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No More Cotton to Pick: What Must Black America Do to Ensure Our Survival?

April 9, 2015 by


  (The following is from a commentary by Phillip Jackson, Founder and Director of The Black Star Project, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.) “If you are Black in America, being educated, hard-working and crime-free ensures nothing. Black unemployment and the deprivation of Black wealth in America are structural, systematic and intentional. Having one, two or ten […]

Black Star Project: “Take Education to Da Street!!!”

March 27, 2014 by


TCR Talks: Revamping education in the community, not the classroom By Charlotte Lait, The Chicago Reporter writer // Mar. 24, 2014 The disparity in academic achievement between white children and children of color has been an issue in public education for decades. Low-income black and Latino students consistently struggle to compete with their white peers. […]

Education: Does the “Achievement Gap” Rest in Our Laps? Does It Begin in Our Homes?

August 26, 2012 by


What Must We Do? Where, When, With Who? By Bro. Mxolisi T. / Ozo-Sowande An African proverb serves to inform and inspire those who live and listen with their ears turned to their souls: “The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people.” The wisdom and power embodied in those words are […]

“Grossly Rotten Schools” and Our Internal Dysfunctions Undermine Our Children’s Education

January 17, 2012 by


By Bro. Mxolisi  “Probably the most unfair thing that happens to Blacks is the grossly rotten schools they attend. Often, fraudulent high school diplomas are conferred that certify they can read, write and compute at the 12th- grade level when in fact they can’t perform at the seventh-or-eighth-grade level. . . .” The foregoing words […]

Calling Black Fathers: Step Up to the Plate Before It’s Too Late!!!

August 10, 2011 by


        By Bro. Mxolisi As we prepare to move forward into school year 2011, the call has been put out to Black fathers for a Million Father March on the first day of school. No. Not that kind of march. No expensive travel and hotel tickets to buy, to accommodate your journey […]