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Power To Parents!!

For many years during and after slavery the first priority of African American parents was making sure their children stayed alive.  This gave rise to the attitudes that “Children should be seen and not heard” and “Spare the rod –     Spoil the child”. These survival practices are still being used today.  Having survived to some […]readmore

Much Parent Education Work To Be Done Re: Myth Of

By: S.E. Anderson Ed Activist Folks, Just a note to say that I attended our little counter charter school rally this morning. By “our” I mean the Coalition for Public Education. It appeared that no other progressive education activist group was in attendance to point out the fact that by law, charter schools are supposed […]readmore

Young Black Men Hit Hardest in Recession

Community Service Society Report Only one in four young black men in New York City has a job, according to a report released by the Community Service Society of New York. The report, “Unemployment in New York City During the Recession and Early Recovery: Young Black Men Hit the Hardest,” illustrates that some demographic groups […]readmore

What State Budget Cuts Mean to the Children of New

March 7, 2011 To the Governor of the State of New York The New York State Assembly The New York State Senate The Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDF-NY) is extremely concerned about the impact the Governor’s Executive Budget proposal will have on the children of New York. The Executive Budget proposal for SFY […]readmore

The Parent's Notebook

SANKOFA The Education Debacle continues to teach.  This current attack on teachers regardless of the tactic used amounts to elimination of rights and concentration of power.  In New York City the catchphrase is “Merit not Seniority”.  The million dollar question is “Who or what defines merit?”  Considering past evidence, I’d say it would be Mayor […]readmore

A Crisis in Leadership at Medgar Evers College

“I was not brought here to lead a black institution.  I was brought here to lead a public institution and to raise the bar.” These are the words uttered by the current President of Medgar Evers College Dr. William Pollard at a meeting of the Medgar Evers College Community Council, and therein lies a fundamental […]readmore

Toward the Student-Centered College

2010 marks 40 years since the founding  of Medgar Evers College in 1970.  Under the leadership of Edison O. Jackson, the school has created nationally known centers such as the Center for Law and Social Justice, the Caribbean Research Center, the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, the Ella Baker/Charles Romain Child Care Center, the […]readmore

Building a New Africa With its Soil and People

    The new Africa starts here: how to make the people prosper.  If Africa is to thrive, a revolution in thinking is needed — and it must begin out in the farmers’ fields.       By Wangari Maathai       The Times (London)       June 6, 2009       Not long ago I was in Yaoundé, Cameroon, […]readmore