Category Archives: Education

Video | First Lady Michelle Obama Honors 2015 Class of National Student Poets Program

UPDATED with full video The First Lady honors the 2015 class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP), the nation’s highest honor for youth poets. The 2015 National Student Poets are 16-year-old Chasity Hale of Miami; 16-year-old De’John Hardges of … Continue reading

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History Professor Denies Native Genocide: Native Student Disagrees, Gets Expelled From Course

It pays to know ones history. And it’s evident that the folks who are charged with teaching US History also know our history. Just like slavery, America is not amenable to telling the truth and coming to terms with this … Continue reading

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New law addresses racial disparities in school discipline

SPRINGFIELD – A 2012 study found that Illinois suspends more African-American students than any other state in the U.S., including a Black-White suspension disparity that is the highest in the country. To address this all-too-apparent problem and the overall frequency … Continue reading

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USA Media: Racism & Terrorism |Open Thread

Let’s not let the flag take down as a sign of ending racism in this country. I don’t give a flying fuck about that flag. It’s not going to stop white supremacy or the systemic racism that runs rampant in health … Continue reading

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Video & Photos | First Lady Michelle Obama Participates in a Discussion on “Let Girls Learn”

As part of the Let Girls Learn initiative and following her recent visits to Japan and Cambodia, the First Lady will meet with students and educators at the Mulberry School in London to discuss how the UK and the U.S. … Continue reading

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Full Video | First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2015 Commemencement Address Martin Luther King Jr. College Preparatory High School

MRS. OBAMA: Wow! (Applause.) Yes! STUDENT: We love you so much, Michelle! MRS. OBAMA: Oh, I love you guys! (Applause.) Look, I am beyond excited to be here with the winners of our first-ever FAFSA Video Challenge, the King College … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama Remarks at 2015 Oberlin College Commencement

“If you truly wish to carry on the #Oberlin legacy, you need to run to and not from the noise.” – @FLOTUS #obieCRW — Oberlin College (@oberlincollege) May 25, 2015 “We have an opportunity be a beacon of hope … Continue reading

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