Articles & Research

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THE LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME SECTION

To Tell The Truth….About Racism in Education– By: James E. Ford https://educationpost.org/we-need-to-start-telling-the-truth-about-white-supremacy-in-our-schools/

‘Lies My Teacher Told Me,’ And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon — By: Anya Kamenetz https://www.npr.org/2018/08/09/634991713/lies-my-teacher-told-me-and-how-american-history-can-be-used-as-a-weapon

Diversity in Schools Must Include Curriculum –Samantha Washington https://tcf.org/content/commentary/diversity-schools-must-include-curriculum/?agreed=1

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THE BLACK GRADE SCHOOL TEACHERS SECTION

Black Students Who Have One Black Teacher Are More Likely to go College — By: Jill Rosen https://hub.jhu.edu/2018/11/12/black-students-black-teachers-college-gap/

The Burden of Being a Black School Teacher in America — By: Emily Deruy https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/11/the-challenge-of-teaching-while-black/506672/  

How Racism Affects Minority Students in Public Schools — Nadra Kareem Nittle https://tcf.org/content/commentary/diversity-schools-must-include-curriculum/?agreed=1

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THE NEGRO DIALECT SECTION

Speaking Black Dialect in Courtrooms Can Have Striking Consequences — By: John Eligon https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/us/black-dialect-courtrooms.html 

Harry Reid’s ‘Negro’ Comment — By: Max Fisher https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/01/harry-reid-s-negro-comment/347035/

How Racism Affects Minority Students in Public Schools — By: Nadra Kareem Nittle https://tcf.org/content/commentary/diversity-schools-must-include-curriculum/?agreed=1

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THE CHARTER VS PUBLIC SCHOOLS SECTION

Public vs Private vs Charter Schools  — By: Psyche Pascual https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/public-private-charter-schools/https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/us/black-dialect-courtrooms.html 

Charter Schools Are Not Public Schools — By: Peter Greene https://www.forbes.com/sites/petergreene/2019/02/02/charter-schools-are-not-public-schools/#3fc2dc046832

Five Reasons Why Independent Charters Outperform In-District Autonomous Schools — By: Emily Langhorne https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilylanghorne/2018/08/23/five-reasons-why-independent-charters-outperform-in-district-autonomous-schools/#656086d7759d

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THE HBCU & PWI SECTION

Why Choosing Not To Attend an HBCU Doesn’t Define Your Blackness — By: Fresh U https://www.teenvogue.com/story/hbcus-and-pwis-does-not-define-blackness

Viewpoint: HBCU vs PWI Debate Misses the Real Point of Higher Education — By: Jaleesa Jones https://www.usatoday.com/story/college/2014/06/01/viewpoint-hbcu-vs-pwi-debate-misses-the-real-point-of-higher-education/37391543/

HBCU vs PWI: A Different Perspective — By: Amber Nicole https://www.theodysseyonline.com/hbcu-pwi-different-perspective

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THE TV IMAGERY/HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE SECTION

When the Media Misrepresents Black Men, the Effects are Felt in the Real World– By: Leigh Donaldson https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/12/media-misrepresents-black-men-effects-felt-real-world 

In Movies and on TV, Racism Made Plain— By: Wesley Morris https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/arts/television/white-hot-supremacist-summer.html

Fictional Police Brutality, Real Emotional Toll— By: Aisha Harris https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/movies/police-shootings-blindspotting-detroit.html

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THE TRAP MUSIC SECTION

What Influence and Effects Does Rap Music Have on Teens Today?— By: Nakia Jackson https://www.livestrong.com/article/1005065-influence-effects-rap-music-teens-today/ 

 The Truth About Rap Music— By: Eugene Slaven https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2013/08/the_truth_about_rap_music.html

The Healing Power of Hip Hop— By: Alexander Crooke & Raphael Travis Jr. http://theconversation.com/the-healing-power-of-hip-hop-81556 

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THE SPORTS EXPLOITATION SECTION

