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Summer reading: 5 books for young people that deal with race

 Tags# Reading Books Race: With a national debate raging about how – or even if – teachers should discuss race in their classrooms, many educators may find themselves uncertain about how to navigate the subject of race. Parents may also find...

Southern Baptist Convention: From abortion and porn to women and race 6/12/21

The Southern Baptist Convention will convene its annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 15, 2021, in what could be the most consequential such get-together in recent memory. Just 15 years ago, the SBC boasted some 16.3 million members across...

3 ways schools can improve STEM learning for Black students

Black people make up just 9% of the STEM workforce in the U.S. As a scholar who studies how STEM educators can more effectively reach Black students, I want to help all people develop an understanding of how anti-Black...

Biden Thinks Debt Relief Will Save Black Farmers 6/5/21

The United States Department of Agriculture says it’s ready to help per the presidents new plan. VI The latest federal COVID aid package includes an estimated $4 billion for the USDA to wipe away these farmers' debts. To be...

Ex-prisoners are going hungry amid barriers, bans to benefits on the outside 5/29/21

Tag# Prisoners: Around 600,000 people are released annually from the U.S.‘s sprawling prisons network. Many face considerable barriers as a result of their convictions when it comes to essentials in life, like getting a job or a home. It can even...

Why do women still get judged so harshly for having casual sex? 5/27/21

  F. Scott Fitzgerald famously called the Roaring Twenties – which happened on the heels of the 1918 flu pandemic – “the most expensive orgy in history.” Now, as more and more Americans are vaccinated, some are saying all the sexual...

6 eyewitnesses misidentified a murderer – here’s what went wrong in the lineup

On the strength of six eyewitnesses’ lineup identifications, Lydell Grant was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for the murder of a young Texas man, Aaron Scheerhoorn, who was stabbed to death outside a Houston nightclub in 2010. All...

‘The Underground Railroad’ attempts to upend viewers’ notions of what it meant to be enslaved 5/22/21

Speaking on NPR’s Fresh Air, Barry Jenkins, the director of “The Underground Railroad,” noted that “before making this show … I would have said I’m the descendant of enslaved Africans.” “I think now that answer has evolved,” he continued. “I...

Prom send-offs celebrate Black girls and their communities 5/20/21

Tonayvia Turner, 18, celebrating 2020 prom send-off in the backyard as her younger sister, Cece, fixes the train on her gown. Jovan Garvi Aja D. Reynolds, Wayne State University Danielle Nolen sat in her living room, looking glamorous in a baby blue...

Why every student deserves a champion | Rita Pierson Inspiring Ted Talk 5/19/21

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A call to educators to believe in their students...

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Fifth Star Funds Aims to Help Change the Face of Funding in Chicago 6/17/21

In this video feature, the team of the venture philanthropy fund, FIfth Star Funds, explains how they are taking...