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New generation of black women stand against racial inequality
Friday, August 28, 2015
During the arc of the modern civil rights movement, women have played a critical role in organizing, planning, supporting and implementing strategies designed to confront and topple the racial segregation that disenfranchised black Americans for more than a century. But the sexism and misogyny of men in the movement and the widespread patriarchy in the
 
#BlackTwitter fires up social movements
Thursday, August 27, 2015
If you want to know at any given moment what a portion of black America is concerned with or talking about, plug into the rapidly exploding social media phenomenon referred to as Black Twitter. Pointed hashtags such as #JusticeforTrayvon, #Blacklivesmatter, #Sandrabland and most recently #SamuelDubose, who died at the hands of a Cincinnati police officer,
 
Part 2: Out of state money behind plan to fund charter takeover
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Perhaps the most famous locales where achievement school districts have been tried are New Orleans and Tennessee, and with mixed results. In Tennessee, charter operators were tasked with bringing the bottom 5 percent of schools up into the top 25 percent within five years. While some gains in students’ academic outcomes have been achieved, no schools
 
Hurricane Katrina’s impact still devastating on black residents
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu took to the road to declare his city is “no longer recovering, no longer rebuilding” a decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated it in one of America’s worst natural disasters, but some refuse to buy that speech. For many African-Americans who watched their city submerged in the waters of the Gulf of
 
Juror discrimination pushes the death penalty controversy
Monday, August 24, 2015
It’s been more than two years since the General Assembly repealed the Racial Justice Act, eliminating the right of death row inmates to assert statutory claims of racial discrimination in juror selection. The cases of the few inmates who managed during the Act’s short life to establish such discrimination and have their sentences reduced to
 
President Obama to observe Katrina anniversary
Monday, August 24, 2015
Almost 10 years ago, the world watched as the waters of the Gulf of Mexico — urged on by the pummeling winds of Hurricane Katrina — swallowed the city of New Orleans, and wreaked havoc up and down the coast. On Aug. 27, President Obama will travel to the Crescent City to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of this costliest and one of the
 
Out of state money behind plan to fund charter takeover
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Rep. Rob Bryan (R-Mecklenburg) may be the face of a plan to allow charter school operators to take over North Carolina’s worst performing schools, but he’s not the only Bryan with fingerprints on the proposal. Enter John D. Bryan, an Oregon-based retired business executive — and multimillionaire — who has longstanding ties to the
 
Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead
Sunday, August 16, 2015
ATLANTA — Julian Bond, a leading figure from the 1960s civil rights movement who served as chairman of the NAACP after a long career in politics, died Saturday, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, after a brief illness, the center said in a statement released Sunday. Horace Julian Bond
 
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