African-Americans, Higher Education, & the NCAA

Having been inspired and energized by the President's announcement of My Borther's Keeper Initiative I must ask the question: what can be done to...

5 Things About the Howard University Middle School Fiasco

Absurdity. This is the first word that comes to mind when considering the situation where teachers at a middle school were fired for teaching Black...

Sex Education: The War on Children

The War on Children: Sex Education in America I will tell you that I had a mother last night come up to me here in...

Rape Culture in Black America

Editor's Note: Recently, Dr. Boyce Watkins made some very silly statements in one of his articles discussing rape (read it here). Rather than dissect his...

Justice Scalia’s Racist Beliefs and the Mizzou Protests

According to Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, African-Americans are not “cut out” for higher education. The statements made yesterday during a hearing around the...

Heather MacDonald’s Soft Bigotry, Or Problem With Black Youth

The hits just keep on coming. We have Paul Ryan talking out of his ass that inner city (black and brown) men don't want to...

An Open Letter to Dr. Lester Lefton, President of Kent State...

Editor's Note: The following is an open letter to Dr. Lester Lefton, President of Kent State University on the importance of diversity in Ohio...

Whitewashed: White Americans Discuss Their White Privilege

"...To be white in this culture means to deny the reality of racism; it means to deny the privilege that we have as whites. Most...

Nature’s Classroom: Slavery Re-enactment as a “Scared Straight” Program?

Picture being a parent, signing off on a permission slip enabling your child access to what you think will be an once-in-a-lifetime educational experience that’ll enhance...

Why Marcus Smart was Justified in his Reaction and his Suspension

Marcus Smart reacted the way many of us would have when we are pushed to the limit. Before I explain my position, let me get...

New York Private School Feels "Bad" Poor People Can't Afford Quality...

  I almost feel conflicted writing this post. I'm suffering from Catholic guilt! As a child of the parochial school system of New Jersey I am...

Black Student Suspended One Year for Hugging Teacher

According to a CBS Atlanta affiliate, a Duluth High School senior has been suspended for one year and won't graduate on time for hugging...

New Gov’t Report: U.S. Public School System Racist

"We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even...

African-American Girl Faces Expulsion Over ‘Natural Hair’

Last Monday, Vanessa VanDyke said she was given one week to decide to whether cut and straighten her hair, or face expulsion from Faith...

Rashema Melson: Homeless Valedictorian Earns Scholarship to Georgetown

Rashema Melson, 18, a D.C. high school student who spent the past two years living in a homeless shelter has graduated high school as...