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Study: More, and More Diverse, US College Students Voted in 2016

Students who belong to some demographic groups with historically low turnout rates showed some of the biggest increases: younger students, Hispanic students and Asian students.

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Dr. Aminta Hawkins Breaux Makes History as BSU’s First Female President

Partnerships are going to be extremely important. We want to reach out to our business leaders and the rest of our community and help them see the value …

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New Center for American Progress Report: Path Forward to Increase Teacher Diversity

Developing proven and rigorous standards to increase selectivity within the teacher workforce and keeping the U.S. workforce competitive on an international scale does not—and should not—need to come at the cost of diversity …

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History Repeating Itself: Fighting for School Integration in 2017

Since 2013, the mostly-white Birmingham suburb of Gardendale, Alabama, has been trying to break away from the larger Jefferson County public school district, where black students outnumber white ones by several thousand.

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: Constitutional Responsibility for Right to Sound Basic Education

Despite the ruling today, this lawsuit and our organizing around it has lifted the hopes of parents and community advocates in Halifax County  who believe that change is possible …

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American Federation of Teachers on the CBC Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference

We must be engaged, empowered and prepared to fight forward for high-quality public education; affordable, high-quality healthcare; good jobs that pay living wages; a stronger democracy free of voter suppression; and an end to bigotry and hatred.

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Impeachment: It’s political, Treason and Bribery Are Straightforward

But what exactly constitutes a “High Crime” or “Misdemeanor” has always been open to interpretation. Although not the formal reason, scholars argue …

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Thanks to the North Carolina Case, Gerrymandering’s Day of Reckoning Has Come

For the first time, a federal panel of judges ruled that a state’s map of its congressional districts was unconstitutional.

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Blacks and Politics: Either Get Engaged or Get Left Behind

Okay, everyone, if you are reading this, welcome to 2018. You made it, and with that being said, I feel that this is the perfect opportunity for us to be honest about an important truth.

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Political Action and Infinite Hope Must Outweigh Anti-Democratic Forces

No doubt, anti-democratic forces have penetrated American politics and those forces have the potential to breed widespread hopelessness and political apathy.

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Fair Courts in North Carolina – Together We Are Winning the Fight

Last week, the General Assembly came back to Raleigh with schemes to dismantle our independent courts. And in the face of hundreds of protesters from across the state …

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Thomas Farr Discriminatory Backlash: Eastern NC Courts Deserve Better!

Sign the Petition:  Thomas Farr has been the lead attorney in attacking every modern effort in North Carolina to empower the state’s African American voters …

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Career & Education

Georgia Develops ESSA Plan to Close Achievement Gap

Georgia is making every effort to ensure that students have a better chance of performing at proficient or advanced levels on all state exams. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) prioritizes narrowing the achievement gap.

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Policy Experts Discuss Educating Black Students in the New Jim Crow Era

We have to let the kids know that the world is waiting for them, they’re up next and we have to change their mindset that the world views them as disposable.

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Ford Motor Company Empowers African Americans in STEAM Careers at HBCUs

Ford recently launched “Drive2Greatness” initiative to support science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM) programs at HBCUs. STEAM careers are vital and in high demand in today’s global economy.

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The Enduring Power of Print for Learning in a Digital World

Given this trend, teachers, students, parents and policymakers might assume that students’ familiarity and preference for technology translates into better learning outcomes. But we’ve found that’s not necessarily true.

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Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

The report ranked states in a Race for Results Index and awarded them composite scores for how well children of different ethnic groups do, based on a scale of one to 1,000.

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National Leadership Program for Young Leaders

Fellows also will work with our on-site job coach, strengthening skills in advocacy and leadership as well as hands-on training in public speaking, writing, social media and networking.

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HBCU Tech Summit Inspires African-American Millennials to Pursue Entrepreneurship and High-Tech

The HBCU Tech Summit is assembling a work group, committed to a year round approach to supporting empowering and enabling HBCU students.

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States Ignore Social Competency for Students in ESSA Plans

According to a recent report by Education Week, states have largely ignored a critical mandate of the Every Student Succeeds Act that calls for schools to measure the social and emotional competencies of their students.

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United Negro College Fund/ Michael Jackson Scholarship

The Michael Jackson scholarship provides financial assistance to communication arts and social science students attending a UNCF college/university during the current academic year. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship will provide an award up to $5,000 …

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Study: More, and More Diverse, US College Students Voted in 2016

Students who belong to some demographic groups with historically low turnout rates showed some of the biggest increases: younger students, Hispanic students and Asian students.

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