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We need to stop blaming black parents for underachieving kids

The following post originally appears on The Washington Post under the title, “Stop Blaming Black Parents for Underachieving Kids.” It was written by Andre M. Perry.  By: Andre M. Perry Mayors, teachers unions, and news commentators have boiled down the academic achievement gap between white and black students to one root cause: parents. Even black […]

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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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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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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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No one’s talking about how black businesses are powering Detroit’s resurgence

The following post originally appeared on the Huffington Post under the title, “Black-Owned Businesses Are Quietly Powering Detroit’s Resurgence, But No One’s Talking About It.” By: Kate Abby-Lambertz Detroit will mark the first anniversary of its bankruptcy filing this Friday, and across the country,people are watching the city to see how it has survived the upheaval.

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Justice for Renisha: Why Renisha McBride’s Case Makes Me Wanna Holla

The following post originally appeared on the Huffington Post under the title, “Why Renisha McBride’s Case Makes Me Wanna Holla.” It was written by Debbie Hines Trial Attorney, Former Prosecutor and Founder, LegalSpeaks.com. By: Debbie Hines As a former prosecutor, I’d like to think that justice will prevail for Renisha McBride who was seeking help following […]

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Why more people need to know about the Supreme Courts decision regarding elections

The following post was originally published on NewsOne under the title, “According to the Supreme Court Elections Are Indeed For Sale.”  By: Janaye Ingram Why more people need to know about the Supreme Court’s recent decision that will allow unlimited money to be poured into elections and what we can do to address it.

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Why Blacks should care about pro-Israeli media bias

The following post originally appeared on NewsOne under the title, “Why African Americans Should Care About Pro-Israeli Media Bias.” It was written by Michael Arceneaux. By: Michael Arceneaux The interesting thing about the notion of “liberal media bias” is that it’s based on the idea that huge media conglomerates would align themselves with liberal principles for […]

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Black people must stand firm with Palestine

The following post originally appeared on EBONY under the title, “Why Black People Must Stand With Palestine.” By: Kristian Davis Two years ago, a viral video emerged of a Palestinian alumnus named Fadi Quran being pepper sprayed and arrested while nonviolently protesting in the West Bank. As a journalist for The Stanford Daily, I had the opportunity to cover […]

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Scholarship coach shares how she graduated with no debt and $10,000 refund

The following post originally appears on the Huffington Post as part of its Money Mic series. It was written by Shanice Miller, author of “How to Graduate College Debt-Free with Money in the Bank.” By: Shanice Miller The first time I ever heard about student loan debt was in 2007. I was a high school senior […]

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