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Brookhaven Academy, in Mississippi, is a “non-sectarian school based on Christian principles” with a footbridge spanning a stream in its “outdoor classroom” and an impressive carved wooden cougar greeting visitors at its front door. The dining hall serves rib sandwiches and hushpuppies; parents purchase school…

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In the new film Green Book, Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen play a black musical genius and the hard-nosed Italian he hires to drive him through the Jim Crow south on a concert tour.

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Throughout American history, black people were often buried separately from whites, due to racist practices that dictated segregation even in death, and often in unmarked graves with few records to document their burials. Now, local officials say the the remains of dozens of people uncovered at a construction site outside Houston are likely those of […]

The post Construction workers unearth remains of black laborers buried in segregated graves appeared first on theGrio.

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Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968. Since that time, much has been written and said about this “drum major for justice.” In my view, there seems to be a conscious or unconscious process at work to create a sanitized notion of this great man. We hear a lot about the power of […]

The post To truly honor Dr. King, teachers must fight for justice beyond the schoolhouse doors for their poor black students appeared first on theGrio.

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It’s probably safe to say California Rep. Barbara Lee isn’t a big fan of Betsy DeVos. Tuesday, Lee slammed the Education Secretary for what she alleges is a lack of concern for the civil liberties of students of color. READ MORE: Betsy DeVos sorry for not condemning racism when speaking to HBCUs DeVos was specifically called out […]

The post Rep. Barbara Lee blasts Betsy DeVos for her attitude toward racial disparities in schools appeared first on theGrio.

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he’s open to paying as much as $100 million to […]

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The Creation of Orange Mound  In 1890, white developer E. E. Meacham purchased land from the Deaderick […]

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His Early Life Booker T. Washington (April 5, 1856-Nov. 14, 1915) is known for creating […]

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Black Newspapers’ Coverage of Black Soldiers’ Mistreatment Considered War Crime During World War II, the Black […]

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An unsettling majority of Black children born into middle-class families will drop down into a […]

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