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UC Academics Picket Campuses in the Largest Strike of the Year

By Maxim Elramsisy, California Black Media Around 48,000 academic workers at all 10 University of California (UC) campuses went on strike Nov.14, shutting down classrooms...

What is Afrofuturism? An English Professor Explains

By Julian C. Chambliss, Michigan State University The new sci-fi musical “Neptune Frost,” set in a Rwandan village constructed with computer parts, tells the story...

George Floyd Fund Has Awarded Over $50,000 in Scholarships

Associated Press A fund set up to honor George Floyd and raise awareness about racial injustice said Monday that it has awarded more than $50,000...

In First Act of New Congress, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Introduces Reparations Bill

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent With the start of the 117th Congress this week, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), a senior...

While Some Minority Students and Teachers Thrive in Distant Learning, Others Struggle Daily

“There’s a bunch of research about the value add of Black teachers in school. It turns out that Black teachers help all students to perform better,” says Sekou Biddle, the Vice President of Advocacy and Student Professional Development Programs at the United Negro College Fund. “White students perform better too. When Black people do well, everyone does well. The problem is that when others do well without us doing well, they leave us behind,” concluded Biddle, who leads advocacy efforts to ensure that more African American students will be college-ready and better prepared to enroll in and complete college.