Changing Education Paradigms: Divergent Thinking

The Missing Piece of Film History

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http://sincereignorance.com/2015/02/11/oscar-micheaux-film-industry-more/

Positive Stats Pertaining to Black Men

Earlier this month, an attention-grabbing 30-second video, released by the Mystic Valley Area Branch of the NAACP and featuring Medford High School students, debunked many stereotypes and myths about young black men. But why stop there?

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/02/22/the-positive-numbers-about-black-men/0TcPR1Hhn8Yf0yuVoWZxfJ/story.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000047

Commitment to Young Black Boys Give Great Results

I want to say, DUH; on the flip side I am glad the centuries of damage by purposely created poverty/poor education for Black Americans is having a turn around. A turn around due to commitment and not making excuses, because of the traps set up by society.

Schools in Oakland, California, may have found the key to closing the achievement gap between African-American males and other groups of students, according to a recent report.

In 2010, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) began offering elective courses specifically for its lowest-performing students: African-American males. Several years later, the initiative, known as the Manhood Development Program (MDP), has been successful in narrowing achievement gaps and improving school culture, says the report from Vajra Watson, director of research and policy for equity at the University of California, Davis.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/17/oakland-manhood-development-program_n_6665806.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000047

Grace Bush: World’s Smartest Teen

Sports Channels: Nnamdi Asomugha

Black Durham (Black Wall Street in Durham, NC)

http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/themes/february.html

Great Black Women in American History

Africa Is A Big Continent!

 

Africa is the world’s second largest continent. But it’s not unusual for Americans to classify it as a single entity, ignoring the many cultural, economic and geographic differences between its 47 countries. If three countries in Africa are going through an Ebola epidemic, the other 44 must be too, right?

I also wanted to clarify that the mainland is 43 countries and Africa has 53 countries in total.

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