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Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act
May 25, 2017
High poverty school districts are often overwhelmed by the external consequences of poverty that distract students from learning and prevent effective classroom instruction. ... read more »
African Liberation Day: Liberation Is Coming From A Black Thing
May 25, 2017
When we defiantly declared on the burning battlefields of the Sixties that “liberation is coming from a Black thing”, we meant that it would come from a process and practice that Black people, African peoples, themselves, self-consciously conceived, constructed and carried out. ... read more »
Weapon of Mass Deception: Shut Down Trump’s Sham Voting Fraud Commission
May 25, 2017
Throughout his campaign, President Trump trumpeted the baseless claim that our nation's elections are riddled with voter fraud. He has repeatedly blamed his gaping three million plus-popular vote deficit on a phantom horde of illegal voters. He complained, without evidence and unfairly maligned wide swaths of communities. ... read more »
PROPHETIC CHALLENGES OF MALCOLM X
May 25, 2017
Malcolm X’s birthday is May 19th and for those who understand and appreciate his incomparable gift of strength, courage, and commitment to Black people, especially, the entire month of May, (indeed, all year) is a time for reflecting on his contribution to his people. ... read more »
Venezuela needs helping hand, not a hammer blow
May 25, 2017
If you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The United States has a big hammer: the military, plus the intelligence community’s covert intervention forces. So we are dropping bombs from drones in seven countries. ... read more »
B-CU Grads Protest Betsy “DeVoid” in Epic Fashion
May 18, 2017
I could not be more proud of the students at Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) than if I had raised them myself. ... read more »
Slavery’s History and Legacy Must Be Unchained (Part 2)
May 18, 2017
The movie Django: Unchained caused- and movies on slavery since then continue to generate-mostly negative conversation and commentary, among Blacks. However, it’s mostly talk. No matter how Black people feel about these films, they’re not likely to take Hollywood to task for its distortion of history. ... read more »
CFPB Sues Ocwen Financial over Unfair Mortgage Practices
May 18, 2017
Families, who have assembled the necessary financial resources to apply, qualify, and then purchase a home, understandably value that key investment and its accompanying opportunity to build wealth; but buying the home is just the first step of securing the American Dream of homeownership. ... read more »
Living Malcolm’s Liberation Ethics: Remembering, Rising, Raising and Resisting
May 18, 2017
In this month of heightened homage and increased attention to the life and legacy of Min. Malcolm X, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, it is important to do so placing rightful and repeated emphasis on his commitment to the liberation of our people and all the downtrodden and oppressed peoples of the world, especially the dark peoples of the world with whom he felt a special kinship of shared humanity and interrelated struggles. ... read more »
President Trump Wages War on Obama’s Legacy in First 100 Days
May 18, 2017
There was the proposed massive budget cut to the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the incessant rhetoric about a rise in crime in the nation, that lacked evidence to back it up; the threats of a renewed war on drugs. ... read more »
Much is Required
May 17, 2017
The way forward is to embrace an America where our tensions and intentions are not based in what we hope America to be... ... read more »
TrumpCare Puts African American Health Progress at Risk
May 17, 2017
They promised to replace it with a plan that would cover more people and bring costs down ... read more »
Stop Policing Black Girls’ Hair
May 17, 2017
Education should never attempt to stamp out culture but expand student’s exposure to various people and experiences ... read more »
#HonorThyFatherandMother
May 17, 2017
Some people have been great parents others have left much to be desired ... read more »
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