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This 19 Year Old Made History As Youngest Ever Political Candidate in GA

By: Krystle Crossman Mary-Pat Hector wanted to help to give younger people a voice in her city. The Spelman College student knew that there was something that she could do and so she went for it. She registered to be a candidate for a city council position at the next election in Stonecrest, GA where […]

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The Dept. Of Education Insulted A Black Historical Figure By Spelling His Name Wrong

By Victor Trammell The current Trump administration’s U.S. Department of Education (DOE) was getting a bad rap before it was even assembled due to the checkered personal history of Betsy DeVos, the woman chosen as America’s education secretary. DeVos is creating a lot of fear within the community of those who are staunch advocates of the nation’s public […]

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This Big Misconception About Black Kids Has Been Fatal

By Victor Trammell Black youths lose their lives disproportionately in America due to many kinds of unfortunate circumstances, such as gang-related violence in their communities and police brutality. However, a hidden tragedy that is experienced on a regular basis by black children and adolescents is accidental drowning. According to current data released by the Center […]

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These Two Incredible Black Women Have Put 93% of Their Students in College

By: Krystle Crossman Cheryl Swift and Natasha Campbell had one thing on their minds when they decided to create the Summit Academy Charter School in Brooklyn. They wanted to make sure that all students were able to live up to their academic potential no matter what area they lived in or what their family’s income […]

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Here’s How To Raise Kids Who Are Smart With Finances

By Victor Trammell Poverty is a socially and  financially disadvantaged position, which can be the result of a mindset centered on victimization and a low level of self-awareness. The effects of poverty are often compounded by psychologically corrosive environments full of bad schools for children, criminal deviance, and little to no economic opportunities. When it […]

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NY Mother Arrested, Kids Taken Because She Decided To Homeschool

By: Krystle Crossman Kiarre Harris thought she was doing the best thing for her children when she pulled them out of school to start homeschooling them. Little did she know this would end up with her losing her children and being arrested. The Buffalo, New York mother filed all the paperwork that she needed to […]

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Has Public Education Really Benefited American Kids?

By Victor Trammell Now that the current presidential administration’s choice for national education secretary has been officially confirmed, much hysteria has surfaced over the future of America’s public schools. Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) is known for her status as a billionaire and the work […]

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Why All Parents Must Watch “Black-ish” With Their Kids

By Victor Trammell Positive television images of black families with happy, intellectual, and healthy role models being showcased are very few and far between nowadays. Sitcoms from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s like “Good Times,” “The Cosby Show,” and “Family Matters” have been replaced by destructive dysfunction, which is prevalent in reality shows starred in […]

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This 12 Year Old May Be Next Best-Selling Black Female Author Before Her Next Birthday

By: Krystle Crossman Marley Dias made a name for herself after she collected over 1,000 books that featured black girls as the main characters. She wanted to accomplish this so that she could donate the books to a school that was in Saint Mary, Jamaica, where her mother grew up. She reached her goal and […]

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Republicans Are Working To Remove Obama’s Education Reforms

By Victor Trammell Republicans in Congress are moving swiftly ahead with their plans to do away with rules the former presidential administration put into place regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). According to Education Week Magazine, a spokesperson for the U.S. House Education Committee (HEC) announced that resolutions for the disapproval of two sets of […]

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Should High Schools Distribute “Protection” to Students?

By Victor Trammell In the U.S., high school students are often given contraceptive items in addition to STD prevention pamphlets after they have undergone a class or workshop on $ex education. Contraceptive items are also given out for free at all local city or county public health departments in America. However, in the Southeast Asian […]

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Wisconsin Schools Are The Worst In Racial Inequality

By Victor Trammell The U.S. state of Wisconsin is well-known for its Green Bay Packers NFL team and its history of football that the world obviously knows about. However, when it comes to public education, Wisconsin has a race-based academic achievement gap that exposes itself as one of America’s worst out of all 50 states. […]

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