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Director Steve McQueen Floored That 20% of Black Kids View Race as an Obstacle

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Americans have such a long and muddled history with racism that we sometimes forget that racism isn’t intrinsic to the U.S. Even though racists in America have willfully marginalized blacks, America is certainly not the only area of the world where blacks face discrimination. A recent study on how British children feel about their plight was so troubling that film director Steve McQueen sounded the alarm. The Guardian reports that…

Malcolm X says that building black business protects from racism

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In this speech, Malcolm X talks about black business. Malcolm says that black children must be taught the importance of supporting black business.   He also says that black people must be taught about the importance of going into business for themselves. By opening businesses of our own, Malcolm reminds black people that we would then have the ability to create employment for ourselves. He says that once you can create…

Swimming Pools Have Become a Threαt to Black Kids

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A new study shows that black kids are still drowning at alarmingly high rates when compared to other children. Researchers say this means that black youth aren’t learning to swim and it’s having disastrous effects. Researchers found that black children aged 5 to 19 dιed at a rate 5 times that of white kids of the same age. Dr. Julie Gilchrist of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lead…

Kamara Taylor: What Did Brown Vs. Board of Education Really Do For Black Children?

Kamara Taylor: What Did Brown Vs. Board of Education Really Do For Black Children?

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By: Kamara Taylor The Economic Resurrection of Brown v. Board of Education The idea that the legislative landmark of Brown v. Board helped to end school segregation can be looked at as another ploy to manipulate minds into the old Negro way of thinking.  Theoretically, schools were integrated as Blacks were allowed to attend school with White counterparts.  But economic disparities quickly changed this form of integration. The idea that…

72 Percent of African-American Children Come From Single Parent Homes

72 Percent of African-American Children Come From Single Parent Homes

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A staggering number of African-American children are raised in single parent homes, compared to the rest of America, and the rest of the world. A study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that 25.8 percent of American children are raised by a single parent, a number high above the 14.9 percent average seen in the other 26 countries surveyed. Among African-Americans the rate nearly tripled, with…

Black Pastor Backs Gingrich And Says ‘blacks should be sent back to plantation’

Black Pastor Backs Gingrich And Says ‘blacks should be sent back to plantation’

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    A conservative black preacher has backed Newt Gringrich after the Republican presidential candidate came under fire for saying poor black children should work as janitors. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, who founded a Tea Party organization in South Central L.A, says that Gingrich was 100 per cent correct that blacks lack work ethic and that his own solution was to ‘send them back to the plantation’. ‘One of the…

How Do You Deal with Your Child’s Teacher Without Being Confrontational? A School Teacher Tells All

How Do You Deal with Your Child’s Teacher Without Being Confrontational? A School Teacher Tells All

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    In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with Miranda Kincaid, a 7th grade English teacher in Starkville, Mississippi. The conversation centers around ways to speak to your child’s teacher in a manner that is both direct and productive.  Hearing from a teacher in the system can make it easier for you and your child to navigate a confusing and difficult educational system.  Click the image to watch the…

Homeless Children Are Victims of the Recession

Homeless Children Are Victims of the Recession

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    On Tuesday, the National Center on Family Homelessness issued a ranked state-by-state report on child homelessness. The report, entitled “America’s Youngest Outcasts”, says that one in every 45 children in the United States is homeless.”Our purpose in crafting this report…is to make these invisible children visible to the country,” said John Kellogg, Vice President of the National Center.Several states with large African-American populations like Alabama and Mississippi are…

Professor Christopher Emdin: Why Are So Many Kids Being Arrested in Public School?

Professor Christopher Emdin: Why Are So Many Kids Being Arrested in Public School?

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    by Professor Christopher Emdin, Columbia University A few days ago, the New York State Civil Liberties Union released a report that raised attention to the racial disparities of NYC school arrests. In the first report of its kind, focusing on summer school months, the report mentions that the NYPD arrested and gave summonses to more than one student a day in the public school system. Over 90 percent…

cost of raising a chid goes up

Whoa: Avg Cost of Raising a Child Rises to $226,000

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The United States Department of Agriculture just released a report letting Americans know that it is more expensive than ever to raise a child.  The report found that middle-income families can expect to dole out $226,920 per child to get the little one safely into adulthood. The costs factored in are food, shelter, and other things the child needs to survive until the age of 18.  If you raise a…