Race-based academic targets raise eyebrows

Race-based academic targets raise eyebrows

As states have sought waivers from the 100 percent proficiency requirement of No Child Left Behind, new performance targets were put in place that led to differing expectations for children depending on their race. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports. Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/51074245/#51074245 What is the Achievement Gap? Achievement gap refers to the observed and persistent disparity on a number …

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Who Is Sara Baartman? Every black woman should know her name

Who Is Sara Baartman? Every black woman should know her name

Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman (before 1790 – 29 December 1815)[1] (also spelled Bartman, Bartmann, Baartmen) was the most famous of at least two[2] Khoikhoi women who were exhibited as freak show attractions in 19th-century Europe under the name Hottentot Venus—”Hottentot” as the then-current name for the Khoi people, now considered an offensive term,[3] and “Venus” in reference to the Roman goddess of love. Southern Africa Sarah …

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Why Isn't Closing 129 Chicago Public Schools National News?

Why Isn’t Closing 129 Chicago Public Schools National News?

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by Bruce A. Dixon It’s an obvious question, with an easy answer. Our nation’s bipartisan political elite have decided to privatize public education. They know the only way they can execute this deeply unpopular policy is to do it on the down-low, with a minimum of coverage, and no mention …

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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez dies aged 58 after two-year battle with cancer

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez dies aged 58 after two-year battle with cancer

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died, according to Vice President Nicolas Maduro. Mr Chavez, the democratically-elected leader who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela and crusaded against US influence, died on Tuesday at the age of 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. Vice President Nicolas Maduro, surrounded by other government officials, announced the …

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African American pupils are far less likely to take college prep classes and more likely to miss school because of suspensions, a group finds, calling for strong intervention.

African American pupils are far less likely to take college prep classes and more likely to miss school because of suspensions, a group finds, calling for strong intervention.

By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles TimesFebruary 26, 2013 African American public school students in Los Angeles County demonstrate significant learning gaps by second grade; those gaps widen with age and lead to the highest school dropout rate among all races, according to a report released Monday. Black students are far less likely to take the rigorous college …

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Exposed Preacher: FEMALE PREACHER Who Preaches With Her TIDDAYS OUT

Exposed Preacher: FEMALE PREACHER Who Preaches With Her TIDDAYS OUT

This woman actually opens her sermon with “Welcome to the Gospel form the Stripper’s pole”. You can’t make this stuff up. Take a moment to listen to the video, but pay special attention to the inappropriate outfit and the camera man’s obsession with showing you the cleavage and exposed nipples. My question is if this is suppose …

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Black Unemployment Rate Slipped to 13.8 Percent in January

Black Unemployment Rate Slipped to 13.8 Percent in January

News that jobless claims jumped last week and the economy had shrunk for the first time since 2009 were stark reminders that the nation’s economy still has a long way to go before it is healthy again. The African-American unemployment rate for January underscored that point. According to figures released by the Labor Department, Black unemployment …

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