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Education Is Not the “Secret” to Asian Americans Being “Model Immigrants”

By Victor Trammell Minorities in U.S. are often sold the notion that through hard work and education, gaining attainment of the “American dream” can happen at the same rate it does for the country’s predominantly white dominant culture. However, due to structural societal barriers, such as institutionalized racism, many minorities in America are not able […]

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Debate Over Charter Schools vs Public Schools Continues to Rage in Black Communities

By Victor Trammell Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for our nation’s near future education secretary is adding fire to the debate over the coming “school choice” initiative being unveiled by the coming administration. PBS News Hour covered this issue Friday (December 2nd) in a segment, which reported a scenario in Memphis, Tennessee. Lisa Stark, […]

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Homeschoolers Are Under Attack In Texas – Here’s Why

By Victor Trammell In mid-November, state legislators in Texas held a town hall meeting on education, which was hosted by Republican State Senator Don Huffines of Dallas. At this meeting, Huffines and his guest Randan Steinhauser unveiled a legislation proposal that explained a so-called “school choice” education bill. Many critics of this education bill (which […]

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Second Grader Hospitalized After Teacher Assaults Him

By Victor Trammell A second-grade boy at an elementary school in Baltimore, Maryland was sent to a local hospital after he was beaten by a tutor on Monday (November 28th). According to Baltimore NBC News affiliate WBAL-TV (local channel 11),  Travon Grayson, 7, a student at City Springs Elementary/Middle School was physically brutalized by Timothy Randall Korr (pictured), […]

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This 11-Year-Old Got Paid $6500 For Racial Diversity Speech

By Victor Trammell This past September, TheBlackHomeSchool.com profiled Marley Dias (pictured), an 11-year-old girl who made headlines for her viral social media campaign called #1000BlackGirlBooks. Dias started this campaign to draw attention to the lack of diversity in mainstream children’s books. ELLE Magazine was captivated by #1000BlackGirlBooks and offered Dias the opportunity of a lifetime. […]

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Black Kid Beaten At School, Told “Go back to the cotton farm”

By Victor Trammell A black mother in Louisiana is dealing with outrage after her 8-year-old son was physically harmed for trying to protect his 4-year-old sister in an incident that happened earlier this month after school near Baton Rouge. According to a local newspaper called the Gonzales Weekly Citizen, Alana Jackson’s son Jordan (pictured left), 8, was […]

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Jamaican Lawyer Got Highest Score Ever Attained in Bar Exam

By Victor Trammell Graduating from law school and passing the bar exam is quite a feat for a young person to achieve who is striving to be a professionally accomplished practitioner in the legal field. Many people may not realize that the person who scored the highest on the bar in the whole world is […]

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Fidel Castro-A Black Man’s Guide to Understanding His Death

By Khary Pestaina I recently shared this information on my Facebook wall and was asked to share it with a broader audience. 1. 900,000 Slaves were brought to Cuba, 3rd most slaves ever. 2. Cuba practiced slavery until 1886, it was high intensity, high death rate, industrial slavery all the way to the end too…longer […]

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These Three Girls Won Sports Illustrated’s 2016 SportsKids of the Year Award

By Victor Trammell Each year, Sports Illustrated Magazine gives out its annual SportsKids of the Year Award to special children who accomplish amazing feats in the competitive world of youth athletics activities. The 2016 award-winning candidate is an adorable trio of sisters named Tai, Rainn and Brooke Sheppard (pictured). The Sheppard sisters are aspiring junior […]

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Study: White Teachers’ Poor Communication With Non-White Parents is Based on Racial Stereotypes

By Victor Trammell A recent study by New York University (NYU) concluded that the communication problem between teachers and parents in American schools is rooted in a cultural disconnect, which is based on racial stereotypes. A college professor and sociologist named Hua-Yu Cherng is the author of this new NYU study. The findings of the study […]

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Why Our Schools Hardly Have Any Female Superintendents

By Victor Trammell Women are the overwhelming majority when it comes to various key positions within the framework of America’s public school institutions. According to a newfangled national survey and current information released by the federal government, women represent 76 percent of the teaching population, 52 percent of all the nation’s principals, and a whopping 78 percent […]

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This Teen Girl Overcame Homelessness to Become an Honor Student With a 4.1 GPA

By Victor Trammell An organization called Students Rising Above (SRA) was recently profiled by CBS Oakland (California). SRA helps low-income students who are products of the public school system enrich their lives through academic achievement. During the CBS Oakland report, a special SRA participant was interviewed exclusively about a very compelling story. This story unveiled […]

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