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By Andre Ash, Word in Black Miguel Cardona, secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, wrote an opinion column in the Tampa Bay Times, calling to “enrich public schools, not ban books and topics.” Secretary Cardona laid out a number of ideas for how to proceed with the evolution of public education as how and […]

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education holds special relevance for Alix Guerrier, the CEO of DonorsChoose, the nonprofit providing a trusted classroom crowdfunding platform for teachers. His personal experience as a former STEM student and primary school STEM teacher animates his concern about the dire shortage of Black STEM educators. A recent Donors Choose […]

Part of the Series The Public Intellectual The relentless state-based attacks on Black people in the U.S. and the war being waged against public and higher education are not unrelated. In the present political and ideological climate, far right political leaders, such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Sen. J.D. […]

Miguel Cardona, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, wrote an opinion column in the Tampa Bay Times, calling to “enrich public schools, not ban books and topics”.   Secretary Cardona laid out a number of ideas for how to proceed with the evolution of public education as how and what students are taught has […]

Miguel Cardona, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, wrote an opinion column in the Tampa Bay Times, calling to “enrich public schools, not ban books and topics”.   Secretary Cardona laid out a number of ideas for how to proceed with the evolution of public education as how and what students are taught has […]

“The history of slavery is a history of suffering and barbarity that shows humanity at its worst,” he said.  “But it is also a history of awe-inspiring courage that shows human beings at their best – starting with enslaved people who rose up against impossible odds and extending to the abolitionists who spoke out against […]

HBCU-Graduation Day (BlackPast.org) Over a century before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 opened colleges and universities to all students, public and private colleges were established in the United States to meet the educational needs of African Americans. These institutions, now called Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), provided African Americans with access to education […]

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published June 29, 2020 in the wake of the protests following the death of George Floyd and has been republished for Black History Month. The history of African Americans begins on the African continent where diverse empires thrived for thousands of years and traded gold, ivory and salt with […]

FOR PLANNING PURPOSESMarch 16, 2023Contact: Jonah Bryson, jbryson@naacpnet.org ORLANDO, FL –  Through a partnership with AFT’s Reading Opens the World program, the NAACP will be distributing 10,000 books, many of which are banned titles, in 25 predominantly Black communities across the state, encouraging NAACP Branches and Youth Councils to start community libraries with the donations.  […]

Economic status is not etched in stone. The loss of a job or an unexpected illness may push a middle-class family down a notch on the economic ladder. But fortunes can improve, too, with a graduation from college or marriage to an earning partner lifting a lower-income adult into the middle class. In the United […]


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