Tag: 1619 Project

Children’s Book Inspired By ‘The 1619 Project’ To Hit Shelves This Fall

NewsOne Featured Video Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nikole Hannah-Jones has tapped into the power of storytelling to unearth elements of history that have shaped America’s social, cultural, and political landscapes. The writer is on a mission to use literature as an avenue to ensure Black youngsters are aware of their rich cultural history. According to ESSENCE, […]

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Professor Who Criticized $2.5 Million Plan to Save a Confederate Statue Is Now Being Canceled

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The University of North Carolina is being accused of cancelling another liberal professor who criticized its handling of the infamous “Silent Sam” Confederate monument. UNC’s Board of Governors reportedly declined to reappoint Eric Muller chair of the board of governors of University of […]

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Weighs Legal Action Against U.N.C.

The board of trustees at the University of North Carolina is under intensifying pressure to grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Magazine journalist who is scheduled to start as a professor at its journalism school in July. Ms. Hannah-Jones, who helped create The Times’s 1619 Project, a series that has […]

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Trump Wants a New Contract With America, Which Just Revoked His Last Contract

Second, consider the paucity of actual ideas here compared to its predecessor. When Republicans unveiled the Contract With America, they included genuine social and economic policy ideas. The contract proposed changes to the tax code, cuts to welfare programs and work requirements for those in them, more funding for prisons and stricter sentencing requirements, a […]

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Academic Tenure Is Broken. Nikole Hannah-Jones’s Case Makes That Clear.

If making it harder for marginalized scholars and approaches to become established is one potential side effect of our tenure system, protecting the privileges of older and more powerful faculty is the obvious corollary. Even if the committee charged with examining the scholar’s dossiers manages to be free of such attitudes, there is a high […]

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