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Students at Georgetown University have called on the school to create a fund to help descendants of enslaved people sold in the 19th century.

Georgetown students protest, demanding action on reparations for descendants of enslaved people

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Lauren Lumpkin and Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post — A couple dozen Georgetown University students broke into a chant Thursday outside a meeting of the school’s board of directors, seeking to put pressure on the university to do more to redress historical wrongs. “Respect our vote! Respect our vote!” they called out. A student vote in April overwhelmingly called on Georgetown to create a fund to help descendants of…

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School children, school bus

What White Kids Learn About Race in School

By Editors' Choice

Sixty-five years after Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. schools remain largely segregated. This matters not only because white and black students experience very different educational outcomes, but also because school is where children form many of their ideas about race and privilege. By Erik Loomis, Boston Review — In 1954 the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that the segregation of schools was unconstitutional, but in fact schools…

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Virginia Theological Seminary

Virginia Theological Seminary’s reparations effort is part of a larger movement in higher education

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

A growing number of schools have started to look into reparations and restitution for descendants of the enslaved. But most of these schools have stopped short of supporting actual funds to provide compensation, instead launching studies to better understand how they profited or otherwise benefitted from the use of enslaved labor. These efforts have led to initiatives like Universities Studying Slavery, a University of Virginia-led consortium of roughly 50 schools that…

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HBCU

It’s Time for Black Athletes to Leave White Colleges

By Commentaries/Opinions

They attract money and attention to the predominantly white universities that showcase them, while HBCUs struggle. What would happen if they collectively decided to go to black schools? By Jamele Hill, The Atlantic — In the summer of 2018 Kayvon Thibodeaux, who was then ranked as the top high-school football player in America, visited Florida A&M University, in Tallahassee. When a player of Thibodeaux’s caliber visits a perennial football power—say,…

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne

Browne says new UWI campus ‘defining moment’ in Antigua and Barbuda’s history

By News & Current Affairs

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Prime Minister Gaston Browne has described the establishment of the fourth campus of the University of the West Indies (UW) here as a “defining moment in Antigua and Barbuda’s history”. “The establishment of the Fourth Landed Campus of the UWI, is a landmark event and a defining moment in our nation’s history. It opens a further pathway for our country’s growth, development and prosperity, through…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Please Bring School Supplies

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — The event promised to be one of those last-gasp of summer events that would raise a little money for a good cause. The young woman who called to tell me about it promised that I’d meet interesting people, enjoy excellent wines and that the cost of attending was modest. “We aren’t charging anything this year, ” she said rather breezily. “But please bring school supplies.” Her…

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Teaching America’s truth

How is slavery taught in America? Schools struggle to teach it well.

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

Teaching America’s truth For generations, children have been spared the whole, terrible reality about slavery’s place in U.S. history, but some schools are beginning to strip away the deception and evasions. By Joe Heim, The Washington Post  — Pacing his classroom in north-central Iowa, Tom McClimon prepared to deliver an essential truth about American history to his eighth-grade students. He stopped and slowly raised his index finger in front of…

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Main entrance to the University of the west Indies, Mona campus

UWI Ranked the Leading University in the Caribbean

By News & Current Affairs

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has moved up five notches in the Times Higher Education Latin America University Rankings since last year. In the 2019 report published by the prestigious UK-based ranking agency, UWI placed 32nd among the 150 best-ranked universities across Latin America and the Caribbean. The UWI, in a statement to the media, said its university was ranked number one out of 200 registered universities in…

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School

The Persistence of School Segregation

By News & Current Affairs

By Alexandria Millet, The Progressive — Much was written after Kamala Harris’s and Joe Biden’s spat at the first Democratic debate about how Harris was the benefactor of integration by busing. But no one pointed out how much white students benefited just as much from her presence. To perpetuate the idea that only students of color have something to gain from integration is to deny the brilliance that each individual brings to…

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Dr. Lezli Baskerville, President/CEO, President/CEO of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

Black Wealth 2020 Adds HBCUs to Its Economic Empowerment Agenda

By Editors' Choice

The catalyst for Black wealth also applauds Robert Smith’s gift to Morehouse Graduates. By Hazel Trice Edney — The short-term economic impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is $15 billion – rivaling corporations such as Bank of America in its more than 177,000 employees. Yet, according to the U. S. Department of Education, approximately 60 percent of all Black college students have no expectation of family financial contributions to…

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