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Macrina Cooper-White

When 'Deshawn' And 'Greg' Act Out In Class, Guess Who Gets Branded A Troublemaker

HuffingtonPost.com | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science

Research has shown that young black students in American schools are expelled and suspended three times as often as white students. Now a disturbing n...

Powerful Images Show What It's Really Like To Be A Black Student In Brazil

HuffPost Brazil | Diego Iraheta | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices

"Come on, white guy, give me a break!" is the title of a campaign orchestrated by black students from the University of Brasília (UnB, Universidade d...

The Positive Numbers About Young Black Men

The Boston Globe | Derrick Z. Jackson | Posted 02.25.2015 | Black Voices

Earlier this month, an attention-grabbing 30-second video, released by the Mystic Valley Area Branch of the NAACP and featuring Medford High School st...

Lydia O'Connor

School District Wants To Help Close Achievement Gap By Recruiting More Black Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices

The achievement gap between students of different races has been well-documented, and the San Francisco Unified School District is trying something it...

Rebecca Klein

Why Teachers Need To Talk About Their Own Racial Bias

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices

As recent protests spur tough conversations about the racial bias of police officers, a national group of educators and policy analysts is urging teac...

Half of Black College Students Graduate $25,000 in Debt

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.14.2015 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Higher education has long been considered the key to escaping poverty, but it doesn't come without a price tag attached. For black students, the cost is often higher than their white classmates.

Needed: A True Diversity Map for America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Sometimes childhood experiences motivate a lifetime of extraordinary work. That is certainly true for Georgetown University Law School professor and bioethicist Patricia King, a brilliant scholar and one of the most effective leaders you may not know.

Harvard's Black Students Pen Powerful Response To Grand Jury Decisions

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 12.05.2014 | Black Voices

Students have demonstrated nationwide frustrations with two recent grand jury decisions against the indictment of police officers responsible for the ...

It Isn't the Athletes; It's the Educators

Julia Craven | Posted 01.10.2015 | Black Voices
Julia Craven

African-American men definitely function at lower reading levels than their peers -- male or female. And it is because the education system doesn't teach them how to read. You can't treat the problem without acknowledging its origins.

Closer to the Finish Line

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For the first time in 13 years, the DOE now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin. This is some of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement and a giant step forward for poor children, often children of color.

For Black Students the School to Prison Pipeline Is in Higher Gear Than Ever

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

School officials defend their quick resort to call in the school or city police with the claim that black students do commit more serious offenses than other students. There's nothing to support this.

From Students of Color, a Call for Cultural Competency Training

Willie Burnley Jr. | Posted 12.21.2014 | College
Willie Burnley Jr.

Every student desires professors that understand and respect them, and minority students only want the same: Instructors who are trained to deal with cultural issues when they arise.

Teacher Prep and Better Resources: How to Reach Urban Students

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Students in urban schools tend to have stereotypes attached to them. Rather than see these students as individual learners, many urban kids and their schools are often thrown into the "lost cause" category.

Teacher Prep and Better Resources: How to Reach Urban Students

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Students in urban schools tend to have stereotypes attached to them. Rather than see these students as individual learners, many urban kids and their schools are often thrown into the "lost cause" category.

Yesterday's Black Voices Matter Today

Nathan Fulcher | Posted 11.12.2014 | Education
Nathan Fulcher

I'm white. Male. In my 30s. College Educated. From Iowa. I also teach African American Literature at a public high school in Los Angeles. Telling that to people I have just met usually gets a second look.

Joy Resmovits

Fewer Than Half Of American Students Are Ready For College

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.20.2014 | Black Voices

As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores pr...

Why We're Wrong About Affirmative Action: Stereotypes, Testing and the 'Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations'

William A. Darity Jr. | Posted 09.27.2014 | College
William A. Darity Jr.

There is little reason to believe that the widely held claim that black and Latino students enter selective universities as comparatively inferior students will not cease to rear its ugly head. It is a pervasive stereotype that minority students must face from matriculation to graduation.

For Black America, the Only Jobs That Await Are Jobs HBCUs Help to Create

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

There is no hope for an institution that doesn't show faith in its own products, especially in an economic climate where very few beyond the campus gates value emerging Black professional talent.

From Morehouse to Berkeley and Back: Difficult Decisions for Black Students

Marcus Lee | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices
Marcus Lee

If we assume our own inherent potential and value as students and remain critical, we can begin to see the challenges that seek to obstruct us more vividly, call them out more pointedly, and work together across institutions to create change more triumphantly.

New Orleans Teachers And Students Wrestle With Racial Tension

The Root | Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.13.2014 | Black Voices

Every year hundreds of young, idealistic recent college graduates flood into New Orleans to teach at the city’s public schools. But in a school syst...

US Teachers Nowhere As Diverse As Their Students

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 07.04.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, ye...

African American Students Weigh Campus Attitudes In Picking Colleges

The Los Angeles Times | Carla Rivera | Posted 05.01.2014 | Black Voices

Jahmia Edwards cried when she opened the letter saying she'd been admitted to UCLA, the college she'd dreamed of attending since childhood. The 18 ...

Triplets Head To Ivy League School Together

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.24.2014 | Black Voices

Three D.C. brothers are deciding which Ivy League institution they will attend next fall. The "Jones Boys" triplets, Malik, Ahmed and Kahlil, are c...

Harvard Makes History!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

There was a time when black students were not allowed to attend Ivy Leagues universities. This year, Harvard University proved just how far they’ve ...

What's Next, Arrest in the Womb? Black Students Under Fire

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The quick-trigger suspension and expulsion of black students from schools at the drop of a dime has reached down into preschools and preconditioned far too many teachers and principals to regard black children as classroom dangers.