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Michelle Obama Salutes Civil Rights Leader

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 10.27.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama called civil rights leader Whitney Young one of the "unsung heroes" who helped make a more fair and just society. T...

New Film Tells Story Of Unsung Civil Rights Leader

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 02.23.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Just before the March on Washington in 1963, President John F. Kennedy summoned six top civil rights leaders to the White House to talk ...

Chicago Public Schools: Ron Huberman Will Consider Race In Admission To Selective Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ron Huberman, C.E.O. of the Chicago Public Schools, came into office with a plan. Instead of admitting students to Chicago's elite magnet schools and ...

Feds Subpoena Whitney Young Principal In Admissions Probe

Chicago Sun-Times | ROSALIND ROSSI AND FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Whitney Young Magnet Principal Joyce Kenner on Monday became the first principal to reveal she has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigati...

CPS Clout: Alderman Called Principal To Get Daughter Into Top School

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22nd) acknowledged Wednesday that his daughter was admitted to Whitney Young Magnet High School for the upcoming school year after...

Tinkering Around the Edges Not Enough For Failing Schools

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

While media eyes have been focused on Meeks' school boycott, another plan from the legislator/mega-church pastor has gotten little publicity: His proposal to allow kids to enroll in any school in the state, without paying tuition.

School Boycott May Not End Funding Inequities, But It Should End The Myth That Black Communities Don't Value Education

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

I hope the folks standing in opposition understand that the people demanding more money for education aren't just looking for a stage upon which they can grandstand --what they're looking for is a high-quality education, the best that money can buy.