‘Black Colleges in the Age of Trump’ documentary examines President’s treatment of HBCUs

When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos used historically black colleges and universities as emblematic of her whole “school choice” concept, many people, and not just black people, found that as amusing as they did frustrating. What she failed to grasp was that these schools were created due to the lack of choice available to black students. […]

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Homework assignment asked students for 3 ‘good,’ 3 bad reasons for slavery

A Wisconsin teacher has sparked outrage after instructing students to write “3 ‘good’ reasons for slavery and 3 bad reasons.” The educator’s lapse of judgment came to light after Trameka Brown-Berry shared her son assignment on Facebook and asked if others felt it was inappropriate. Wednesday, administrators from Our Redeemer Lutheran School responded apologized for a […]

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Homework assignment asked students for 3 ‘good,’ 3 bad reasons for slavery

A Wisconsin teacher has sparked outrage after instructing students to write “3 ‘good’ reasons for slavery and 3 bad reasons.” The educator’s lapse of judgment came to light after Trameka Brown-Berry shared her son assignment on Facebook and asked if others felt it was inappropriate. Wednesday, administrators from Our Redeemer Lutheran School responded apologized for a […]

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Too many Black students don’t get advanced courses- the Oliver Scholars Program is breaking down barriers

The challenges of finding quality education in America are real, especially for students of color. Oliver Scholars, a program in New York City is setting out to break down some of those barriers for some of the most driven black and Latino young schola…

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