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Governor Northam Starts Black History Month with Photo of Blackface

     When the Republicans are calling for a Democratic governor to step down from his office because of a racist photo, something must be horrific and shocking. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam during Black History month (February 2nd, 2019) acknowledged that a photo in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical College yearbook was him dressed in a KKK outfit or blackface. ...

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A Dream Deferred is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) just another Elusive Dream?

     Parents must get engaged to hold legislators and educators accountable for their ESSA State Plans. Parents must also hold themselves accountable in prioritizing the education of our children. Research shows that just one year with a bad teacher can put a child three years behind. Now, think about what happens after years of neglect and lack of advocacy. ...

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For Black Children, attending School is an act of Racial Justice

In the 2015-16 school year, Black boys made up 8 percent of public-school enrollment, but they were 25 percent of the boys suspended out of school. Black girls were 8 percent of enrollment, but 14 percent of the girls suspended out of school. While Black children are overrepresented in practices that exclude or remove students from school, White children are underrepresented. Such data are clear evidence th ...

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What More Can Be Done Under ESSA to Support Highly Qualified Teachers

     Teacher concerns transformed into organized protests when, in early 2018, the West Virginia teacher’s strike made headlines, lasting over 2 weeks. Local education activists and teacher advocates forced the state legislature to address many of their concerns through the statewide strike. Afterwards, teachers returned to their classrooms with a 5 percent pay raise. ...

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Legal Double Standards Keep Us In Shackles

Legal Double Standards Keep Us In Shackles ...

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Make Venezuela Great Again? Let the Venezuelans decide how. Five ideas from peace research.

     Have we not learned a thing? As the crisis in Venezuela continues to unfold, we are witnessing yet another blatant US regime-change operation “for the Venezuelan people.” ...

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Disarmament, Not Low-Yield Nukes

Disarmament, Not Low-Yield Nukes ...

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Respected scholar explains how immigration harms native Blacks

Dr. Claud Anderson, best-selling author and President of The Harvest Institute, says, "Whether it is building a wall or open admission of immigrants, the partisan debate on immigration shut down the federal government and furloughed hundreds of thousands of employee, but has ignored a core issue: the effects of immigration on Native Blacks, the most vulnerable citizens." The Harvest Institute, a Washington, ...

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From a Wall to a Cave

From a Wall to a Cave ...

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