Mike Pence Breaks Tie To Confirm Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary

It appears that all of President Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments are going to be confirmed, despite clear splits down party lines and issues with the preparedness for the jobs.

The latest example of just how divided the country is came as Betsy DeVos was voted in as the newest Secretary of Education, a position she’s sorely unqualified for with practically no experience with public schools. 

Remembering Our Black Radical History: Jalil Muntaqim

At 19 years old, Jalil Muntaqim (Anthony Bottom) became a political prisoner within the United States “justice” system after being charged and convicted for the killing of two police officers in New York. As a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, Muntaqim was a target of COINTELPRO. He has been in prison for 46 years.

If Betsy DeVos’ Nomination Tells Us Anything, It’s That We Can’t Wait To Educate Our Own Youth

By: Imani J. Jackson

“Make America Think Again,” several protestors’ signs read at a Jacksonville, Florida Sister March to the historic Women’s March on Washington. So far, 673 solidarity marches have been recorded and nearly five million people participated worldwide. The signs, a play on President Donald Trump’s co-opted Ronald Reagan catchphrase, and several Plural-led speeches against Trump’s lengthy “isms” history, reminded me that American anti-intellectualism breeds high human costs. I also remembered that teenagers of color care about and deserve to learn about the history, present and future of their nation.

Navient, Formerly Known As Sallie Mae, Sued For Misleading Borrowers

Student loan debt is one of the most critical issues affecting today’s work force. Graduates often come out of school with the weight of tens of thousands of dollars in debt holding them back from moving forward with their lives.

If that wasn’t bad enough, a new lawsuit alleges that millions of those borrowers may have been the victims of intentionally damaging lending practices. 

This New Book Delivery Service Sends Black Brilliance Right To Your Doorstep

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions to read a book a week or once per month. And, if you are anything like me, you want those books to come from Black authors. Now, a company called Noir Reads is making meeting those goals all the more possible by delivering books from the Black Diaspora to subscribers for a small monthly or quarterly fee.

A Georgia University Offers An English Course On Outkast

Students at Armstrong State University can now earn college credit while stimulating and activating their left and right brain as they learn about the music of Outkast.

The Savannah, Ga. college is now offering a course on the careers of André 3000 and Big Boi and how their music affected and exuded the mentality of the American South. 

New York Governor Proposes Free State College Tuition For Eligible Students

One of the central issues on the Democratic platform is making free college education a reality. The national student loan debt is already massive and doesn’t look to disappear anytime soon, and a large part of that is because college tuition prices are only going up.

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, who some see as a potential presidential nominee, recently made a proposal that could make free college a possibility in the future for hundreds of thousands of New York residents.