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Student says teacher’s ‘help’ was actually cheating

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By Leigh 1:06 pm July 11, 2011 The Grio | July 11, 2011 Amirah Tavares recently graduated from high school with plans of going to college and a new knowledge her former teacher’s ‘help’ was actually cheating.

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From a standout player, a different sort of care basket

By Leigh 10:21 am July 11, 2011 From a standout player, a different sort of care basket Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times | July 3, 2011 Allan Guei was a standout player on the Compton High School basketball team, but when he stepped to the free-throw line for a chance to win $40,000 in college expenses, […]

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If Caylee Anthony had been black, would you know her name?

By Leigh 9:51 am July 11, 2011 If Caylee Anthony had been black, would you know her name? Washington Post | July 8, 2011 Here’s a quiz: Which names do you recognize? Aja. N’Kiah. Tatianna. Brittany. Caylee. All five girls, authorities said, were killed by their mothers. Yet it’s likely that, besides their family and […]

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Race is the ‘Strongest Predictor’ of Disparities in Birth Outcomes

By Leigh 9:07 am July 11, 2011 Race is the ‘Strongest Predictor’ of Disparities in Birth Outcomes Annie Gldzhyan, The Loop 21 | July 11, 2011 Enormous stressors and hardships are some reasons to why there is a disparity in birth outcomes. “Any state you look at, you see the same disparities, and race is the […]

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Michelle Bachmann Signs Pledge that Says Black Children Better Off During Slavery

By Leigh 4:10 pm July 8, 2011 Michelle Bachmann Signs Pledge that Says Black Children Better Off During Slavery Cheryl Contee, Jack and Jill Politics | July 8, 2011 In Iowa, there’s a social conservative pledge called “The Marriage Vow — A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family” that is anti-abortion, anti-same sex marriage, […]

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Does living in a diverse community make you safer?

By Leigh 9:00 am July 8, 2011 Does living in a diverse community make you safer? Monique Morris, The Grio | July 7, 2011 Residential integration has long been associated with an improved quality of life for people of color in America. Civil and human rights leaders for over a century have elevated the importance […]

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Report: Educational Inequities Still Hold Black Students Back

By Leigh 2:07 pm July 6, 2011 Report: Educational Inequities Still Hold Black Students Back Frank McCoy, BET News | July 1, 2011 The U.S. Department of Education released part one of its 2009-10 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) Thursday, and it is a comprehensive, and downbeat, look at the education of 75 percent of American […]

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President Obama’s Live Twitter Town Hall

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By Leigh 1:39 pm July 6, 2011 Whitehouse.gov | July 6, 2011 JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV

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Sen. Durbin Chairs First-ever Senate Hearing on DREAM Act

By Leigh 10:27 am July 6, 2011 Sen. Durbin Chairs First-ever Senate Hearing on DREAM Act Eddie Garcia, CampusProgress | June 29, 2011 Yesterday’s first-ever Senate hearing on the DREAM Act was nothing short of historic. Three hundred immigrant youth from all across the country ascended on Capitol Hill to watch Senator Durbin (D-Ill) solicit unprecedented […]

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Filling In Bubbles: Test Driven School Reform and Disengaging Working Class You

By Leigh 4:26 pm July 5, 2011 Filling In Bubbles:  Test Driven School Reform and Disengaging Working Class Youth Mark Naison (via NewBlackMan) | June 29, 2011 If I was going to figure out a plan to get working class youth to disengage from school, here would be my major components. First, I would make […]

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