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After Black Student Is Kept Out of Class Discussion, NYU School Acknowledges ‘Institutional Racism’

By | News & Current Affairs

While traveling abroad this week, a black graduate student at New York University says he was told by a classmate that a class discussion was easier to facilitate without a “black presence” in the room. Now administrators at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work have acknowledged that it has a problem with “ongoing institutional racism,” especially in the classroom. Shahem Mclaurin, a grad student in the Silver School, described the…

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Jorian Reeves

Discovering the Excellence Within: Realizing My Greatness in South Africa

By | Editors' Choice

Jorian Reeves, Xavier University of Louisiana, reflects on CIEE’s 2018 Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship experience in Cape Town. By Jorian Reeves Xavier University, Louisiana’s College of Pharmacy  I had my first taste of global cultural learning in 2015 when I traveled to Qatar at the age of 14 for a week-long Arabic debate competition. Two years earlier, in seventh grade, I had started taking Arabic classes at Lindbolm Math and…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Open a Book, Explore a World: The Philadelphia African American Children’s Book Fair

By | Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — We hear the words “national emergency” so often from the bloviator that masquerades as a President that we forget what an emergency really looks like.  One of our most pressing crises is the educational emergency that our nation faces, with the quality of inner-city education, in particular, so lacking that many young people are graduating from high school unequipped to manage either post-secondary education or employment. …

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RiseUp Detroit (Teaser) – The Revolutionary evolution of Black Detroit during the 60’s

By | News & Current Affairs, Video/Audio

RiseUp Detroit chronicles the Revolutionary evolution of Black Detroit during the 60’s. Featuring activists JoAnn Watson, Frank Joyce, Helen Moore, Rev. Dan Aldridge, Elliot Hall, Esq., Charles E. Ferrell and others. Produced by Junius Williams, for the Center for Education and Juvenile Justice. In partnership with Wayne State University, Rutgers University (Newark), Washington University (St. Louis). Research by Peter Blackmer. Video and Editing by 248 Pencils.

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Lynette Monroe is a graduate student at Howard University. Her research area is public policy as it relates to education and conflict. You can follow her on Twitter @_monroedoctrine.

Three Misconceptions About the Black Vote

By | Commentaries/Opinions

By Lynette Monroe, NNPA — Black people do vote. Let’s stop perpetuating the myth that Black people don’t vote. Besides, emphasizing negative behavior will not yield positive results. Positive language reinforces positive behavior. While statistics related to health and wealth routinely place Blacks as dead last, when it comes to voting, this is not the case. Black voter turnout is higher than any other minority group, but Black people still…

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Imperial Federation Map of the World showing the extent of the British Empire. The Empire in red in 1886, by Walter Crane

British Empire is still being whitewashed by the school curriculum – historian on why this must change

By | Editors' Choice

By Deana Heath, The Conversation — Jeremy Corbyn has recently proposed that British school children should be taught about the history of the realities of British imperialism and colonialism. This would include the history of people of colour as components of, and contributors to, the British nation-state – rather than simply as enslaved victims of it. As Corbyn rightly noted: “Black history is British history” – and hence its study should be…

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Reparations — Reparatory Justice

High schools to debate reparation

By | News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By The Jamaica Observer — The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), in collaboration with the National Council on Reparation will be staging a debate competition under the theme ‘From Enslavement to Reparation’, as part of its year-long series of activities on reparation. The competition, which kicks off this Tuesday, October 2 at 10:00 am at the Institute of Jamaica lecture hall, 10 – 16 East Street, Kingston,…

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Beckles

UWI Among Top 5% Of Best Universities In The World

By | News & Current Affairs

By Ricardo Makyn, The Gleaner — The University of the West Indies (UWI) has broken into the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time. The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings has positioned the UWI among the world’s top institutions. The rankings show that the UWI is located among the 1,258 top universities in the world for 2019. This puts the university in the elite band…

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Sex education in some American high schools is evolving to include to curb sexual assaults. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Want to prevent sexual harassment and assault? Start by teaching kids

By | Commentaries/Opinions

By Poco Kernsmith, Joanne Smith-Darden and Megan Hicks, The Conversation — In the wake of sexual assault and harassment allegations involving Brett Kavanaugh, Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly and others, Americans may be learning just how prevalent sexual violence is in our society. So, what can be done to prevent it? We have studied how family, school and neighborhood environments influence violent youth behavior. Building from this knowledge, we are working with schools…

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The University of Glasgow has examined the historical slave-holding record of benefactors. Photograph: University of Glasgow

Glasgow University to make amends over slavery profits of past

By | News & Current Affairs, Reparations

University received ‘significant financial support’ from slavery in 18th and 19th centuries. By Martin Belam, The Guardian — Glasgow University has announced a programme of “reparative justice” after a year-long study discovered that the university benefited from the equivalent of tens of millions of pounds donated from the profits of slavery. The report states that although the university itself “adopted a clear anti-slavery position”, during the 18th and 19th centuries…

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