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Black Wealth Still Plummeting, CRL Tells Lawmakers
August 31, 2018
For years, and particularly in recent months, major news outlets have heralded the nation’s robust economic recovery. From rising corporate profits, to lower unemployment, or rising stock prices on Wall Street, many consumers might conclude that financial stability not only returned after the Great Recession but continues to climb. ... read more »
Use of the ‘N-Word’ is Far From the Only Measure of Racism
August 30, 2018
Omarosa Manigault Newman, the president’s former aide, claims there is a tape of him using the vile racial slur. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she “can’t guarantee” that a tape doesn’t exist. Trump tweeted, “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary.” The press pursued the question as if this would establish for one and for all whether Trump is a racist. ... read more »
Betsy Devos’ $5 Billion Giveaway to For-Profit Colleges: Deregulation of Student Loans
August 23, 2018
Today’s increasingly competitive global economy requires and recruits those who are highly-skilled and knowledgeable. People understand and accept that higher education is a means to become employable, marketable, and competitive. ... read more »
Children on the Front Lines
August 23, 2018
I am so proud of the Freedom Schools scholars who have learned they are following in the footsteps of children and youths who were the foot soldiers and infantry of the Civil Rights Movement. Some of their stories from the Movement are well known: six-year-old Ruby Bridges in New Orleans walked through White mobs to attend school—even praying for those jeering at her; the Little Rock Nine; the four little girls killed in the bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. Thousands of children were on the frontlines of history. Whether sung or unsung heroes, we owe all of them a debt of gratitude. ... read more »
CAU Receives More Than $4.5 Million in Grants for Upward Bound, HBCU C.A.R.E.S.
July 5, 2018
Clark Atlanta University recently received two grants totaling more than $4.5 million. The first grant lays the groundwork for a new legacy within the Department of Counseling Education, while the second continues the 50-year legacy of CAU’s Upward Bound program. ... read more »
Our Children Are at Risk
July 5, 2018
A few years ago, his Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Justice, studied school discipline data and came to a troubling conclusion: African American students in the 2011-12 school year had been suspended or expelled at a rate three times higher than White students. ... read more »
School Choice Not the Right Choice for All Students
May 31, 2018
The Trump Administration has proposed to decrease funding to authorized investments for public schools while increasing funding opportunities for school choice programs and private school vouchers. Ninety percent of children in America attend public schools. Increased funding to school choice programs, while reducing funding to public schools is a strategy that leaves behind our most vulnerable students ... read more »
Blacks Have a lot to Lose with Trump’s New Budget
April 5, 2017
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” targets a number of programs for severe cuts or outright elimination—programs that often help poor, working-class and Black families. ... read more »
President Obama Talks about the Future of HBCUs, My Brother’s Keeper at North Carolina A&T
October 19, 2016
President Barack Obama said that historically Black colleges that are producing engineers, doctors and dentists serve as the foundation stone for building Black middle class wealth and success ... read more »
President of New Designs Charter School Dr. Yaw Adutwum talks about educational success
March 23, 2016
The educational group is operating two college-preparatory secondary schools with students from grades 6th-12th. The students select areas of concentration in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and theatrical arts. ... read more »
Dr. John King: A Necessary Voice for Vulnerable Students
March 17, 2016
For the first time in the nation’s history, the majority of children who attend U.S. public schools are students of color. While it is unquestionable that the growing diversity among our young students is an asset to this nation, ... read more »
Edward James Olmos and Rick Najera Join L.A. University Leaders to Discuss Panel on Diversity in Higher Education
February 3, 2016
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) will kick-off a series of events to celebrate its 50th anniversary with celebrities Edward James Olmos, Rick Najera, and a panel of Los Angeles University leaders for a timely discussion on the absence of Latinos and African Americans in higher education. ... read more »
Bass introduces bipartisan legislation to curb recidivism, increase opportunities for ex-offenders
November 25, 2015
In light of President Obama’s work to stem over-incarceration, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calf.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, recently introduced bipartisan legislation that would bolster the Administration’s efforts to eliminate barriers to education for ex-offenders. ... read more »
Cal State Dominguez Hills receives $2.3 million to assist military veterans and other underserved students
November 12, 2015
To improve services for more than 220 military veteran students, those with disabilities, former foster youth, and many others on campus, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has received two U.S. ... read more »
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