Tag: Education

White Parents in Oppose Michigan School Board’s Anti-Racism Resolution Prompted by White Student’s Snapchat Slave Auction

Photo: maroke (Shutterstock) White people have always followed a very basic playbook when it comes to ducking discussions and accountability for racism. It’s simple: They deny racism is happening, claim adamantly that they were raised not to see color and characterize any undeniable instances of racism as isolated incidents. Now, the gods of white fragility […]

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White Parents Oppose Michigan School Board’s Anti-Racism Resolution Prompted by White Student’s Snapchat Slave Auction

Photo: maroke (Shutterstock) White people have always followed a very basic playbook when it comes to ducking discussions and accountability for racism. It’s simple: They deny racism is happening, claim adamantly that they were raised not to see color and characterize any undeniable instances of racism as isolated incidents. Now, the gods of white fragility […]

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Civil Rights Icon and Educator Bob Moses Dies at 86

In this June 26, 2014 file photo, Robert “Bob” Moses, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) project director in 1964, discusses the importance of Freedom Summer 1964 during the 50th Anniversary conference at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss.Photo: Rogelio V. Solis (AP) “[In] Mississippi, Bob Moses was the equivalent of Martin Luther King,” Taylor Branch, author […]

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South Carolina State University To Eliminate $9.8M In Student Debt

NewsOne Featured Video Several collegiate institutions throughout the country are leading efforts to help eliminate student debt and the latest school to follow suit is South Carolina State University. The Orangeburg-based HBCU recently announced it would cancel $9.8 million in debt for students. The move will eliminate account balances for nearly 2,500 students. Aware of […]

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#BlackGirlMagic: Atlanta Teens Become First Black Girl Duo To Win Harvard’s Debate Competition

NewsOne Featured Video Black scholars are reaching triumphant milestones and making history in the process. According to People, Atlanta teenagers Jayla Jackson and Emani Stanton took home the title at Harvard University’s summer debate competition. The win was historic as it marked the first time a Black girl duo has won the prestigious debate match. […]

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Lost Lives, Lost Culture: The Forgotten History of Indigenous Boarding Schools

DURANGO, Colo. — The last day Dzabahe remembers praying in the way of her ancestors was on the morning in the 1950s when she was taken to the boarding school. At first light, she grabbed a small pouch and ran out into the desert to a spot facing the rising sun to sprinkle the taa […]

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Double-Talk: Two Black Girl Debaters Make History at Harvard University’s Summer Competition

Photo: Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project No debate about it; Black female excellence won Harvard University’s annual summer debate competition this year. Sixteen-year-old Jayla Jackson and seventeen-year-old Emani Stanton just made history as the first Black female duo to win the Harvard Debate Council’s annual summer debate competition at Harvard University. Advertisement Per a press […]

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HBCU President Abruptly Resigns Over ‘Financial Status Of Kentucky State University’

Now-former Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II. | Source: Kentucky State University The president of a historically Black university (HBCU) in Kentucky has abruptly tendered his resignation because of concerns about the school’s financial status. Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II on Tuesday resigned immediately during a meeting specifically held because […]

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Missouri Invite-Only Critical Race Theory Hearing Takes Place Without a Single Black Voice Being Heard

Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (Getty Images) On Monday, a Missouri legislative committee held an invite-only hearing on Critical Race Theory and how the state’s educators should teach racism in K-12 schools. The committee is now under heavy criticism for excluding an enormously important element needed to have any critical and productive discussion on the subject of […]

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Why Does Congress Let the Ivy League Operate as a Monopoly?

