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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…

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Cornel West “Liberal Self Righteousness in the Name Of Black People Being Offended!”

What is the process for overcoming that? What is the process for not having your life be damned by something you did, some racist act…?”

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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.

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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.

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Sen. Cory Booker Announces 2020 Run for the White House

“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind, where parents can put food on the table. Where there are good paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood.

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Wes Moore Is the CEO of Robin Hood, Largest Anti-Poverty Force

Wes Moore is the CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. He is a bestselling author, a combat veteran, and a social entrepreneur.

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Homeownership in D.C., Maryland Get $7.1 Million Boost from NeighborhoodLIFT Program

The NeighborhoodLIFT program is Wells Fargo’s single largest corporate philanthropic effort of its kind in the company’s history and is funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation.

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Anthony Graves, Wrongfully Convicted Death Row Inmate, Gives Voice to Voiceless

The program works with qualified persons to help reduce recidivism and to encourage entrepreneurship and academic development in 12-weeks…

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The American Dream Remains Deferred for Black Millennials

As I entered my 30s, still navigating what achieving the dream would mean, I wondered what other black millennials were feeling. I wanted to figure out what my generation of Black Americans…

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FILM REVIEW “An Acceptable Loss”

Libby is shunned by faculty members, abhorred by some in her class, but still, at least on the outside she remains poised and at peace with her actions. One student, Martin (Ben Tavassoli, Overlord), stalks and spies on her. Why?

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API’s Energy Research Collaborative Focus is on Diversity

“The energy workforce opportunity could lead to an economic emancipation for many in our community,” said Stewart, a consultant for API and president of Frank M. Stewart & Company.

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If Beale Street Could Talk, It Would Tell Memphis to ‘Copyright Me’

When I first heard of the movie “If Beale Street Could Talk” I got excited about the possibility of seeing the legendary Beale Street of Memphis on the big screen. To my utter disappointment this movie…

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