The Albany (Calif.) School Board voted Wednesday night to expel a student over racist posts and memes posted on an Instagram account.
A member of the Florida State University system board of governors said during a meeting Tuesday that the gender wage gap is caused by genetics, and not the systemic social and economic causes that continue to favor men over women in the workplace.
Ruth Simmons, who retired as president of the Ivy League’s Brown University in 2012, has been named interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, replacing President George Wright, who announced on June 12 that he would be stepping down after 14 years to return to teaching history.
While some people spend time body-shaming Rihanna, she spends her time making a difference in the lives of children across the world. Earlier this year, Rihanna visited students in Malawi as part of her organization’s effort to raise money for education in developing countries.
Auontai “Tay” Anderson just graduated from Denver’s Manual High School on May 27, and his plans for the summer include going to Elitch Gardens amusement park, working at the Krispy Kreme doughnut shop and campaigning for the District 4 seat on the Denver School Board.
A week of protests and racial tension on the campus of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., ended with the college being closed for the second day in a row Friday, after county officials received a phone call Thursday from someone threatening to be armed and headed to the campus.
Two high school students in Vacaville, Calif., along with some help from the American Civil Liberties Union, won their fight to include a tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement in their school’s yearbook.
In 1994, as a high school freshman, my counselor forced me to attend summer school. He told me that without it, I risked not earning enough credits to be a sophomore. So, at my mother’s insistence, I sat in a classroom making my way through workbooks while a teacher read the local newspaper and various sports…
The most recent round of testing in the state of California has revealed a disturbing statistic: Three out of 4 black boys failed to meet the reading and writing requirements, and more than half of them scored in the lowest category on the English portion of the test.
At times, black people, like any group battered and oppressed by the state, may celebrate any perception of forward motion. Folks scour social media pages to see who has what appointment, what political power is being amassed and what black person has been newly elected.
The Journal of Political Philosophy has come under fire for its June issue, which dedicates more than 60 pages to a three-author “symposium” on the Black Lives Matter movement and does not include any actual black voices.
James Runcie, chief operating officer of the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid, quit his job suddenly Tuesday night and sent an email to his staff outlining his reasons for not wanting to work in the Trump administration.
It might be enough in life to be the mother of one of the biggest and wealthiest hip-hop moguls the world has ever seen, but not for Gloria Carter. Her claim to fame may be her most celebrated son, Shawn Carter, most widely known as Jay Z, but Mama Carter’s shaking things up on her own through Jay’s Shawn Carter…
Mississippi is being hit with a lawsuit—accused of violating the federal law that allowed the state to rejoin the Union after the Civil War—because of what the lawsuit charges is the unequal education that black students receive.
The NAACP Florida State Conference was right. As Bethune-Cookman University graduates loudly booed U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos during her remarks at the school’s commencement ceremony Wednesday morning, university President Edison Jackson threatened to withhold their degrees.
Today is National Teacher Day, and by the time you’re an adult, you’ve probably had at least one teacher who left an indelible mark on your life. I’ve had my fair share of educators in my life, in and out of the classroom, but there’s one who will always stand out.
Adam Bessie is a community college English professor in the San Francisco Bay Area, and father of a son about to enter his local public school. He writes non-fiction comics which have appeared national publications, including The Atlantic, The Boston Globe and Truthout. For more: adambessie.com
America makes it hard enough for a black woman to succeed at the same rate and pace as other people, and when you add to the mix being born blind and deaf to African immigrants, it would seem that the odds for success become nearly impossible. But Haben Girma beat those odds and then some to become the first…
Editor’s note: Once a month, the National Interest column will tackle broader questions about what the country should do to increase educational opportunities for black youths.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is doing her part to help young women when it comes to their education. In honor of the anniversary of her heralded album Lemonade, the singer announced the creation of the Formation Scholars.