Black, Latino Students Rally in Support of Local Control Funding Formula (Video)

(CBM) – Several Black and Latino student, parents, and educators held a rally in Sacramento in front of the California Department of Education to offer support for the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) July 12. The students are working with Californians for Justice, a statewide organization that organized communities in Oakland for racial justice in […]

‘N’ Sufficient Response: Parents Question School’s Reaction to Online Racial Slur

(CBM)- Editor’s note: CBM did not use the student’s name that has been posted to social media in this story. Parents and students at a Riverside, California high school are outraged over how an area school handled a student’s post on social media. The post displayed another student posing next to a school whiteboard spelling […]

Black Students Graduate From NorCal Leadership Program

DAVIS (CBM) – Saturday, June 3, The Hawk Institute Academy graduated 30 majority African American males from their leadership program at the University of California, Davis. The nonprofit provides leadership after school enrichment programs and guidance for underserved communities.

Voucher proposals expose rift in school choice movement

(AP) – For two decades, a loose-knit group that includes some of the country’s wealthiest people has underwritten the political push for school choice, promoting ballot initiatives and candidates who favor competition for traditional public schools. But when a member of this elite group was elevated to education secretary, the appointment opened a philosophical schism […]

Trump: His support for Black colleges remains ‘unwavering’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Sunday that his support for historically Black colleges and universities remains “unwavering.” Trump sought to clarify an earlier statement that some higher education officials interpreted to mean that he planned to end a capital financing program that helps these institutions repair, renovate and build new facilities. Congressional Black […]

California students suspended for ‘liking’ racist posts sue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California school district suspended a high school student after racist images that included nooses drawn around the necks of a Black student and coach appeared on his social media site. But a federal lawsuit says the district went too far when it also disciplined students who indicated they “liked” the […]

2017 Innovative Summer Camp – Open House

SACRAMENTO – Efforts to expose young people of color to science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and math fields is picking up “steam.” The University of California’s Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources is inviting students, parents, educators, community organizers and program administrators to learn more about its 2017 Innovative Summer Camp. The Open House will be […]

Third Annual Community Read-In Project needs volunteer readers

In an effort to spread the joy of reading, the organizers of the Fourth Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair are hosting a number of community read-in sessions. Organizers are seeking volunteer community readers as they continue their Third Annual Community Read-In Project leading up to the Black Book Fair. Readers are being called on to […]

Tracy students asked to write about Blacks’ “Lower Intellectual Faculties”

(CBM) – Parents, teachers and even the Superintendent are outraged that students were asked to address the sexual appetites of Thomas Jefferson’s slaves. Eighth-grade students in a greater San Francisco Bay Area school system were recently assigned a writing assignment that’s discussion points included a line describing U.S. Founding Father and third President Thomas Jefferson’s […]

President Trump Signs Executive Order on HBCUs

(NNPA) – President Trump signed an executive order to focus more attention on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Tuesday, February 28. Although HBCUs comprise just three percent of higher education institutions in the U.S., “HBCUs contributed 19 percent of the nearly 9 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering awarded to […]