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COMMENTARY: Black No More 
April 21, 2022
It is worth noting that recounting the horrors of slavery, remembering heroes of the civil rights movement, along with a few 19th and 20th century inventors, athletes and entertainers, in no way sufficiently pays proper tribute to the totality of our past. Only by passing down our complete stories and sharing the fullness of our heritage do we properly honor our ancestors and history, a history that long predates the 17th century in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. We were Africans long before becoming New Yorkers, Jamaicans, Brazilians, Haitians, Cubans or Puerto Ricans.  ... read more »
Dr. Ladson-Billings Earns 2020 NNPA Leadership in Education Award
September 17, 2020
“We have COVID, we have anti-Black, we have the very tenuous economy and we have the climate catastrophe,” said Dr. Ladson-Billings. ... read more »
NAACP Sues U.S. Education Secretary Over COVID-19 School Money
August 10, 2020
The NAACP formally filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C., accusing DeVos of illegally changing the rules for allocating $13.2 billion in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) money to benefit wealthy private k-12 schools. ... read more »
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Thurmond Wins Historic Race for CA Superintendent of Public Instruction
November 17, 2018
Pledges to be a champion of public schools and a Superintendent for all California students Assemblymember Tony Thurmond is the projected winner of the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction election. ... read more »
ESSA Demands Full Transparency on K-12 Educational Funding
April 19, 2018
According to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) all public schools will be required to give fully-detailed reports on how and where they spend institutional funding. ... read more »
Affirming Black Students Home Language
June 1, 2017
The failure of public schools to properly educate Black students is criminal. They have long been at the bottom of virtually every measure of effective schooling. Yet the Black community has remained largely on the sidelines; its dominant response, silence. ... read more »
Tennessee Black Caucus: Don’t cut civil rights milestones
October 13, 2016
The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators on Friday called for a public response to help keep civil rights milestones in Tennessee history from being removed from the social studies standards for public schools. ... read more »
Success on the Way: Update – Transgender LGBT Rights
August 25, 2016
Some weeks back I wrote to you regarding transgender (LGBT) rights in U.S. public schools. The way that came about was that President Obama administration issued a directive on transgender rights to public schools from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. ... read more »
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