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Preventing student ‘summer slide’

Usually, in what is called the summer slide, students forget up to six months of math and reading instruction when they’re not engaged in academic activities between school years. ...

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The noble struggle

The noble struggle ...

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The Black church and the strength to forgive

The Black church and the strength to forgive ...

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Dominican Republic’s ‘ethnic cleansing’

Dominican Republic’s ‘ethnic cleansing’ ...

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Removing flag may get done, but not now

Removing flag may get done, but not now ...

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New NNPA officers elected; Denise Rolark Barnes elected chair

Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher of the Washington Informer, has been elected chair of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a federation of more than 200 African American newspapers. ...

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Local churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

Local churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel ...

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Another Black school closure…When will it end? HISD terminates Hope Academy Charter School contract

This past Thursday, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Trustees voted to terminate the charter school contract for Hope Academy – an external charter school that has contracted annually with HISD to provide educational services to at-risk youth in grades 9-12 ...

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For Black homeowners, great recession has not receded

Most economists agree that the Great Recession, sparked by the housing market crash, officially ended in 2009, but the fallout from the crisis will continue to hurt Black families, especially Black homeowners, for decades to come, according to a new report commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). ...

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