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NY Times Best-Selling Author Didn’t Read A Book Until 17 Years Of Age

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: CBS News This past Monday (October 23rd), the Washington Post published a story, which profiled a young man named Jason Reynolds (pictured). Reynolds, 33, is a New York Times best-selling author who has written nine books over the course of his literary career. He has also won his share of […]

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Minority Students Banned From Exhibit at NY Botanical Garden, Suit Alleges

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Getty Images The New York Botanical Garden is a nationally-renowned historical landmark of horticulture, which attracts over one million tourists annually. However, current allegations of racism are making the institute appear to be unwelcoming to minority students who come from area public school districts. According to the New York Post […]

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Meet The Wests: 12 & 9 Year Old Social Entrepreneurs Making An Impact

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: ChampionsOfChange.org Charity is an important value for a person to have on their own. However, establishing charity as an important family value that is put into practice regularly is even better. A beautiful and thriving black family in Rochester, New York is doing just that. Norm and Olivia West, as […]

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Mississippi School to Change Name From Jefferson Davis to President Obama

By Victor Trammell Photo credits:  Larry Downing/AFP/Getty Images A mostly black elementary magnet school in the Jackson, Mississippi public school district will be get getting a new name that is on the right side of history. According to the Clarion-Ledger, a daily newspaper that serves the city of Jackson, Davis Magnet IB’s name was changed […]

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Study Shows That Diversity Among Teachers is Decreasing in America

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Eric Draper for the Associated Press A new research study about race, diversity, and education in America has revealed that there is a big racially-based gap between the overall amount of students of color and teachers of color in the nation’s schools. The Center for American Progress released a report […]

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School District Bans “To Kill a Mockingbird” From Its Literature Curriculum

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: John Lamparski for Getty Images Read the book (affiliate) :  To Kill a Mockingbird  or WATCH THE MOVIE A school district in America’s poorest, most illiterate, and probably most racist state has controversially banned a historical book from its entire junior high school reading curriculum. According to a recent report published […]

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This Young Black Woman Owns Kidz Cab, an Uber-Style Transportation Service for Children

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Akeem Casey Photography LLC The children of parents who have to work for a living deserve the ability to participate in extra curricular activities outside of school hours. Transportation should not be an issue that prevents this and a young, black female visionary from Detroit, Michigan also agrees. The very […]

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Move Over, Bed Bath & Beyond! Here Comes 10-Year-Old Lani Boo’s Bath Bombs

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Lani Boo Bath | Facebook It’s official. Children can be more than just dependents without any legitimate financial responsibilities or business goals. If you’re are an adult who thinks otherwise, chances are that there is a bright boy or girl out there who is more successful than you already. TheBlackHomeSchool.com […]

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Parent Sends Racist Letter to Day Care Demanding the Firing of Black Employee

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Sarah Wojcik | The Morning Call Police in the appropriately named Whitehall Township of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania are investigating an incident of ethnic intimidation that very recently occurred at an area day care facility. According to the Morning Call newspaper of Allentown, Pennsylvania, a hateful letter with no return address […]

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This D.C. Prep School for Boys of Color is Shattering Typical Black Male Stereotypes

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: dcps.dc.gov An all-minority, all-boy college preparatory school located in the nation’s capital is helping young, underprivileged black and Latino men overcome obstacles in a society that does not expect much of them or provide much for them. Ron Brown College Prep High School is located in the northeastern area of […]

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LaVar Ball Takes His Son LaMelo Out of High School to Homeschool Him

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images America’s most visible basketball dad is making big headlines everywhere by becoming the latest parent to join the nation’s homeschooling movement. LaVar Ball (pictured left) is no stranger to going viral or making a big splash in the media for his bombastic personality, outrageously bold predictions […]

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Teen Mogul: From Wholesaler at Age 5 to Candle Maker at Age 13

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Asia Newson If you’re being profiled in Forbes Magazine, chances are, you’ve accomplished something pretty amazing. Billionaires under the age of 40 and entertainment icons are constantly getting themselves coveted spots in what many consider to be America’s premier publication about all things mogul. Successful black singers like Beyoncé and big-time […]

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