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Few Black And Latino Students Were Admitted To New York City's Specialized Schools This Year

It seems New York City’s specialized schools continue to have a problem when it comes to admitting minority students.<p>According to city's Department of Education data released this week, of the 5,096 eighth graders offered a spot to one of New York City’s eight exam-based specialized high schools …

Yes, Schools Do Discriminate Against Students Of Color -- Reports

A so-called school-to-prison pipeline flows from school discipline that lands disproportionately on students with disabilities and students of color, according to a set of reports by 26 experts released on Thursday.<p>African-American students and students with disabilities are suspended at "hugely …

The N'Word as Sculpture

The N'word has been burned into the psyche of black folk in this country not unlike the numbers branded on the bodies of living Jews in concentration camps... and its stigma is equally as indelible. If I were a sculptor, I would create a memorial to all those who have suffered from its poisonous …

Report: Black women are political powerhouse yet remain socially vulnerable

By Nia-Malika Henderson<p>, Reporter<p>While black women in the United States are more vulnerable to health problems and violence than other groups, they’re making strides in education and business ownership, according to a new report released Thursday. What’s more, the report from the Black Women’s …

Adama Paris: Why I started Black Fashion Week - CNN.com

Senegalese fashion designer Adama Amanda Ndiaye is better known by the name of her world renowned label, Adama Paris.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Fashion icon<p>Eye-catching creations<p>Growing force<p>Generating interest<p>A new event<p>Bringing exposure<p>Promoting local talent<p><i>African Voices is a weekly show that highlights</i> …

Make Black History Personal: #1 Civil Rights Case Hits Close to Home

When I took constitutional law in law school, I learned about a controversial civil rights case that went all the way to the United States Supreme …

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Survey Finds Black Men Try Hard But Still Have Difficulty Achieving Educational Success

Filed in Research & Studies on March 21, 2014<p>A new report produced by the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas …

Food-allergy cases double in black kids

Reports of food allergies have nearly doubled among black children during the past two decades, a new study reveals, and health professionals aren't …

Judge Joe Brown Arrested After Court Meltdown

Judge <b>Joe Brown</b> just got a taste of his own medicine -- the former TV judge was arrested after allegedly blowing a gasket at a Memphis juvenile court …

Ralph Ellison on Race and the Power of the Writer in Society: A Rare 1966 Interview

In 1953, celebrated novelist <b>Ralph Ellison</b> (March 1, 1913–April 16, 1994) gave a remarkable National Book Award acceptance speech, arguing for fiction as a soapbox for injustice and a chariot of hope. Thirteen years later, in 1966, he gave a rare interview for the National Education Television, in …

We Can't Stop Staring At Solange, Erykah Badu And Ledisi's Stunning Essence Covers

We literally can't take our eyes off of Essence magazine's May issue. Maybe because the glossy decided to tap three of the most beautiful songstesses and style stars around -- Solange, Erykah Badu and Ledisi-- to grace three separate and super stunning covers. We're talking collector's edition …

Oprah Winfrey Network scores best ratings ever thanks to African-American women

Oprah Winfrey and her TV network were once plagued by poor ratings, but now they have a reason to celebrate.<p>OWN, the first, and so far only, network …

Black beauty endorsed by cosmetic companies: Is it becoming a trend?

Black beauty is a powerful thing.<p>It encompasses the broad range of beauty reflected in women of color from Zoe Saldana to Kelly Rowland.<p>And while …

Debbie Allen Knows There Won't Be Diversity On TV Until We Meld Into One Melting Pot Of A Race

Debbie Allen remembers the segregated water fountains of the 1960s. Growing up in Texas, life was so difficult, she and her family crossed the border into Mexico, so they could live without the binds of American racism. Things come a long way since then, of course, but Allen knows that the tired …

LeBron James Has Strong Words For Clippers Owner Amid Alleged Racist Comments

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James had some strong words for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was allegedly caught on tape making racist comments to his girlfriend. According to an audio recording obtained by TMZ, Sterling told his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, that he doesn't want her to …

Obama's Getting A Chicago High School Named After Him

President Barack Obama will have a new selective enrollment Chicago public high school named after him, his former chief of staff and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday afternoon.<p>Barack Obama College Preparatory High School, Emanuel says, will be built on the city's Near North Side using …

Steve Harvey Gives Advice To Brotha Who Doesn’t Like Wife’s Natural Hair

When a man’s wife decided to let go of the perms and embrace her natural hair, he was so shocked that he took cover from their home.<p>The couple …

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Closing arguments delayed in Apple-Samsung trial

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal court on Monday delayed closing arguments by one day in the patent infringement trial involving Apple and Samsung …

Yahoo announces first two original TV series

Yahoo has announced the first two shows in its line of original TV series that will come to Yahoo Screen, Roku, and Apple TV next year. Both will be 30-minute long comedies spanning eight episodes each.<p>The first is "Other Space" and will be headed up by Paul Feig, creator of "Freaks and Geeks" and …

Netflix Inks Peering Deal With Verizon

Netflix has signed an “interconnect agreement” with Verizon, an agreement similar in nature to the peering deal that it struck with Comcast. The deal will help Netflix get its content onto the ISPs networks.<p>In the travails of net neutrality, this sort of peering agreement is a new frontier. …