education

Solange’s “A Seat at The Table” Is Turning Into a Syllabus

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The course is subtitled “The Truths of Young Women of Color” and is curated by a group of professors and students from Wake Forest University. Solange’s 2016 album A Seat at the Table is turning into a course syllabus. According to Solange’s Saint Heron, the project includes...

I (Barely) Survived America’s Separate & Unequal Education System

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When I am acquainted with strangers, they are not surprised to learn that I navigated America’s school system. They see a professional: nails manicured, clothes ironed, leather bag, matching shoes. They hear an intellect: Kant, neuroplasticity, theories of social psychology. What they do not sense,...

HBCU Enrollment Is All The Way Up

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Many are attributing the recent skyrocketing in HBCU enrollment numbers to the current social and political climate; race relations in America and the Black Lives Matter movement. Walter M. Kimbrough, president of the historically Black Dillard University in New Orleans, told The Washington Post, “Simply...

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs And Dr. Steve Perry Open Harlem Charter School

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Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School is finally open and gearing up to create leaders out of uptown New York’s inner city youth. “Great schools and great education make a big difference,” he told the NY Daily News. “Unfortunately, too many people don’t...

New Study Finds: Y’all Better Go To College, If Gainful Employment is a Goal

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So, yesterday I was talking to my cousin, an 18-year-old black woman, who announced that she was officially dropping out of college. “It’s just not for me,” she declared. As an older family member, with a college degree, who still struggles to find steady work,...