Racism

Another HBCU in Jeopardy: South Carolina State University May Close
By February 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Another HBCU in Jeopardy: South Carolina State University May Close

Another HBCU in Jeopardy: South Carolina State University May Close A panel of The South Carolina House of Representatives’ Ways and Higher Education Means Committee submitted a proposal to suspend  operations at South Carolina State University (SCSU) for some two years (from July, 2015 to the of Fall, 2017).  The panel’s proposal recommended that the […]

Writing History by Righting History
By February 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Writing History by Righting History

  The state of South Carolina (S.C.) has a history of trying to correct its civil rights wrongs. For example, a Democrat and a Republican governor have apologized for the 1968 incident in which state troopers fired on black student protesters and killed three persons at South Carolina State University.Rectification continues as convictions against nine […]

Greatest Threat to Democracy: Police Violence Against Black Men?
By October 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Greatest Threat to Democracy: Police Violence Against Black Men?

According to Philly.com police violence and murders of mainly Black men is the greatest threat to American democracy. Certain events lend credence to this declaration. Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida by a neighborhood watchman. John Crawford was gunned down by local police in an Ohio Wal-Mart for holding a BB gun. Michael […]

Video Shows Unarmed Man Gunned Down in Walmart
By September 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Video Shows Unarmed Man Gunned Down in Walmart

On August 5, 2014, police shot an unarmed man, 22 year old John Crawford III, in a Walmart in Dayton, Ohio. Recently released video footage shows the moment police killed him. A 911 call reported on August 5 that a black man was roaming Walmart waving what appeared to be a rifle. After the shooting […]

New Report Shows Bias Blocks Black Girls Success
By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

New Report Shows Bias Blocks Black Girls Success

Race and gender disparities in opportunity and academic achievement lead to high dropout rates, limited job opportunities, and increased risk of poverty     (Washington, D.C.)  A comprehensive report released today by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) reveals that African American girls are faring worse […]