California

Black Leaders, We Need You to Break Your Silence of Complicity and Protect the Educational Choice of Black Parents for Their Children

This is the moment in time when Black leaders must decide how committed they are—or are not—to the education of Black and Brown children. This week, ground zero of our education war is California but...

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Charter Schools

Rev. Al Sharpton, Let's Talk About Your 'Sister' Randi

“Any situation in which some men prevent others from engaging in the process of inquiry is one of violence…to alienate humans from their own decision making is to change them into objects.”—Paulo...

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low income

This Is Why the Oppressed Can't Get No Sleep

While many were celebrating the Fourth of July with hamburgers, hotdogs, fireworks and good ole fashioned apple pie, I was rereading Frederick Douglass’ speech of July 5, 1852, “What to the Slave Is...

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Charter Schools

Black Parents Don't Have Time for a Charter vs. Traditional Schools Debate

Black parents have enough to worry about just by virtue of having a Black child. We worry about our Black babies’ safety every day when they leave the house, whether they are walking or driving. In...

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