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The Costs of No Rigor: Why Demanding Higher Quality Is Better Than Opting Out

Charles Cole III | Posted 04.17.2017 | Education
Charles Cole III

I recently read a report titled, "Out of Pocket: The High Cost of Inadequate High Schools and High School Student Achievement on College Affordability...

Dear Justice Scalia: Here's Why Smart And Black Go Together Well

Eryn Rogers | Posted 12.23.2016 | Black Voices
Eryn Rogers

The successful minority students I know chose these elite universities because of the challenging and demanding curriculum they knew they could handle. So, no Justice Scalia, we weren't meeting some quota. We belonged there.

America's Apartheid: Legalized Discrimination through Mass Incarceration

Brandon Patterson | Posted 07.28.2016 | Black Voices
Brandon Patterson

As a black male in Chicago, I find it hard for one to argue that the criminal justice system has not been used unfairly and unjustly to discriminate against black people and to outcast them from society.

Happy Birthday, Living Legend Rachel Robinson

Yohuru Williams | Posted 07.20.2016 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

On Friday, the nation celebrated what would have been the 153rd birthday of pioneering Civil Rights advocate and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Sunday, July 19, 2015 marked the 93rd birthday of another significant woman of color, Rachel Robinson.

The Black Male Incarceration Problem Is Real and It's Catastrophic

Antonio Moore | Posted 04.19.2015 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

There may be more black men in college than in prison, but the truth still stands that there are a socially catastrophic number of black men behind bars in the United States.

By Any Dreams Necessary, Malcolm X and the Problem of High Stakes Testing

Yohuru Williams | Posted 04.12.2015 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

Malcolm X faced the kind of racial determinism that many students of color have become accustomed to today. Proponents of high stakes testing resurrect such determinism, presumably without the racial overtones, by reducing students, their hopes and dreams for the future, to test scores.

Reflections From the First International Conference on Urban Education

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 01.14.2015 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

What brought me to Jamaica in the first place to witness this wonderful exchange was because I was attending and presenting at the first International Conference on Urban Education (ICUE), Interestingly enough, Black scholars are also a rare breed (although becoming increasingly greater numbers in the past few years).

Building A Foundation For Success For Black Boys And Men: Start Early, Start Strong

Ingrid Ellerbe | Posted 11.10.2014 | Black Voices
Ingrid Ellerbe

There is a silent but growing rate of scholastic genocide among young men of color. And while there are positive trends in funding programs that can positively impact the lives of these kids, the majority of them don't address real solid education -- and they don't address them early enough.

The Importance of Building Trust in Schools for Black Male Students

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 11.16.2014 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

The messages we convey to students matter. They are deeply embedded long after they leave our classrooms. As we begin this school year, let's make sure we choose the right message.


Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 08.24.2014 | Education
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

Although I can now drink from any fountain I choose and live in any house I can afford, I can still see those "White Only" signs above the water fountains and on the toilet doors. They propel me to never forget my beginnings.

10 Facts About HBCUs We Bet You Didn't Know

Posted 12.02.2013 | Black Voices

There are over 100 historically black colleges and universities in the United States. According to the Higher Education Act of 1965, an HBCU is de...

This HBCU's Med School Started With One White Student And One Black Teacher

Posted 11.09.2013 | Black Voices

On November 9th, 1868, Howard University opened their medical school with eight students and five faculty members. Among the eight students, seven...

We Are Our Solution

Brandy Williams | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices
Brandy Williams

During the Civil Rights Movement, blacks understood that America was not built for our betterment, and so we marched the streets, demanded better, educated ourselves on issues and laws and took up arms for justice and equality. Why are we waiting now?

College Pays Off More For One Group

Posted 06.17.2013 | Los Angeles

More than any other group in California, African Americans stand to gain the most significant lift out of poverty from earning a college degree, accor...