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Black households earned 61 cents for every dollar of White median incomes
September 10, 2020
The August 23 police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha, WI, triggered yet another round of community protests and national news coverage of a Black man. A series of multiple gunshots fired by a local police officer, were not fatal for 29-year old Jacob Blake; but may have permanently paralyzed him from the waist down.   ... read more »
Build A Movement
June 11, 2020
Racism is America’s original sin. Racism that built this nation using the free labor of enslaved Africans. Racism embedded in our original Constitution, claiming that my Black ancestors held only 3/5 of value compared to a white person. Racism that led to racial segregation and discriminatory laws in education, housing and employment. Racism that created a system of law enforcement designed to disproportionately incarcerate Black Americans. For over 400 years, America has used racism to build a wall around Black Americans. This wall has kept Black Americans excluded from opportunities to learn, to work and to vote.    ... read more »
“Husssh”: “Don’t Tell”
March 5, 2020
Success On “The Way”... Ask Dr. Jeanette Parker™ ... read more »
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Education in the Segregated South: A Determined African American Culture
September 6, 2019
“The long struggle over the development of education in the postbellum South occurred in large part because no dominant class could convince the freed people that its conception of education reflected a natural and proper social order,” Anderson wrote in “The Education of Blacks in the South,” James Anderson is the author of The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935 ... read more »
Chicago Defender Newspaper Moves to Digital Only with its July 11 Edition
July 11, 2019
After 114 years of using ink on paper to deliver news that informs, educates and empowers the African American community throughout the Windy City, Real Times Media, parent company of the Chicago Defender, has announced that the Chicago Defender will move to a digital-only format with its July 11 edition. The final printed edition will be delivered Wednesday, July 10. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
July 11, 2019
When she helped school her white editors on the power of her works and viewpoints on African American culture and experiences, she faced the same challenge that many African Americans encounter when dealing with their white counterparts in business, education, politics, etc. Resistance. As she recounts her experiences, Morrison is poised, resolved and reflective. Somewhat akin to an intelligent philosopher or an academic who patiently teaches a class of inquisitive but slow-learning freshmen. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 18, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 18, 2019
      On this day May 18, 1896, 8 Supreme Court Justices ruled that separate but equal was o.k. when they ruled in Plessy v. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 17, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 17, 2019
  On this day May 17, 1954, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ruled that public education can not be segregated on the basis of race. ... read more »
Virginia Educator Wins 2019 National Teacher of the Year
May 9, 2019
His classroom is a collaborative partnership between himself and his students and is anchored in him providing a civic centered education ... read more »
Is There More to Teaching and Learning Than Testing?
May 2, 2019
In order for education to capitalize on the strengths and talents of learners and the skills and professionalism of their teachers, what kinds of additional progress measures might be employed? ... read more »
Negro Leagues Museum to celebrate league’s 100th anniversary
February 22, 2019
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of a Kansas City meeting that sparked the league with a yearlong celebration. ... read more »
NNPA celebrates a successful year at Mid-Winter Training Conference 
February 7, 2019
The Black Press remains resilient and powerful with NNPA members providing excellent reporting from a Black perspective for more than 75 years while celebrating 192 years of the Black Press in America.  ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
November 19, 2018
For movies opening Thanksgiving 2018: ... read more »
CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS CLOSE BUT NOT THE SAME
April 5, 2018
Four years ago, the 50th anniversary of the passage of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 was celebrated throughout the nation which included high profile television and print media coverage.  It was supposed to change race relations in America but Blacks and civil rights  leaders cautioned that despite progress, the fight for full justice and equity was far from over.  ... read more »
Civil rights marker honors challenge to library segregation
August 24, 2017
The students attended the private Tougaloo College, just north of Jackson, when they staged a nonviolent sit-in at the city's main library that was reserved for white people. ... read more »
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