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

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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 10.24.2014 | 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 10.24.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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.

Using Social Media to Spark On Campus Dialogue

Catherine Okafor | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Catherine Okafor

For quite some time many have warned of the dangers of abusing social media by posting all the wrong things, however, some are using it the right way....

For HBCUs, the Proof Is in the Productivity

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

And as the nation scrambles to match the intellectual capacity of nations in the Middle and Far East for economic and national security interests, the tenor of the nation's conversation towards HBCUs has changed.

35 Books All Educators of African American and Latino Students Must Read

Quassan Castro | Posted 03.09.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Reading a body of work that offers effective insights to educators has proven to greatly assist educators with strengthening their teaching practices....

Twelve Tips All Educators Must Know About Educating African American and Latino Students

Quassan Castro | Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

If you do not understand the population of students you teach, your success in the classroom can be greatly minimized.

Tormented Black Student Faced Roommates From Hell

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.25.2013 | Black Voices

Three students at San Jose State University have been charged with a hate crime and battery after allegedly tormenting their black roommate with racis...