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Feds investigate Newark school reorganization plan for discrimination

Newark is planning a school reorganization plan, and parents are claiming that it discriminates against African American students. According to The Star-Ledger: "Parents and a local...

Racial Re-Segregation in 2013? Interesting News for the Black & Unemployed

“Is there equal opportunity in employment today?” New research suggests we have fallen off that path.

Florida’s Education Reform Model Can Unite Us

Are children truly learning to their full potential?

Is a New Vision for Black Freedom Possible?

On the 58th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed, concerns still linger about de facto segregation in America

America’s Got Talent – But, No Educational Opportunities

Many struggling Americans, especially people of color, are faced with the systematic theft of a good education

What Republicans Can Do on MLK Day 2012 … and Beyond

With a strong history of equality and a weak modern record on diversity, the GOP must embrace the symbolism of MLK Day and bolster their partnerships...

White House Commemorates America’s HBCUs

President Barack Obama has declared this National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week to recognize the significance of HBCUs and to honor the contributions...

Marching Towards Equality: Remembering the Civil Rights Act of 1964

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act, which prohibited any form of discrimination in public places, as well as authorized the integration of public facilities. To this very day the Civil Rights Act remains one of the most important pieces of legislation, not just for people of color but for all Americans of different gender, religion, and socio-economic status.

A Personal Account of a 2011 Student Freedom Rider

As part of the 50 year anniversary celebration of the Freedom Rides, PBS hosted a 20-city re-enactment journey of the original Freedom Rides. From May 6-17, I along with 39 other students, five original freedom riders and Ray Arsenault, author of “Freedom Rides: 1961 and the Struggle For Racial Justice,” followed the original route from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans, Louisiana. Anniston, Alabama was one such stop.

President Commemorates Freedom Rides with Proclamation

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, President Barack Obama yesterday issued a proclamation in honor of those who struggled to forge and protect the rights, freedoms and equality we enjoy today.