For Black Athletes, Wealth Doesn’t Equal Freedom— By: Leah Wright-Rigueur https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/column-black-athletes-wealth-doesnt-equal-freedom  

When White Sports Fans Turn on Black Athletes— By: Samuel J. Freedman https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/05/white-sports-fans-nfl-black-athletes-race-protest

Dangerous Stereotypes Stalk Black College Athletes— By: Joseph Cooper https://theconversation.com/dangerous-stereotypes-stalk-black-college-athletes-101655

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THE JUSTICE OR JUST US SECTION

No Justice, No Peace… Ever – http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2013/09/no_justice_no_peace_ever.html

The Top 10 Most Startling Facts About People of Color and Criminal Justice in the United States: A Look at the Racial Disparities Inherent in Our Nation’s Criminal-Justice System –  https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/race/news/2012/03/13/11351/the-top-10-most-startling-facts-about-people-of-color-and-criminal-justice-in-the-united-states/

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THE DO NOT PASS GO SECTION

Thinking About Prison and its Impact in the Twenty-First Century – http://www.sentencingproject.org/doc/publications/inc_osu_reckless.pdf

 Jail a hidden toll on city’s blacks: Study examines impact of imprisonment on 3 communities – http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/11/26/incarceration-creating-social-and-economic-crisis-boston-black-community-study-finds/Rozdhp4Babhsfg5NC1933I/story.html

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THE OJ EFFECT SECTION

White people believe the justice system is color blind. Black people really don’t – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/07/22/white-people-believe-the-justice-system-is-color-blind-black-people-really-dont/

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THE BLACK ON BLACK CRIME SECTION

Exaggeration of Black-on-Black Crime Ignores Much of the United States’ Criminality – http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28559-the-distorted-exaggeration-of-black-on-black-crime-ignores-much-of-america-s-criminality

New Data: It’s Still about Black-on-Black Crime Share – http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/394489/new-data-its-still-about-black-black-crime-heather-mac-donald

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THE BLACK PH(F)AT SECTION

Black Women Are Not (Rated) Less Attractive! Our Independent Analysis of the Add Health Dataset –http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/beautiful-minds/201105/black-women-are-not-rated-less-attractive-our-independent-analysis-the-a

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THE SLAVE FOOD SECTION

Food, Identity, and African-American Women With Type 2 Diabetes: An Anthropological Perspective – http://spectrum.diabetesjournals.org/content/16/3/160.full

Neither Soul Food, Nor “Slave Food,” Made You Fat | A Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss<http://blackgirlsguidetoweightloss.com/debunking-the-myths/neither-soul-food-nor-slave-food-made-you-fat/> http://blackgirlsguidetoweightloss.com/debunking-the-myths/neither-soul-food-nor-slave-food-made-you-fat/

The Truth About Soul Food – http://www.oprah.com/food/The-Origin-of-Soul-Food-African-American-Cooking_1

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THE SEXPLOITATION SECTION

NYC: More Black Babies Killed by Abortion Than Born – http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/nyc-more-black-babies-killed-abortion-born

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets – http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/05/23/us-teen-birth-rate-plummets-report

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THE HEALTH DON’T CARE SECTION

Why 7 Deadly Diseases Strike Blacks Most – http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/features/why-7-deadly-diseases-strike-blacks-most

Weight loss harder for black women than white women – http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/weight-loss-harder-black-women-article-1.1558723

Black Health Rx: Finding A Cure For America’s Health Disparities – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/23/black-health_n_3633248.html

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THE STEREOTYPE SECTION

Black Men Quietly Combating Stereotypes –

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/01/AR2006070100462.html

African Americans and Pathological Stereotypes –

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/colorblind/201112/african-americans-and-pathological-stereotypes

Honey Boo Boo? Honey, Please – http://www.theroot.com/views/honey-boo-boo-child

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THE ACTING BLACK SECTION

What is ‘acting black’ – http://www.examiner.com/article/what-is-acting-black

“Acting White” or Just Acting Rationally? –

http://insight.kellogg.northwestern.edu/article/acting_white_or_just_acting_rationally