The notion that the Ivies or other well-endowed schools have a fixed pot of money for financial aid and therefore can only provide generous need-based assistance to all if they do not hand out supplements for merit, or to attract specific types of students they want, is obviously false. Ample endowments are there to be […]

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Black Virginia PTA Leader Asked to Resign After ‘Let Them Die’ Comment, Says It Wasn’t Directed Towards Critical Race Theory Protesters

Michelle Leete speaking to a crowd outside a Fairfax County School Board meeting. Screenshot: Twitter Republicans are just soooo oversensitive these days. They storm school board meetings, post vitriolic rants on Facebook, and generally act like a 2-year-old who had their favorite toy taken away whenever the topic of critical race theory (CRT) is brought […]

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Dr. M. Brian Blake To Become Georgia State University’s First Black President

NewsOne Featured Video Black academic leaders are making historic moves in the realm of higher education. Dr. M. Brian Blake has been appointed to serve as the president of Georgia State University; making him the first Black person in the school’s 108-year history to take on the position. Dr. Blake—a Georgia Tech alum who holds […]

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A Lawsuit Alleges That an Albuquerque Middle School Discriminated Against a Black Student Due to Her Hair

Image: BlurryMe (Shutterstock) A federal lawsuit has been filed against Albuquerque’s public school district, accusing the district of discriminating against a Black student due to her hair. Advertisement The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Saturday that the lawsuit was filed last month in New Mexico’s U.S. District Court, which has scheduled a hearing on the […]

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Iowa County Named After Black Educator And Historian Lulu Merle Johnson

NewsOne Featured Video We stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. A woman whose achievements shaped an Iowa county recently received a posthumous honor. According to NPR, Johnson County was renamed after Black educator and historian Lulu Merle Johnson. Johnson—a native of southwestern Iowa—came from a lineage of trailblazers. Her father Richard, […]

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Colin Kaepernick Inks Publishing Deal With Scholastic

NewsOne Featured Video Activist and athlete Colin Kaepernick is using his journey to teach youth about the importance of self-confidence and self-efficacy. According to Forbes, Kaepernick has inked a deal with the publishing company Scholastic. As part of the partnership, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback will create an array of children’s books designed to […]

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Texas Senate Passes Bill to Remove Required Lessons on Civil Rights Movements from Public School Curriculums

Photo: CrackerClips Stock Media (Shutterstock) Public schools in Texas are one step closer to no longer being required to teach about various American civil rights movements in social studies classes. Advertisement Bloomberg reports that on Friday, the state Senate voted 18-4 to pass Senate Bill 3, which drops requirements for teachers to include lessons on Cesar Chavez, […]

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‘The Shadow Of Jim Crow’: Cornel West Rips Harvard In Letter Of Resignation After Tenure Controversy

NewsOne Featured Video Source: AFP / Getty Cornel West has made no secret of how he feels about Harvard University. The noted academic publicly chronicled his claims of the Ivy League school rebuffing his request for tenure before he just up and quit altogether. But on Monday night, West — whose tenure plight preceded that […]

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Cornel West Posts Scathing Resignation Letter to Harvard Dean

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Cornel West is tired. We don’t usually get to see what happens to superheroes once they get old. Imagine fighting racism every day just to do your job. Imagine waking up and being one of the smartest Black men in America and your job still won’t recognize this. Imagine Harvard […]

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Sacramento Teacher Under Fire for Using Racial Slurs While Telling Students the N-Word Is No Longer a ‘Nasty Word’

Photo: JenJ_Payless (Shutterstock) White people appear to be really afraid Critical Race Theory is being taught in K-12 schools even though evidence that it’s actually happening is scarce. Meanwhile, Black people tend to be far more concerned with a Black-ademic study known as Critical Racist Might be Teaching My Child Reality, which is backed by […]

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Jackie Robinson Foundation Receives $1.4M Endowment From Hess Corporation

NewsOne Featured Video Barrier-breaking baseball legend Jackie Robinson left behind a legacy that will echo for generations to come and the foundation founded in his honor recently received a major donation to further its mission of empowering youth from disenfranchised communities to become the changemakers of tomorrow. The Hess Corporation awarded the Jackie Robinson Foundation […]

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NBA Star Donovan Mitchell Refurbishes Basketball Courts At The Children’s Village

NewsOne Featured Video NBA star Donovan Mitchell’s impact transcends far beyond the court. He’s led several philanthropic efforts centered on empowering youth and his latest social good project was designed to share his love of basketball with underserved children. According to KSL Sports, the Utah Jazz guard recently renovated basketball courts at The Children’s Village […]

