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Parental Involvement with Young Kids May Help Later Academic Performance

PARENTS.COM 21 Hours Ago by Holly Lebowitz Rossi January 29, 2014 at 8:02 am , by Holly Lebowitz Rossi Parents who are involved in active play with their children during their toddler and preschool years may have better academic performance to look forward to, according to new research by scientists at the University of North … Continue reading

Want to Reach Minorities? They’re on Social Media

by Kellye Whitney on January 24, 2014 · Leave a Comment · in From the Editors Earlier this week the Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Twitter Users’ Diversity Becomes an Ad Selling Point” featuring new data from Pew Research Center. It’s official: Social media is a veritable treasure trove for those who want … Continue reading

A history of the African-American barbershop

MARKETPLACE.ORG 12 Hours Ago by Kai Ryssdal Black-owned barbershops are more than just places to get a shave and a haircut. Their position in American culture is well-known: They’re places to talk about the events of the day, to swap stories — and, according to Vassar College history Professor Quincy Mills, to let African-American men … Continue reading


The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.

Parenting plays key role when african american boys move from preschool to kindergarten

A new study from UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) has found that parenting affects the academic and social performance of African American boys as they move from preschool to kindergarten. “The transition to kindergarten can be challenging for many children due to new expectations, social interactions, and physiological changes,” said Iheoma Iruka, … Continue reading


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VA exam requirements

@DrStevePerry: Asian kids must score at 82%, Whites, 68%, Latino, 52%, Black, 45% & disabled, 33% to pass the VA state exams? For real? C’mon..


@BDTSpelman: “Nobody can go back and make a new start, but we can all start now and make a new end.” Rev. Douglas Carpenter, of Birmingham, AL

We Need Leaders Who Listen and Unite

Leadership is an elusive phenomenon. We laud those who prove capable of leading us, usually through times of change, or through challenging or dangerous times. We even laud those who make us simply look good. And, we disparage those in leadership who fail, even if we were all following or rather, maybe, especially if we … Continue reading

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

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