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Here’s How We Bring Black Students Back to School

Here’s How We Bring Black Students Back to School

By Maya Pottiger, Word In Black Between mass shootings, anti-LGBTQ bills, burned-out teachers, diverse books being banned, and the school-to-prison pipeline, as well as drill-and-kill standardized-test-driven instruction, is it any […]
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Black and Hispanic Students Find Their Voice Through Civics Education in Sacramento

Black and Hispanic Students Find Their Voice Through Civics Education in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO OBSERVER — The civics education program provides space for marginalized students of color to dream and create actionable change. In weekly Saturday classes, students study movements by marginalized people that have pushed progress. Part of these interactive class sessions include writing poetry as a way to develop self-confidence and assist each student in curating their voice — both crucial to participating in the democratic process. 
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Here’s why Black kids need Black books

Here’s why Black kids need Black books

THE ATLANTA VOICE — In a 2009 TED Talk that’s been viewed 31 million times, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talked about the danger of a single story. When children don’t regularly see an accurate representation of themselves, it “sends them a powerful and harmful message that they do not belong,” explains Katie Potter, senior literacy manager at Lee & Low Books, a New York City-based publisher that’s been publishing diverse children’s books for the past 30 years.
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High School Students Nationwide can apply for Disney Dreamers Academy

High School Students Nationwide can apply for Disney Dreamers Academy

CHICAGO CRUSADER — The application process for the 16th annual program, set for March 23-26, 2023, runs through October at www.DisneyDreamersAcademy.com. The 100 teen participants receive an all-expense-paid trip along with one parent or guardian to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to experience a combination of inspiration, education and fun at The Most Magical Place on Earth.
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TSD and local teacher invite you on a two-year ‘journey’ to Cairo, Egypt

TSD and local teacher invite you on a two-year ‘journey’ to Cairo, Egypt

NEW TRI-STATE DEFENDER — Now, after 16 years, my dream has come true. I am taking my first overseas teaching assignment in Cairo, Egypt. The New Tri-State Defender got word of my journey and opened the door to sharing periodic reports with its followers. In addition, I will have a virtual diary on YouTube and I invite you to subscribe to Unapologetically Angela.
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Why Homeschooling Continues a Viable Option for Many Black Families in Alabama

Why Homeschooling Continues a Viable Option for Many Black Families in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM TIMES — BHOB, co-founded by Yalonda Chandler and Jennifer Duckworth, is a community of homeschool families with a “vision … to create a safe place for black and brown children to learn, play, and grow,” according to the group’s website. About 150 families are part of BHOB, with about 50 active.
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Founder Ruben Morris on His Plans to Make New Aviation High School Soar

Founder Ruben Morris on His Plans to Make New Aviation High School Soar

The Birmingham Times Ruben Morris, founder and superintendent of Alabama Aerospace & Aviation High School in Bessemer, is ready for his students to take off. Literally. School opens August 22. “We’re bringing a whole new kind of educational opportunity to students: the chance to get an outstanding high school education combined with industry-aligned, career-focused training […]

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BJCTA Receives $14M for Eco-Friendly Buses

BJCTA Receives $14M for Eco-Friendly Buses

The Birmingham Times The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority has been awarded nearly $14 million for a new maintenance facility and new, low- and zero-emissions buses, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. Along with building the new facility, BJCTA plans to purchase compressed natural gas, hydrogen fuel-cell and battery electric buses and charging equipment. The total […]

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Birmingham City Schools Open New Science Lab in Hudson K-8

Birmingham City Schools Open New Science Lab in Hudson K-8

Virtual Reality   Representatives of the Birmingham Board of Education, Birmingham City Council and Bertram A. Hudson K-8 cut the ribbon on a new science lab, completed through a partnership with Verizon and education nonprofit Heart of America, which will give Hudson students access to educational technology, including augmented and virtual reality hardware, artificial intelligence, […]

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Patent prosecutor launches first-of-its-kind app to connect entertainment professionals and protect them from exploitation

Patent prosecutor launches first-of-its-kind app to connect entertainment professionals and protect them from exploitation

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, msayle@safro.com Growing up, patent attorney Jean-Que Dar loved the arts. He was raised by immigrant parents from Haiti, and […]
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AAMU RETURNS TO MASK MANDATE

AAMU RETURNS TO MASK MANDATE

AAMU Returns to Mask Mandate Huntsville, Ala. —- Officials at Alabama A&M University are launching the fall semester of 2022 with a return to mask mandates, effective immediately, and will continue mandatory re-entry COVID-19 testing […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Two New Actions to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Two New Actions to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

Courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Education Our nation’s young people are facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. Even before the pandemic, rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among youth were on the rise. The pandemic exacerbated those issues, disrupting learning, relationships, and routines and increasing isolation—especially among our nation’s young people. More than […]

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The Perfect Time to Lock in Your Mortgage Rate, Keep Rising Housing Costs Under Control Is Now

The Perfect Time to Lock in Your Mortgage Rate, Keep Rising Housing Costs Under Control Is Now

By Christina Dello Buono Surging mortgage rates combined with double-digit price gains are putting homeowners and potential buyers in a tough spot. First-time homebuyers, in particular, are being squeezed out of the market – due to the fact they don’t have equity or an additional boost from the sale of an existing property. Despite those […]

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