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Pre-School Kids Under 6 Years Old in NYC Just Got $4.6M

By Victor Trammell New York City has just taken a much-needed step in the right direction when it comes to providing mental health services for school children aged six and under. According to the New York Daily News, the office of New York City mayor Bill de Blasio (pictured left) just announced that it will […]

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The Education Divide: How Blacks Were Educated Differently Than Whites

By Victor Trammell The devasting effects of education inequality due to systemic institutionalized racism, such as the Apartheid system in South Africa and Jim Crow segregation in America has created a crisis for black children across the world. The Daily Maverick recently published an opinion-editorial about the currently grim academic situation in South Africa. Oresti […]

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This CA 10 Year Old Is a Social Entrepreneur

By: Krystle Crossman There are many amazing kids out there who are trying to help us all live a peaceful and unified life however we don’t often get to hear about them. Leah Nelson is one of those wonderful children. She started a new initiative in her hometown of West Sacramento, CA called “Becuz I […]

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This School Bus Driver Is Not Going To Jail After Violating A Child

By Victor Trammell A school bus driver for the Hamilton County, Tennesee public school district in the city of Chatanooga has pleaded guilty after being charged with aggravated statutory r@pe. However, Alexander Rodriguez (pictured right), 34, the driver charged with this crime will not serve any jail time, according to various local media outlets. Rodriguez […]

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Barbershop Books: How Black Kids Are Being Encouraged To Read While Getting Haircuts

By Victor Trammell The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) just released some sad news in a report, which covered the problems black K-12 students are having with reading. The DOE research data revealed that 85 percent of black K-12 public school students are reading at below average standards. Not being able to read greatly hinders […]

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Chicago Public Schools Have Chronic Lead Problem

By Victor Trammell Rigorous tests have found that 99 public schools in the city of Chicago, Illinois have unsafe amounts of lead in their water systems. According to the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, officials from the Chicago public school district (CPS) have announced that all these schools had at least one drinking fountain or sink that […]

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What Happened When A Couple Said “yes” To Everything Their Kids Wanted

By: Krystle Crossman Most children want things that they shouldn’t have or that their parents don’t want them to have. They want to do things that they probably shouldn’t be doing. Most parents will tell their kids “no” when they want these things. But one couple decided that they were going to let their kids […]

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Google Gives “Black Girls Code” Offices at Their Headquarters; Space is Worth Almost $3M

By Victor Trammell The #BlackGirlsCode (BGC) movement is all about teaching young black girls aged seven to 17 about technology. This non-profit organization was founded in 2011 by Kimberly Bryant, a black woman who worked as an electrical engineer in the biotech industry for 20 years. The primary goal of BGC is to teach young […]

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This 16-Year-Old Is Youngest Black Pilot To Fly Cross-Country

By Victor Trammell A black male teenager from Compton, California has just made history in the world of aeronautics. On July 18th, Isaiah Cooper, 16 (pictured), landed at the Compton airport after completing a two-week flight, which covered an 8,000-mile journey around the perimeter of the U.S. mainland. According to NBC’s Channel 4 in Los […]

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Author Tells White Teachers to Learn From Their Black Students Instead of Playing the Savior

By: Krystle Crossman Columbia University professor Dr. Christopher Edmin has some thoughts about the way that urban schools are run these days. He has written a book called “For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too” where he speaks about the biases that students face in urban schools and how […]

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Some Educators Are Hurting The Black Kids They Think They Are Helping

By Victor Trammell There are two strikes against a large number of urban children who have to rely on the public school system to receive an education. Strike one is being black. Strike two is being on the lower end of the socioeconomic totem pole. However, some educators, particularly those who work in America’s inner-city […]

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Teacher Says Teaching Is an Uphill Battle

By Victor Trammell Public school teachers are under siege in schools districts across the nation. Many U.S. states are depleting their budgets of much-needed monies that are needed to fund schools for our children. This nation’s ongoing struggle with public education funding puts school teachers in a particularly difficult situation. The Washington Post published an […]

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