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 […]

Sacramento State Career Center hosts a Educator Recruitment Expo

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to help address California’s teacher shortage, the Sacramento State Career Center hosts a Educator Recruitment Expo on Tuesday, February 7. The event is scheduled to run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom, Sacramento State, 6000 J Street. More than 100 local and regional school districts […]

Family Outraged At Teacher’s Lynching Comment

(FOLSOM) – The family of a local teen has filed a formal complaint with his school after a teacher’s controversial comment about lynching. Tyler McIntyre, an eighth grade student at Folsom’s Sutter Middle School, says that on November 2, his American History class was collectively grading a test they’d taken on the U.S. Constitution. One […]

San Francisco teachers union offers Trump lesson plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s public schools have been offered a classroom lesson plan that calls President-elect Donald Trump a racist, sexist man who became president “by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base.” The union that represents city teachers posted the plan on its website and distributed it via an email newsletter […]

NCAA: Graduation rates up for black men’s basketball players

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The NCAA announced Tuesday that 77 percent of black men’s Division I basketball players who entered college in 2009 earned a degree within six years, up five points from a year earlier and a record high. That improvement helped the overall Graduation Success Rate match last year’s record of 86 […]

LARRY LEE: NAACP Should Support Good Educational Models

OPINION – While the nation struggles with the seeming attack on Black men by law enforcement, it is important to recognize the value that a good education can have on the lives of people of all backgrounds. So when there are successful education models that improve the educational trajectory of Black students, it is critical […]