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via:elev8 As the school year comes to a close, it is imperative that you talk to your children’s teachers and to school administrators.  Here is why we need to meet with teachers now. We are often taught to take at face value what teachers say, without being intimately acquainted with curriculum or school strategy.  As […]

  via:blackchristiannews   In 1867, two years after the Civil War ended, Augusta Theological Institute was established in the basement of Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga. Founded in 1787, Springfield Baptist is the oldest independent African-American church in the United States. The school’s primary purpose was to prepare Black men for ministry and teaching. […]

  via:blackchristannews   The amount of money that today’s college students owe upon graduating from college is now epic, surpassing the $1 trillion mark, and second only to mortgage debt. California Rep. Karen Bass has introduced the Student Loan Fairness Act of 2013 to help ease some of their financial burden. “Americans owe more in […]

via:blackchristiannews Nine out of 10 of the Chicago Public School students potentially impacted by proposed school closings this year have a predominately Black student body, according to an analysis by the Chicago Sun-Times. “Of those 129 schools located mostly on the South and West sides, 117 are majority Black,” reported the Sun-Times. “119 have a […]

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Texas Higher Education Journal and Diverse Issues In Higher Education recently recognized Texas Southern University (TSU) as a leading producer of bachelor’s and graduate degrees among African Americans and Hispanic Students. Out of 100 African Americans conferred graduate degrees, TSU ranked fourth following Howard University who ranked first. TSU also ranked first in Texas with […]

The future of education for students at James D. Ryan Middle School is being threatened by its very own school board in the Houston Independent School District (HISD). The community believes that African American students are being disregarded and disrespected when it comes to administration decision making after a proposed school closure sent the community in […]

Two years ago I went to go visit a school of 4th and 5th graders. It was in Oakland, and many of the kids were from tough areas of the city. I went there to talk about nonviolence and the value of education. One of the gifts I brought for the kids was The Art […]

Via: A Christian college in Georgia is asking all employees to sign a pledge declaring their heterosexuality. Shorter University instituted the pledge in late October. If an employee decides not to sign the pledge, they are at risk of losing their job. For more on this story visit site above.