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Ohio Private School Refuses to Let Students Re-Enroll After Mothers Denounced School in Anti-CRT Campaign

Photo: Fox News Conservatives are still pretending they actually know anything about white people’s latest propaganda target Critical Race Theory, and now it has cost students to lose their spot at a private school in Gahanna, Ohio, after two mothers violated its enrollment agreement by going on some right-winger podcast to complain about the school’s […]

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Ohio Private School Refuses to Let Students Reenroll After Mothers Denounced School in Anti-CRT Campaign

Photo: Fox News Conservatives are still pretending they actually know anything about white people’s latest propaganda target Critical Race Theory, and now it has caused students to lose their spot at a private school in Gahanna, Ohio, after two mothers violated its enrollment agreement by going on some right-winger podcast to complain about the school’s […]

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White Fragility Strikes Back: West Virginia School Pauses ‘Black Math Genius’ Program Because White People Felt It Was ‘Critical Race Theory’

Somewhere in West Virginia, a white person is getting triggered by this picture. Photo: Rido (Shutterstock) The word “Black” is now synonymous with “Critical Race Theory,” for white people across the nation. A West Virginia school has paused a program called “Black Math Genius” because white parents felt it somehow represented CRT. Advertisement According to […]

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One of the Nation’s Largest Teachers’ Unions Pledges to Defend Those Who Teach ‘Honest History’ as Parents and Politicians Continue to Lose Their Minds Over Critical Race Theory

I guess it wasn’t a fact that white people actively view(ed) Black people as sub-human. Photo: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Getty Images) If you’ve taken even a cursory look at The Root in recent months, you’ve probably noticed an uptick in politicians and people nationwide losing their mind over the right wing’s latest boogeyman: Critical Race Theory. […]

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Licensing Name, Image And Likeness Rights Presents A Quandary For College Athletes On Student Visas

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 14: Nouredin Nouili #73, who transferred from Colorado State to the … [+] University of Nebraska, is one of many foreign college athletes who has been warned against endorsing products based on visa status. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Getty Images One week ago today, college athletes gained the right to […]

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Allegations of Racism and Discrimination Result in Accreditation Board Placing Tulane School of Medicine on Probabtion

Photo: Fotoluminate LLC (Shutterstock) The Tulane University School of Medicine was placed on probation last week by a national accreditation board due to allegations of racism and discrimination within its graduate program. Advertisement According the The Lens, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) informed the school’s dean, Lee Hamm, of the decision on […]

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Big Money Moves: Delaware State University Becomes First HBCU to Acquire Another School on Its Own

Screenshot: Delaware State University (Other) We takin’ over, y’all. By we, I mean Delaware State University, as they are the first HBCU in history to acquire a predominately white school. Advertisement According to WHYY, DSU announced last year that it intended to acquire Wesley College and it officially completed its takeover late last week. As […]

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Michigan School District Absolves Employee of Bias in Cutting Biracial Child’s Hair

Photo: Donnapa Pongdee (Shutterstock) An incident that a representative from the National Parents Union equated to a “modern day scalping”—or at the very least, a violation of a young child’s bodily autonomy—has been dismissed as a misfiring of “good intentions.” That is, according to officials from Michigan’s Mount Pleasant Public Schools. Advertisement As The Root […]

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Nikole Hannah-Jones And Ta-Nehisi Coates Join Howard University’s Journalism School As Professors

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Jeff Greenberg / Getty Howard University just added two more notches to its HBCU championship belt when it caught everyone off-guard Tuesday morning with its latest high-profile hires. Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose public dispute over tenure at the University of North Carolina may have prompted Howard to make […]

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Spelman College Joins Entrepreneurship Education Initiative

NewsOne Featured Video From lawyers to literary giants, Spelman College is known for producing changemakers who have significantly shaped their respective industries. The HBCU will continue to use education as a vessel to empower the next generation of leaders through an entrepreneurship program. The Atlanta-based institution has joined an initiative being led by the Blackstone […]

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