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In We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom, University of Georgia education professor Bettina Love offers a striking and searing take on U.S. education. Drawing on close to 20 years of experience working in, and researching, urban schools, Love...

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On April 11, Georgetown University students overwhelmingly voted in a referendum to pay reparations for the descendants of the 272 slaves the school sold in 1838 to keep the school open. The proposed bill notes that undergraduate students would pay a new $27.20 fee each semester toward the...

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BALTIMORE – The NAACP issued the following statement regarding the arrest of Holden Matthews in connection to fires at three historically Black churches in Louisiana: “The arrest of Holden Matthews for the horrific burnings of Black churches in Louisiana is just another example of the hate...

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When radio show host and civil rights activist Joe Madison was asked to appear on the popular PBS genealogy show Finding Your Roots, he jumped at the opportunity. “It’s a chance to learn information about your ancestors and keep them alive,” said Madison, a SiriusXM weekday host. “It’s...

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For four years, freelance writer and author Osha Gray Davidson delved deep into the complicated and unlikely history of Ann Atwater, a Black grassroots activist who worked with a Klu Klux Klan leader in the 70s tohelp desegregate local schools in Durham, N.C. Davidson’s book, The Best of Enemies,...

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Red Carpet Ready

Cicely Tyson’s honorary Oscar was more than 45 years in the making when she received the award at the 2018 Governors Awards in Hollywood last fall. The 94-year-old Hollywood legend is the first Black woman to receive such an honor.But her lifetime of achievement wasn’t the only thing that stood...

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On April Fools’ Day, 2019, the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Department released, “Fossil Fueled Foolery: An Illustrated Primer on the Top 10 Manipulation Tactics of the Fossil Fuel Industry.” Read the report here The report takes aim at the well-documented strategies and tactics...

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50th NAACP Image Awards: The Complete Winners List

The 50th NAACP Image Awards were handed out over two nights, Friday and Saturday, in Hollywood, awarding director Beyonce with the entertainer of the year prize and Black Panther with best motion picture of the year.Black-ish star Anthony Anderson returned as host of Monday's ceremony, which aired...

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Quincy Jones has been called many things, and perhaps it’s best to think of Jones as Black culture’s institutional memory — fitting for a career that has spanned almost 70 years. While many are aware of Jones’ musical accomplishments, including his iconic work with Count Basie, Frank Sinatra...

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If anyone in Hollywood embodies the idea of working with intention, it’s Sterling K. Brown.He is all about supporting the accurate, realistic, forward-thinking portrayals of Black people on screen. And at the same time, he is aware of and embraces the responsibility he carries in how modern-day,...

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The Hate U Give was one of 2018’s most discussed films. That’s because it struck a nerve for Black America — and for White America, too. The story deals with police brutality, how children deal with trauma and the choices people make at the intersection of fear, flight and what’s right. The...

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It's one of the hottest days in May, and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is rushing into her Capitol Hill office. It's been a busy day, well, some may say a busy year for the California democrat. Earlier in the day, she was on the Morning Joe show talking about a topic she's known for these days —...

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I stand on the muddy banks of the Allegheny River and watch my daughter’s paddle slice through the polluted water as if her future depends on it. It just might. She rises at 4:45 a.m. three days a week to train. She’s not shooting for the Olympics, but she is hoping her talent might help her pay...

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College admissions have long been shrouded in mystery with policies constructed to favor the privileged. Correspondingly, it has been rife with malfeasance. As we continue to struggle to define meritocracy in college admissions, one thing has remained stubbornly clear: the wealthy play by a...

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The recent indictment of dozens of wealthy and famous parents involved in a college admissions scam, should come as no surprise. Wealthy parents using their privilege and financial position to make sure their kids have a leg up in the college admissions process is nothing new. After nearly a year...

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The recent revelations from the FBI concerning the largest college admissions cheating scandal the Bureau has ever prosecuted shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone working in higher education nor to most Black and brown Americans who’ve had to navigate the college admissions process. That the...

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Through a pair of new partnerships, Comcast Universal will broadly distribute two new independent, Black-owned TV channels to homes around the country.Under the leadership of Comcast’s executive director of multicultural products, Keesha Boyd, and other executives, the media conglomerate called...

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Growing up, Richard Jenkins (pictured), struggled. From 4th through 6th grade, his family lived in a homeless shelter, eventually moving to transitional housing until high school. Jenkins bounced around public high schools for two years, developing chronic, debilitating migraines that kept him out...

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NAACP lawsuit supporting protected status for Haitians moves forward as federal court refuses Trump administration request to dismiss the case

A federal court in Maryland today denied the government’s attempt to block the NAACP’s lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals residing in the United States since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. “This is a win...

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Shackled

Susan Burton spent years in and out of California state prisons. She battled drug addiction and struggled with trauma stemming from childhood sexual abuse and the loss of her son who was tragically killed at age 5. She finally got help at a rehabilitation center in Santa Monica, Calif. It changed...

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