Why Explaining ‘The N-Word’ To Non-Black People Is So Damn Exhausting 

One scene in “Dear White People” perfectly nails the issue. By Zeba Blay NETFLIXA scene from “Dear White People.”  9.5k 25 Every black person who lives in the United States at some point or another comes to accept one thing: the “N-word” is not going away. Whether you use it or …

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100s of Black Boys Say They Were Modern Day Slaves

100s of Black Boys Say They Were Modern Day Slaves at a Recently Closed Arthur G. Dozier Reform School *Antoinette Harrell is a genealogist, activist, and peonage detective who spent decades tracking down slavery in the deep south. The peonage research of Harrell led her to investigate peonage at the …

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Meet the Harlem Comedian Using Barbershops to Get Young Black Boys to Read 

Alvin Irby, a comedian and former teacher, founded Barbershop Books in 2013.View Full Caption DNAinfo/Dartunorro Clark HARLEM — Alvin Irby was working as a first-grade teacher in The Bronx about a decade ago when he noticed one of his students stroll into a local barbershop. The student sat down, doing nothing as he …

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War on Black Hair: Wearing Braids Gets Black Girls Banned From Prom at Malden Charter School in Massachusetts

Two black female students attending a charter school in Massachusetts were recently kicked off their sports teams and prohibited from attending a prom because they wore their hair in braids. The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, about 9 miles from Boston, enforces a strict dress code preventing students …

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Black Girls 5 Times More Likely to Be Suspended From School Than White Girls

Black girls do not present more frequent or serious discipline problems. They are not slower learners; nor do they struggle academically more than any other student. But according to a new report from the National Women’s Law Center, black girls are twice as likely as any other student to be …

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Trump questions whether key funding source for historically black colleges is constitutional – Chicago Tribune

In February, President Donald Trump invited leaders from historically black colleges and universities to the White House, a move they hoped signaled his support n February, President Donald Trump invited leaders from historically black colleges and universities to the White House, a move they hoped signaled his support for the …

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Hundreds Of Black Boys Say They Were “Modern Day Slaves” At A Recently Closed Reform School

More than 500 former students have alleged they were brutally beaten, sexually abused, and mentally abused while attending Arthur G. Dozier Reform School in Marianna, Florida. Antoinette Harrell conducting child peonage research at the Florida State Archives Photo Credit: Walter C. Black, Sr. Kentwood, LA — Antoinette Harrell is a …

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UC Santa Cruz agrees to all demands from black student group

Students protesting what they believe is a “hostile climate” toward black students at the University of California Santa Cruz were locked inside an administrative building for three days until they scored a sweeping victory. SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Students protesting what they believe is a “hostile climate” toward black students …

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To Create True, Lasting Wealth and Power, Black People Must Adopt a ‘Cooperative’ Mindset 

One of the mistakes the Black “conscious community” keeps making is promoting the concept that we all need to be entrepreneurs and that Black people should To Create True, Lasting Wealth and Power, Black People Must Adopt a ‘Cooperative’ Mindset One of the mistakes the Black “conscious community” keeps making …

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