Category Archives: Education

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 pic.twitter.com/m2bsqltOgg — Oberlin College (@oberlincollege) May 25, 2015 “We have an opportunity be a beacon of hope … Continue reading

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College official accuses black student of harassment because he’s waiting to see his advisor

A Kennesaw State University student’s encounter with an academic advisor garnered attention online and sparked discussion about prejudice in academic settings after he was accused of harassment while allegedly trying to speak to her in person after other planned meetings … Continue reading

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Full Video | First Lady Michelle Obama’s Tuskegee Commencement Address

Full video- Hat tip Eliihass ‘FINALLY’ is right!

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