Parents ‘On Edge’ After Apparent Noose Found Outside California Elementary School — Atlanta Black Star

Parents in Oakland, California say they’re concerned and a little bit uneasy after a rope resembling a noose was discovered outside a local elementary school on Friday — the second in just three weeks. According to ABC 7, the latest rope was found hanging from the fence of a batting cage on the side of … Continue reading Parents ‘On Edge’ After Apparent Noose Found Outside California Elementary School — Atlanta Black Star

‘No Black People Policy’: California School Officials Investigate Anti-Black Memo Circulated on Social Media — Atlanta Black Star

A California school district is investigating a cruelly racist bulletin seemingly from a Sacramento-area school’s website calling for a sweeping “no black people” policy. At first glance, the message looks like an official post from Rio Americano High School and even has the principal’s signature. However, officials with the San Juan Unified School District confirmed that the … Continue reading ‘No Black People Policy’: California School Officials Investigate Anti-Black Memo Circulated on Social Media — Atlanta Black Star

NYC Passes Curriculum Changes to Better Reflect Schools’ Majority Non-white Population, Outrage Ensues — Atlanta Black Star

New York City schools implemented a curriculum change Wednesday aimed at making school curricula better reflect the populations they serve. The Department of Education said the new framework dubbed Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education will allow teachers to feature more cultures in the classroom and highlight resources written and developed by traditionally marginalized voices. 524 more…NYC Passes … Continue reading NYC Passes Curriculum Changes to Better Reflect Schools’ Majority Non-white Population, Outrage Ensues — Atlanta Black Star

Stanford Student ‘Terrified for Her Life’ After Spotting Noose Near Campus Residence — Atlanta Black Star

Stanford University is investigating reports of a noose found hanging near a campus residence hall, CNN reported. In a statement, the university’s Department of Public Safety said deputies found a white rope, about 3 feet long, suspended from a large bush Friday. The noose, a symbol of racial violence and intimidation against African-Americans, was discovered near a dorm for … Continue reading Stanford Student ‘Terrified for Her Life’ After Spotting Noose Near Campus Residence — Atlanta Black Star

Opinion: Land of the Free Whites, Home of the Brave Blacks

Don’t believe the title of this piece? Let’s take a deeper look to fully understand how the title of this piece is absolutely true. Let’s talk labor. Two-hundred fifty years of free slave labor and another hundred years of Jim Crow created an economy that no other nation on earth could compete with. Let’s talk … Continue reading Opinion: Land of the Free Whites, Home of the Brave Blacks

Clap Your Hands: Pharrell Williams Makes 114 Grads of Harlem High School ‘Happy’ With Guaranteed Internships — The Root

Having the prolific hit-maker Pharrell Williams as their commencement speaker probably seemed like a big enough “get” for the graduating class of Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy. But the ridiculously ageless producer and singer had one welcome surprise for the young graduates: guaranteed internships. “Let me be clear...every member of the 2019 graduating class is … Continue reading Clap Your Hands: Pharrell Williams Makes 114 Grads of Harlem High School ‘Happy’ With Guaranteed Internships — The Root

Virginia School Teacher Brings Clippers to School to Ensure His Fifth-Graders Were Sharp on Graduation Day — Atlanta Black Star

A teacher in Richmond, Virginia, is being praised for his efforts to ensure his students were looking sharp for their big day — fifth-grade graduation. Robert Dunham said he awoke the morning of his students’ annual Moving On ceremony, when they bid adieu to elementary school and set their sights on junior high, with the hunch … Continue reading Virginia School Teacher Brings Clippers to School to Ensure His Fifth-Graders Were Sharp on Graduation Day — Atlanta Black Star