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Showcasing Great Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Martha Graham's impact on the art of dance has been compared to the impacts of Stravinsky, Picasso and Frank Lloyd Wright to the fields of music, painting, and architecture, respectively.

Honoring the Dream: An Education Bill of Rights

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 03.20.2015 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I hope our leaders can, as iO's mission states, "think broadly" enough to let go of rigid, behaviorist notions of what education means. I hope they will heed the many stories like this one that prove the dramatic, turn-around impact of the arts on "under-performing" schools.

Court Ends Part Of Arkansas Desegregation Lawsuit

AP | KELLY P. KISSEL | Posted 10.21.2014 | Black Voices

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday ended a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School...

5 Things You Should Know About Little Rock Schools

AP | KELLY P. KISSEL | Posted 01.13.2014 | Black Voices

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Five things to know about a federal judge's decision to end the state of Arkansas' special desegregation payments to three ...

Arkansas Will No Longer Pay To Desegregate Schools

AP | KELLY P. KISSEL | Posted 03.15.2014 | Black Voices

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge said Monday that Arkansas can stop making payments in one of the nation's most historic desegregation effor...

Judges Gives First OK To End Little Rock Schools Desegregation Suit

AP | CHUCK BARTELS | Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge gave preliminary approval Friday to a proposed settlement that would bring an end to a decades-long desegre...

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.04.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. And what better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapsho...

Dad, Do You Know Ruby Bridges?

Harold Ross | Posted 03.24.2013 | Black Voices
Harold Ross

I would have preferred my beautiful boy ask me a different question. Something like, "How did I get inside mommy's stomach when I was a baby?" As parent-child discussions go, Reproductive Biology is easier than race relations and the Civil Rights Movement.

Obama Presidency Lures Out Dormant Racism

Nicole Glass | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Nicole Glass

The end of a racist nation cannot just come from an integration of races in schools, the workplace and politics. It must come from a very personal change in perception. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 changed the law, but it's the people that change a culture.

Little Rock. 1957. 2 Girls, 1 White, 1 African-American. 1 Curse. 1 Photo.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.06.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

American mass media and American politicians must surely believe we are credulous children, because they love to tell us bedtime stories. And then there's Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan.

Court To Decide Whether State Will Still Pay $70 Million For School Desegregation

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 11.17.2011 | Education

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — More than a half-century after federal troops escorted nine black students into an all-white school, efforts to desegregate ...