Race-acting: The varied and complex affirmative meaning of “acting Black” for African-American adolescents –

http://cap.sagepub.com/content/19/1/95.abstract

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THE GOOD HAIRITAGE SECTION

‘Cute’ to be So Dark – http://www.multiculturalfamilia.com/2011/06/20/cute-to-be-so-dark/

Intraracial Division and Black History – http://blackhistorysite.net/article1006.html

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THE MASK SECTION

The ‘Masks’ of Dunbar and Chesnutt – http://ayjw.org/articles.php?id=676074

We Wear the Mask: The Debt We Pay for Racial Residential Segregation –

http://diversity.berkeley.edu/we-wear-mask-debt-we-pay-racial-residential-segregation

He Wears the Mask – http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/opinion/coates-he-wears-the-mask.html?_r=0

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THE WHY SHOULD I VOTE SECTION

The Black Vote is Still President Obama’s Trump Card, But Only if the Numbers Are There –

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/earl-ofari-hutchinson/obama-2012-black-vote_b_1146010.html

Political Scandals Impacting Md. Politics –

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2011/12/07/after-conviction-schurick-faces-prison-time-in-robocalls-case/

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THE 1st BLACK PRESIDENT SECTION

President Obama To Black Supports: ‘We’ll Get Through These Tough Times’ –  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/09/president-obama-to-blacks_n_1084746.html

President Obama Courting Black People Again –

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/president-obama-courting-black-people-again/2011/09/25/gIQAXPTCxK_story.html

Santorum in Iowa: ‘We Won’t Make Black Peoples Lives Better With Welfare’ –

http://www.thegrio.com/politics/santorum-in-iowa-wont-make-black-peoples-lives-better-with-welfare.php

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THE BLACK REPUBLICANS SECTION

Herman Cain’s Other Problem: African Americans – http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/1117/Herman-Cain-s-other-problem-African-Americans

Blacks Still ‘Played’ and Controlled by Tired Old Democrat Paradigms – http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/blacks_still_played_and_controlled_by_tired_old_democrat_paradigms.html 

The REAL History of Blacks, Republicans, and Democrats – in BIZARRO WORLD –

http://technorati.com/politics/article/the-real-history-of-blacks-republicans/

http://technorati.com/politics/article/the-real-history-of-blacks-republicans/page-2/

http://technorati.com/politics/article/the-real-history-of-blacks-republicans/page-3/

http://technorati.com/politics/article/the-real-history-of-blacks-republicans/page-4/

http://technorati.com/politics/article/the-real-history-of-blacks-republicans/page-5/

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THE BLACK LEADERS SECTION

New Black Leaders, New Challenges –

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20111002/EDIT03/110020314/New-black-leaders-new-challenges

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THE DRUG EPIDEMIC SECTION

Race and The Drug War –http://www.drugpolicy.org/communities/race/

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THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS SECTION

Grant Hill’s Response To Jalen Rose http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/grant-hills-response-to-jalen-rose/

African American Middle Class Eroding As Unemployment Rate Soars’:

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THE BLACK CHURCH SECTION

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PARENTING SECTION

Why Chinese Mothers are Superior –http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704111504576059713528698754.html

Grant Hill’s Response To Jalen Rose –http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/grant-hills-response-to-jalen-rose/

TIME – Pew Research Center Poll: Part I –
http://www.time.com/time/interactive/0,31813,2031965,00.html?artId=2031965?contType=interactive?chn=us

TIME – Pew Research Center Poll: Part II –
http://www.time.com/time/interactive/0,31813,2031973,00.html?artId=2031973?contType=interactive?chn=us

TIME – Pew Research Center Poll: Part III –
http://www.time.com/time/interactive/0,31813,2031974,00.html?artId=2031974?contType=interactive?chn=us

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