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Magnet School Funding Is Being Redirected to Charter Schools by Betsy DeVos, Calling Them Dangerous

Unlike charter schools or private schools, a magnet school is part of the local public school system. The goal of each magnet theme is to promote high achievement, cultural diversity, and choice of curriculum delivery.

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“Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice”: Mass Action Planned to Promote Clean Energy Economy

We have the opportunity to create good jobs in wind, solar, and the renewable energy sector that move us to a healthier future and a more just society. The time to act is now.  Advocates across the globe plan to take to the streets on September 8…

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‘The Nation’ Launches Black On Campus In Partnership With the Anna Julia Cooper Center of Wake Forest University

Black on Campus allows participants to develop professional skills as they document the experiences of black college students and report on issues of national consequence.

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New U.S. Energy and Jobs Report Shows Growth, Less Diverse Workforce

According to the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), Black workers hold 5-9 percent of the jobs in energy-related sectors, a rate that is much lower than the 12 percent share of the national workforce held by Black workers.

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Win in Congress: Attempt to Roll Back Payday Rule Fails

Not everyone in our North Carolina delegation was helpful. Six North Carolina members of Congress, more than any other state, stood with payday lenders who are illegal in our state when they co-sponsored the payday CRA…

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Class and Race in the Royal Family: “Dido” Elizabeth Belle and the Lady Elizabeth Murray

“Dido” Elizabeth Belle was a bi-racial woman born into slavery in 1761 in the West Indies, the daughter of a slave woman, Maria Belle and a British career naval officer, John Lindsay, who was stationed there.

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England’s First Black Queen, Sophie Charlotte Born 1744

She married George III of England on September 8, 1761, at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace, London, at the age of 17 years of age becoming the Queen of England and Ireland. The Royal couple had fifteen children, thirteen of whom survived to adulthood.

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The Winners of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards – The Full List of Winners

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards are here. With Kelly Clarkson hosting, the 2018 BBMAs hit the MGM Grand Las Vegas on Sunday (May 20) and saw everyone from Taylor Swift to Shawn Mendes to BTS to BBMA Icon Award winner Janet Jackson in attendance.

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Constitutional Crisis Ahead as DOJ Bows to Trump Demand for Probe into FBI

Responding to President Donald Trump’s demand on Sunday that the Justice Department launch a probe into whether his 2016 campaign was unlawfully surveilled by the FBI for “political purposes”—a claim the president has made repeatedly…

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Students Detained for Peacefully Protesting Outside Paul Ryan’s Office After Texas School Shooting

“One arrest, four arrests, a thousand arrests isn’t going to stop us until no more children are dying in their schools because of unnecessary guns in the hands of wrong people.”

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NAACP Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement regarding the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas…

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12 Modern-Day Black Women Who Became the First to Do What They Did!

African American women have always made history in science, technology, business, politics and even sports. Some of them are well-known, and others have gone unnoticed.

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