Zero-tolerance turns Black students into zeroes
African-American boys and girls are suspended from the nation’s public schools in greater numbers than any other racial and ethnic group even in preschool, according to U.S. Department
UNCF: A mind is ‘a wonderful thing to invest in’
For the first time in 42 years, the United Negro College Fund has altered its signature phrase. Now, a mind is not only “a terrible thing to waste,” but “a wonderful thing to invest in.”
Black Press honors Davis, Pendleton parents
Filled with doubt about his future, Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old student at Samuel W. Wolfson High School began to cry one night sitting on the patio of his father’s condo in Jacksonville, Fla.
Parents of Hadiya Pendleton still in mourning
After a long day of traveling, then networking on Capitol Hill, Nathaniel and Cleopatra Pendleton returned to their downtown Washington, D.C., hotel and prepared for a dinner in their honor.
Lawsuit: juvenile solitary confinement blocks education
The Obama administration has a message for juvenile detention facilities: All kids – even youth with disabilities held in solitary confinement – are entitled to appropriate public education.
Supreme Court divided on ACA contraception mandate
When two corporations — one owned by evangelicals and one owned by Mennonites — filed suit over the Affordable Care Act, they described their complaint in stark and fairly simple terms
Final push: Big names, grassroots efforts unite to push ACA enrollement before deadline
With less than two weeks left to sign up for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, grassroots supporters of the mandatory law and federal health officials are rushing to enroll
Holder calls for changes in federal drug sentencing
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has endorsed proposed changes that would cut federal sentences for low-level drug offenders and dramatically reduce the Bureau of Prisons population
For sisters too: Young Black girls need an initiative, too
In all the hoopla surrounding President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, overlooked is that fact that our young girls also need to be targeted for special attention.
Nyong’o’s Oscar win warms Black women’s hearts
The chatter on social media sites was off the charts as the Oscar choice for best supporting actress was named – the luminescent Lupita Nyong’o – for her role in the Hollywood feature “12 Years a Slave.”