Browsing All posts tagged under »State of Black America«

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 Complacency Under Obama Entrancement?

April 28, 2014 by


Lessons Learned or Not? : Black Complacency Under Obama Entrancement? What have we gotten in return for 90%-plus support? (I remember Obama going into office saying something like this: LBJ had MLK putting pressure on him to do the right thing in terms of Civil Rights legislation; and that his (Obama’s) effectiveness in terms of […]

Our Children Need “African” Teachers!!

April 21, 2014 by


The issue of the education and mis-education of African American children and youth continues to get a lot of attention these days, with the “pipeline to prison” realities of the nation’s public education system (from Pre-School to High School and beyond!) being in the spotlight far too much, far too often. Under these circumstances, it […]

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. […]

Unequal education: Is anyone listening?

March 26, 2014 by


BY JESSE JACKSON March 25, 2014 The “moral disgrace” in U.S. education The Department of Education just released its annual study on civil rights in our education system. The report, Attorney General Eric Holder summarized, “shows that racial disparities in school discipline policies are not only well-documented among older students but actually begin during preschool.” […]

Michelle Alexander: New Jim Crow Author Says “Connect the Dots . . . Get Out of Your Lane!”

February 20, 2014 by


Michelle Alexander: Get Out Of Your Lane!!! This powerful word to those who pursue freedom and justice should be taken to heart by everyone who is fed up with the in-your-face injustice and exploitive immorality that increasingly, insidiously, is the American way. We must get out of our “lanes!” ~ Bro. Mxolisi “For the past […]

Raising Our Children for Character & Cultural Excellence and Success!!

January 25, 2014 by


As a student at Crozier Seminary, there was an occasion when young Martin Luther King, Jr. called together some of his classmates, according to Marcus Garvey Wood (one of those classmates), seeking their support for the mission to which he felt called, with these words: “You all must stick by me, for I am going […]