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Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negro

“Philosophers have long conceded, however, that every man has two educators: ‘that which is given to him, and the other that which he gives himself. Of the two kinds the latter is by far the more desirable. Indeed all that is most worthy in man he must work out and conquer for himself. It is … Continue reading

Carter G. Woodson

“If you can control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept … Continue reading

Matrix Leadership

By Dr. Bill Donahue Research from the Hay Group has long focused on leadership competencies – in both for profit and non-profit settings. Whether leading a church, a company, a private school, or hospital, you are likely to need matrix-type leadership skills. That’s because all these settings have 2 things in common: Specific leadership responsibilities … Continue reading

Low achievement imperils black students in L.A., report says

African American students in Los Angeles County demonstrate significant learning gaps by second grade, which widen with age and lead to the highest school dropout rate among all races, according to a new report released Monday. Black students are far less likely to take the rigorous college preparatory classes required for admission to California universities … Continue reading

Alan Locke, the first black Rhodes Scholar

By: Charles Molesworth Posted: February 23, 2013 at 12:08 AM Author Alain Locke, the first black Rhodes scholar, launched a creative revolution. (The Root) — Alain Locke was born in 1885 in Philadelphia to freeborn blacks; his mother was a devoted schoolteacher, and his father a civil servant from Washington, D.C. The couple saw to … Continue reading

Personal mastery 5: Leadership

MARTINAMCGOWAN.COM 12 Hours Ago Personal mastery 5: Leadership [[Umair]] by Martina McGowan Personal Mastery And Leadership It is also a responsibility of a leader to be a role model. How can leaders be great role models? Personal mastery can help individuals be a better person and also help leaders become role models. According to Peter … Continue reading

Teachers Can’t Get No Satisfaction, Says Survey

As school districts continued to cut budgets, increase class sizes, and implement teacher performance evaluations, teachers’ job satisfaction plummeted in 2012, reaching an all-time low, according to a survey released Thursday. “We’ve seen a continuous decline in teacher satisfaction,” said Dana Markow, vice president of youth and education research for pollster Harris Interactive, which conducted … Continue reading

The Death Of Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson

By Victor Trammell When young black people of today’s generation hear from their elders that people sacrificed their lives for them to inherit the racial progress they see today, some of them don’t realize it. I heard the same words from my elders when I was younger. For me, the words resonated a half-truth. I believe whole-heartedly that the life … Continue reading

Mississippi finally ratifies the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery by Jim Galloway

Over at the Emory U. section of the Internet, university President James Wagner wants everyone to know that he thinks the three-fifths compromise reached by the original writers of the U.S. Constitution was “repugnant.” But as usual, Mississippi has us beat when it comes to history lessons. One hundred and forty-seven years later, that state … Continue reading

N.C.A.A. Ousts Julie Roe Lach as Vice President of Enforcement

The N.C.A.A. ousted its chief enforcement officer Monday in the wake of a report detailing missteps in the organization’s handling of a high-profile investigation of the University of Miami. A.J. Mast for The New York Times Mark Emmert, the N.C.A.A. president, called Julie Roe Lach perfect for the job of chief enforcement officer when he … Continue reading

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