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Jada Williams revisited: Young Black Scholars Must Have Our Support!!

May 27, 2012 by

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(Have you wondered how young Jada Williams’ issue was resolved? (The Rochester, NY 8th grader who dared to openly express her analytical prowess via her essay on Frederick Douglass, and became the victim of a harassment campaign by the teaching staff of the school.) I have wondered, since the case went out of sight. But […]

Hot Fun in the Summer Sun Can Have Serious Consequences!

May 26, 2012 by

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Hot Fun in the Summer Sun Can Have Serious Consequences: Put the Sun Screen on – You and Your Children!! (The following info is reposted from http://blackdoctor.org/9595/best-sunscreens-for-blacks/) It’s sunscreen shopping season and the just-released 2012 Sunscreen Guide published by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) helps steer consumers toward healthy, affordable choices for sunscreen, lip balms […]

Remembering and Honoring the Real Malcolm X

May 26, 2012 by

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Remembering and Honoring the Real Malcolm X; Critiquing and Destroying the “Reinvented” Version By Brother Mxolisi (As the month of May slips away and our quest for the fullness of liberation throughout the World African Community continues, on this African Liberation Day / Africa Day 2012 [as I work to complete this piece], let us […]

Schott Report: “Education Redlining” & “Apartheid-like” practices in NYC Public Schools

May 5, 2012 by

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We have heard it said any number of times: EDUCATION IS THE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE OF OUR TIME. But the report entitled, A Rotting Apple: Education Redlining in New York City, by the Schott Foundation for Public Education, goes a long way toward drawing the picture of exactly what that means. Further, the report outlines […]