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“The road out of poverty runs by the schoolhouse”  – Former Mississippi Governor William Winter   We could use several of Beyoncé’s most popular song titles to describe the themes for this week’s update: “Irreplaceable,” “Drunk in Love,” “Déjà Vu,” You choose. Ideally, the comparison would end there. Beyoncé is an entertainer who’s paid handsomely...
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Editor’s note: One of the best things about hosting an online platform dedicated to the black girl voice is hearing their voices. When we heard about the adventure Leilani and Gloria Malone were taking around the world, we wanted to travel the globe with Leilani, the self-described Dominican, Mexican girl who loves all things anime,...
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Let me get some important identifiers out of the way: I am a Black, woman educator who makes no qualms about the importance of the education of Black children. I do not apologize or make excuses for my Blackness and the way it shows up as I work alongside white teachers in an educational system...
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Have you ever had so many assignments to complete you decided to take a nap instead? Do you have extra tabs open for Twitter and Facebook when you’re conducting research for that five-page paper that’s due in eight hours? If the answer is “yes,” don’t fret. You’re not alone. When it comes to doing homework,...
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One dreary November morning, when I was in the seventh grade, my classmates and I trekked outside for our daily break in between class change. It was chilly out, but we huddled close together under the breezeway with our overpriced sugary drinks and fried snacks, lamenting over algebra and social studies. A friend of mine...
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