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Students Invited to Participate in NAACP ACT-SO Competition  

High school students are invited to register for the NAACP ACT-SO Competition. The hybrid event, hosted by the Beverly Hill-Hollywood Branch, is free for young people and local medalists can attend the National competition in Boston. 

Black Kids Deserve Great Schools, Too

Last week, from February 5-7, the California branch of the National Action Network (NAN) met in Sacramento to hold its inaugural Western Regional Conference of chapters in California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Remembering and Re-Reading Woodson: Envisioning an Emancipatory Education

Clearly, in this important month and historical moment of celebrating Black History thru reflective remembrance and recommitment to ever-deeper study and emancipatory practice, our minds easily turn to the writings and life work of the father of Black History Month, Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875–1950). For it is Dr. Woodson who framed and laid the foundation for our celebration of Black History Month, having given his life to writing, teaching and advocating history as an indispensable core of any real, useful and emancipatory education. And it is he who founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (1915), the Journal of Negro History(1916), and Negro History Week (1926). These were later renamed to reflect the constant rethinking needed to meet the challenges and changes of our time: the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the Journal of African American History and Black History Month, respectively.