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"A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools"
 

In "A Girl Stands at the Door", historian Rachel Devlin tells the remarkable stories of these desegregation pioneers. She also explains why black girls were seen, and saw themselves, as responsible for the difficult work of reaching across the color line in public schools. Highlighting the extraordinary bravery of young black women, this bold revisionist account illuminates today’s ongoing struggles for equality.

 

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We Have to Get Real About the Achievement Gap Between Black and White Students
 

The most recent “Building a Grad Nation” report from America’s Promise Alliance says that, “Twenty-three states have Black-White graduation rate gaps larger than the national average, including five states

 
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Black Entrepreneurial Couple to Teach New “Couples in Business” Webinar
 

“My husband and I paid off $50,000 in debt and are now living our dream. It’s one of my passions to teach creative entrepreneurs how to create income part-time,” comments Renee Hughes, who is co-founder of the program and a Personal Development Business Coach.

 
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Backfire for Koch Brothers as Survey Shows Americans Actually Want Free College, $15 Minimum Wage, and Medicare for All
 

The Intercept‘s report on the survey follows a Koch-funded analysis targeting Medicare for All, which—in another embarrassing moment for the brothers—found that instituting such a healthcare system in the United States…


 
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Former President Barack Obama Announces First Wave of Midterm Endorsements
 
“I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates—leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent,” Obama said in a statement. “I’m confident that, together, they’ll strengthen this country…”
 
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California Lawmakers Warned: Back Net Neutrality or “Feel Constituents’ Wrath”
 
“California assembly-members won’t get a second chance and they need to decide immediately to either side with the public or be willing to pay the price for catering to big telecoms.” The advocacy group Fight for the Future urged Californians to demand representatives vote in favor of SB 822
 
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Why Do We ‘Write Blank Checks for War’ But ‘Our Pockets Are Empty’ When It Comes to Medicare for All?
 

She pointed to a recent Koch Brothers-funded study that spectacularly backfired for the right-wing oil barons by demonstrating that such a system would not only cover everyone but also save $2 trillion over a decade.

 
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The Living Word
Isaiah 53: 4-5
King James Version


4: Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

 

 

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