountered each other during work hours. 

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Guest Post

Why the term ‘minority’ is problematic

The following post originally appears on The Root under the title, “Let’s Stop Describing Ourselves As “Minorities.” By: Hope E. Ferguson   It’s already been two years since May 2012, when we learned that for the first time, U.S. babies born to parents who didn’t identify as white outnumbered those born to parents who did. What this […]

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News Flash

Update: Donald Sterling loses court battling in fight to keep Clippers

Donald Sterling has lost a court battle to his wife in an effort to stop her from selling the Los Angeles Clippers to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Shelly Sterling was awarded a sweeping victory in a tentative oral decision handed down by Judge Michael Levanas, who rejected all of Donald Sterling’s arguments in the probate […]

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News Flash

Petition calls for slave memorial in Washington D.C.

A Change.org petition is calling for the U.S. government to acknowledge slaves with a memorial. The petition, created by Craig Nessan, urges representatives to construct an African American slave memorial to acknowledge the contributions, trials and tribulations of our ancestors to the country. 

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News Flash

Kendrick Johnson’s parents sue Georgia school system

The parents of a 17-year-old Georgia teen who was found dead in a rolled up gym mat at his high school is suing the district. Kendrick Johnson died in Jan. 2013. 

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News Flash

Michele Roberts makes history by becoming NBPA’s first female executive director

The NBPA (National Basketball Players Association) has elected Michele Roberts as its executive director. Roberts will become the first woman to head a men’s professional athletic association in the US. Roberts was one of three people, and the only woman, who was a finalist for the executive director post. Roberts will take over a position vacated […]

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Report: Non-whites, women punished for promoting those like them

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado, valuing diversity is frowned upon in Corporate America unless you’re a white man. The study found that women and people of color were punished when they promoted other women and people of color. 

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