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ivil Rights Report Shines Light on Education Disparities More Underserved Kids Taking Advanced Placement Exams

Written by Chris Levister, from Blackvoicenews.com on Friday, 05 August 2011 18:52.

If algebra is the “gatekeeper” course that determines whether students will have access to higher education then thousands of African American and other underserved high school students are facing a locked gate with no key. U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights data show schools serving mostly African-American students are twice as likely to have inexperienced teachers as are schools serving mostly whites in the same district.
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Black Colleges Key to Reviving U.S. Education

Written by Stan Washington on Friday, 15 July 2011 15:02.

ATLANTA – If the United States is going to regain its global leadership position in higher education, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will need to play a major role, says a White House official on education. Just how the nation's predominately Black institutions will participate in that objective was the main topic at a recent Southern Education Fund conference of HBCU presidents, held in Atlanta.
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Minority Youth Media Consumption May Be Hampering Academic Achievement

Written by Nadra Kareem Nittle on Friday, 15 July 2011 15:00.

LOS ANGELES—Krystal Murphy received her first cellphone at age 13 and she used it solely to keep her parents in the loop about her activities. Four years later, her use of the phone has changed dramatically. Now 17, she relies on it to text friends, surf the Internet and send messages on Twitter.
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The Insistent Question: Where Are The Jobs?

Written by Lee A. Daniels on Thursday, 23 June 2011 18:53.

The gloomy federal jobs report for May has brought to the forefront again all the questions – and fears – about the economy and the jobs crisis that six months ago were pushed into the deep background by the compromise on unemployment benefits between President Obama and the Republicans in Congress.
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The Road To Success: NSBE flips the script on lagging recruitment and retention

Written by Chris Levister on Thursday, 23 June 2011 18:51.

(NNPA) – In 1971, during the civil rights movement, Arthur J. Bond a student leader at Purdue University led students to demand that the engineering and science powerhouse open up its engineering schools to more Blacks and women.  Fredrick L. Hovde, Purdue’s president at the time, was sympathetic to the cause.  He appointed Bond to a steering committee, which organized the first national effort to increase minority participation in engineering.
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Prophetic Genius of Gil Scott Heron

Written by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. on Thursday, 02 June 2011 19:37.

enews-image-Gil-Scott-HeronGil Scott Heron (1949-2011) was more than a legendary entertainer.  He was a social and political visionary that helped to inspire generations of young gifted and talent poets, spoken word artists, rappers, and a global cadre of musical and cultural satirists that have contributed to the irreversible, progressive transformations of the mindsets of hundreds of millions of young people from Harlem, New York to Soweto, South Africa; and from the Delta in Mississippi and the bayous of Louisiana to Trench Town in Jamaica to the barrios of Brazil and deep into the crucible neighborhoods of  the South Bronx and South Central LA as well as throughout what is culturally referred today as the "Dirty South."
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Your Take: Threat to Blacks in the Public Sector

Written by Lee Saunders on Thursday, 02 June 2011 19:34.

Radical conservative politicians want to slash city, county and state jobs -- and undercut the economic security of African-American families, says this union official. When I was growing up in Cleveland, some of the most respected people in my neighborhood were the folks who worked for the city, county or state. My father was a city bus driver who took great pride in getting people safely to and from their jobs every day. My mother was a community college teacher who loved preparing her students for success.
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Flawed Exam Cost Blacks More Than Jobs

Written by Wendell Hutson, Special Chicago Crusader on Thursday, 02 June 2011 19:29.

Had Arthur Lewis Jr. been hired after taking a 1995 entrance exam to be a Chicago firefighter he could have been promoted three times by now.  "I could have been a battalion chief.  Who knows what my rank would be had I been given a fair chance to compete for what I consider is the greatest job in the world," Lewis told the Crusader. 
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Researchers Explore How Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy Can Give Street Youth New Lease on Life

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 05 May 2011 20:39.

TORONTO, May 4, 2011 --- Life as a teenager or young adult isn’t easy. But for youth who live on the street, it can be even more difficult: they often experience significant mental health issues, with suicide being the leading cause of death. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) which has been found to be effective in helping people manage their emotions, is one approach that may help street youth navigate a successful transition to adulthood, said Elizabeth McCay, Research Chair in Urban Health in the Ryerson University Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing.