Unfortunately, we should now accept that Donald Trump will be President of the United States come January 20, 2017 (over a month later I’m still experiencing some disbelief in this truth). But what I won’t accept are his disingenuous attempts to be inclusive and to work for Black people.
A professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago is suing the university for discrimination following years of unfair treatment, including being forced to teach statistics despite not being qualified.
“Why do we accept forms of security that are rooted in violence?” – Angela Davis, Lecture at University of Chicago November 2016
When I first learned of prison abolition it was from Angela Davis during a lecture she gave at my college campus in 2009. The concept of prison abolition seemed so large and out of reach and it wasn’t something I put much thought into until this year, but a defeatist attitude isn’t what abolished slavery – so who am I to doubt the possibilities of abolition?
Starting in 2017, schools in Missouri will no longer handle the aftermath of fights between students internally. According to a new statute, School Resource Officers (SROs) and local authorities will now get involved and students may be charged with a felony.
Think Progress originally reported that the new statute will take effect on Jan. 1 and could play a major role in strengthening the school-to-prison pipeline, which could see an increasing number of kids with criminal records at a young age.
A Howard County, Md. high school English teacher came back to the classroom on Tuesday after being on administrative leave following a clearly misguided moment. The unnamed teacher reportedly instructed students to write a “fun” slave song as they learned about Frederick Douglass.
The United Negro Improvement Association. The Congress of Racial Equity. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The National Association of Colored Women. The National Association For the Advancement of Colored People. The Black Panther Party.
The list of civic organizations that helped shape the course of racial justice in the 20th century seems almost endless.
When he’s not analyzing professional basketball, Charles Barkley is prone to offer his two cents pertaining to issues in the black community – ranging from crime to protests. While there’s almost always disagreement regarding his criticisms, they do appear to come from a place of genuine concern.
This became more evident when he donated $2 million to two different historically black colleges this past week, according to The Undefeated.
A Baltimore City Schools second grader was in the hospital with a broken jaw and missing teeth after an altercation with a tutor.
This country has a long history of denying the basic, unabridged, and inalienable rights to all people despite the promises made in the Bill of Rights. This truth is evidenced by the fact that students, right now in 2016, are fighting in Michigan courts for better quality education.
Seven Detroit children, as represented by a Los Angeles law firm, filed a lawsuit in September citing “decades of state disinvestment and deliberate indifference to Detroit’s schools have denied them access to literacy,” according to WJBK-Fox2 News.