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...

5 Lessons Learned from Surviving the Atlanta Snowpocalypse

What a night. It all began in the early Tuesday morning of January 28, 2013. The snowstorm hit the northeast with a relentless monsoon of...

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...

Black Students Arrested For Waiting on School Bus

Not that I've been oblivious to racism rearing its ugly head in the northeastern part of the United States. But, I'd be lying to...

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...

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...

Black Student Kicked Out of School for Wearing Jesus Halloween Costume

So a black kid in a Chicago suburb dressed up like "Jesus" for Halloween, and was kicked out of school as a result. I...

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...

Librarian Fired for Helping Kid Read Too Much

I don't know how well the United States ranks in the world when it comes to education. If I had to guess I'd say...

New Loan Policy Forcing Students Off Black College Campuses

This past weekend, President Barack Obama delivered the keynote speech at the commencement ceremony at Ohio State University. In his address, Obama urged the...

Teacher Buys Student ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ for Reading Class

Teacher Buys Student 'Fifty Shades of Grey' for Reading Class I could remember getting in trouble after being caught with one of my favorite porn...

The Ratchet Diaries: Molly…The Girl Next Door

The Ratchet Diaries: Molly...The Girl Next Door Remember the days when you only admitted to drinking socially and smoking a cigarette? Remember when if you...

Middle School Denies Students Lunch, Food Tossed in Trash

I've never been to Massachusetts, but from what I hear it's a pretty nice place. Like all northeastern states, I suppose living in Massachusetts...

The Problem With Philly Mag’s “Being White in Philly”

Race.  The word alone prompts many to break out in a cold sweat, grit their teeth, immediately grow defensive or quickly change the subject....

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...