Don’t stop others from having school vouchers just because you don’t want one

Those damn vouchers. It’s the one education issue that departs me from the company of fellow school choice advocates. They’re with me on charter schools, but go ghost on publicly funded private school tuition. The “I-don’t-think-public-money-should-go-to-private-schools” contingent is legion. They are absolute. And, in my opinion, they are in direct violation of their own progressiveness. …

1967: Kenneth Clark Answers Questions on Plans for the Civil Rights Movement

From WNYC: “It is 1967, and Clark has just returned from a “secret meeting” of Martin Luther King, Whitney Young, and other black leaders that was held in Suffern, New York. Reporters are anxious to learn what was discussed in this attempt to “reinvigorate” the Civil Rights movement. Since it was an ostensibly secret meeting …

How the government redlined black skin and created inequality

Otherwise celebrated for making homeownership accessible to white people by guaranteeing their loans, the FHA explicitly refused to back loans to black people or even other people who lived near black people. - The Atlantic, 2014   The video above illustrates the systemic way government programs served to under-capitalize black Americans by excluding them from …

After several days of mourning, The Revolution has an announcement

In a brief post on Facebook Prince’s former drummer Bobby Z thanks his fans for their support, and in an accompanying video he is joined by members of The Revolution – Wendy, Lisa, Mark Brown, and Dr. Matt Fink – to make special announcement. First, he says: I will miss my Best Friend eternally… The …