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Nov

How Poverty Impacts Students' Test Scores, In 4 Graphs

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Earlier this month, results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed that while national test scores are slightly improving, most fourth- and eighth-graders around the country are not proficient in math and reading, and a sizable portion only have a basic understanding…

#BBUM Hashtag Sparks Dialogue About Diversity At The University Of Michigan

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Students at the University of Michigan are igniting a dynamic dialogue about race and specifically what it means to be black at a predominantly white university.

After Theta Xi, a fraternity at University Of Michigan thought it was a good idea to throw a “Hood Ratchet Thursday” party

Marybeth Gasman: Where Are the Black Men at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?

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Co-authored by Heather Collins, a master’s student in the higher education program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Julia Craven of the Daily Tarheel published an article on October 14 noting that only 98 black undergraduate men were enrolled in the class of 2017 at the University of…

19

Nov

Black Conspiracy Theories 101: Crack Is Wack But Did CIA Create It To Kill Off Blacks?

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Over the years, African Americans have been accused of being a culturally suspicious group to a fault. The actions throughout the decades by the U.S. government toward Blacks, i.e., slavery and syphilis, have often justified our suspicions. One of the most talked about conspiracy theories of…

Black Conspiracy Theories 101: Liz Claiborne Doesn’t Make Clothes For Black Women

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The ’90s was a time when being Black was kind of cool: There were a slew of popular Black TV shows, plenty of Black movies that hit the scene, rap even earned its spot as a respected art form, and we elected our first “Black” president with Bill Clinton! Yet with all of the good…

Black Conspiracy Theories 101: Designer Tommy Hilfiger Is Racist?

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Back in the fall of 1996, a rumor involving famed fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger (pictured) had a cyber explosion. The rumor accused Hilfiger of being a staunch racist, and alleged that the designer made racist comments while on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” stating that if he’d known…

Black Conspiracy Theories 101: Bill Cosby? Oprah Winfrey? Who Got Dave Chappelle’s Show Off the Air?

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Dave Chappelle (pictured) is a man whose comedic genius propelled him to new heights when his outlandish comedy series, “Chappelle’ Show,” premiered on Comedy Central on January 22, 2003. The show, which was an instant hit, drew audiences from every walk of life. The sketches…

16

Oct

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LGBT History Month 2013: 21 Influential Black LGBT Icons (11-21)

As we pass the halfway point during this month designated to celebrate the journey and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, we wanted to take a moment to recognize some of the most important faces throughout the course of this movement.

These historic black LGBT icons, while often invisible or erased from queer history, have been at the heart of our struggle for rights and inclusion.

Returning to what many refer to as our movement’s beginning, the historic night of rebellion at the Stonewall Inn, the police backlash was predominately instigated by queer and trans youth of color. History itself often seems to forget the role that LGBT activists of color have played in the path to bring us to our current juncture of political and social progress.

In celebration of LGBT History Month and the journey and struggle of the past 40 years, check out the slideshow below of 21 influential black LGBT icons.

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LGBT History Month 2013: 21 Influential Black LGBT Icons (1-10)

As we pass the halfway point during this month designated to celebrate the journey and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, we wanted to take a moment to recognize some of the most important faces throughout the course of this movement.

These historic black LGBT icons, while often invisible or erased from queer history, have been at the heart of our struggle for rights and inclusion.

Returning to what many refer to as our movement’s beginning, the historic night of rebellion at the Stonewall Inn, the police backlash was predominately instigated by queer and trans youth of color. History itself often seems to forget the role that LGBT activists of color have played in the path to bring us to our current juncture of political and social progress.

In celebration of LGBT History Month and the journey and struggle of the past 40 years, check out the slideshow below of 21 influential black LGBT icons.

and Part 2 for everyone who was wondering - http://theybc.tumblr.com/post/64217925073/lgbt-history-month-2013-21-influential-black-lgbt

08

May

Best Black Drama of ALL-Time - Round 1 (Please REBLOG)

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Vote NOW for the Best Black Drama film of ALL-Time!

View the Entire Bracket of the 128 Greatest Black Films of ALL-TIME here!

07

Feb

The New Movement: Dr. Martin Luther King assassinated by US govt: King Family civil trial verdict

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Anyone who wants the most important history of the Vietnam war, and American history, must be briefed of this stunning and game-changing “current event”:

Dr. Martin Luther King’s family and his personal friend and attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government…

The New Movement: GLAAD CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH HONORING LGBT AFRICAN AMERICANS

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While February was declared Black History Month to recognize the many accomplishments and contributions of African Americans, the lives of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people are often left out of the picture. From civil rights leader Bayard Rustin to…

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Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks: Black History Photo Of The Day (2/6/13)
Today’s photo was taken on January 14, 1980, showing Coretta Scott King giving Rosa Parks a kiss on the cheek as Parks received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-violent Peace Prize in Atlanta. Parks, who was the first woman to receive the award, was also honored by the U.S. Postal Service this week with a postage stamp commemorating her 100th birthday.

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Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks: Black History Photo Of The Day (2/6/13)

Today’s photo was taken on January 14, 1980, showing Coretta Scott King giving Rosa Parks a kiss on the cheek as Parks received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-violent Peace Prize in Atlanta. Parks, who was the first woman to receive the award, was also honored by the U.S. Postal Service this week with a postage stamp commemorating her 100th birthday.

The New Movement: MSNBC Hosts Argue With Each Other About Drones, DOJ Memo

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MSNBC hosts split sharply from each other on Tuesday over the question of the Obama administration’s drone policy.

The majority of the channel’s programs devoted some attention to the Justice Department white paper obtained by NBC News, which says the government can order the killing of…

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“Why are we mute? Where are our leaders, our legislators? Where is the church?” - Harry Belafonte