Obama Cuts Funding for Christian-Based Abstinence Sex-Ed Program

President Obama has proposed a budget for 2017, which removes a $10 million annual grant that goes towards funding “abstinence-only” sexual education classes in public schools. By getting rid of this money, Obama ends the financial incentive for states to continue to teach this one-sided sexual education program.

Michelle Obama Makes Surprise Visits To Elementary Schools In D.C.

The most endearing thing about President Barack Obama doesn’t have anything to do with him directly. It’s actually his family, especially his wife, Michelle Obama.

Over the past few years, the First Lady has danced with kids in the White House and even made an appearance on popular kids shows. If you were somehow under the belief that she wasn’t absolutely the coolest First Lady ever, a recent video showing her surprising elementary school students should change that.

Illinois High School Performs Mock Slave Auction Skit

There’s been a longstanding separation between schools in the city of Chicago and its suburbs. To help bridge that gap, events like the Illinois Junior Classical Convention are held to bring them all under one roof. But during this past weekend at the Westin in Itasca, things took a turn for the worst.

Students of Barrington High School were caught on video performing a skit that included the depiction of a slave auction. Parents and students of the South Side’s Kenwood Academy, some of which were in attendance, were appalled.

Did We Do Enough To Save Chicago State University? Not At All.

Less than 24 hours after Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hosted a rally at Chicago State University, all 900 employees of the university received layoff notices. The layoffs appear to be the final blow in the nearly 8 month battle between Chicago State (as well as other predominantly-Black public colleges) and Illinois politicians. But while many have directed their anger over the budget impasse at Springfield, primarily towards Republican governor Bruce Rauner, one thing is certain: Chicago itself did not do enough to save CSU.

Chicago Library of Valuable Black Literature Is In Danger

The Carter G. Woodson Library in Chicago’s Washington Heights neighborhood is rooted in history. It was named after the “Father of Black History” and holds the largest collection of black literature in the entire Midwest.

It notably contains the Vivian G. Harsh Collection, named after Chicago’s first black librarian, which features slave and genealogy records and original manuscripts from notable black authors. The library is now at risk of closing due to damage to the building after years of not being kept up by the city.

Florida State Fraternity Suspended For Slavery-Themed Hazing Accusations

Florida State University’s chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity has been suspended after hazing accusations were brought up against them.

According to a report filed by a former member of the chapter, hazing practices were conducted in 2013 where pledges were forced to “act like slaves.” Another incident left them stranded over one hundred miles away from campus which is in Tallahassee, according to the New York Post.