Archive | September, 2015

How one principal is trying to get more black men into the classroom

27 Sep


Educators and policy wonks of many stripes pretty much agree that U.S. classrooms need more minority teachers.

But how to make that happen?

One Philadelphia principal is trying to do his part by launching a new organization that aims to bring together Philly’s black male educators and provide them with professional support to thrive in their jobs. Read more:


16 Sep

Congresswoman Barbara Lee of Oakland was nominated Tuesday by President Barack Obama to be a U.S. representative to the United Nations. Read more:


Report: Dubose shooting entirely preventable, never should have occurred

12 Sep


An internal investigation into a traffic stop shooting that left a motorist dead and a University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder found that the shooting didn’t have to happen. Read the report here:

TOP 10 HBCU 2015/2016

11 Sep


Here we go again. Here are the top 10 HBCU’s for the 2014 / 2015 school year as picked by US News & World Report. Did your school make the list? Find out here:

Baltimore officials have reached a $6.4 million wrongful death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray

8 Sep

Baltimore officials have reached a $6.4 million wrongful death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray – See more at:


Minority winemakers look to change industry’s stereotypes

6 Sep

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Bertony Faustin didn’t set out to be Oregon’s first black winemaker. He just wanted to make good wine. But the disbelief that often comes when customers realize a black man owns the winery has worn on him. “People are always surprised. Everybody assumes that … I am not the winemaker,” said the 43-year-old, who four years ago opened Abbey Creek Winery about 20 miles northwest of Portland. – See more at:

Why Fox News must destroy #BlackLivesMatter

3 Sep


Fox News has launched an all out propaganda war against the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. The network is trying to blame the recent deaths of police officers on the movement, and trying to make a case that #BlackLivesMatter is putting officers lives at risk by changing the atmosphere in which cops must now work. – See more at: