Portrait of Black school founders: a survey of Black education entrepreneurs and how they are demystifying education freedom

By Denisha Allen In mainstream media, school choice is often framed as taking money away from public schools or being elite, White, and only a conservative policy issue. Yet Black school founders’ very existence directly debunks these common myths. My own experience does, too. That’s why I founded Black Minds Matter, a national movement to


Centering education in the reparations conversation

By Maya Pottiger, Word in Black We are in an era where the discourse on reparations travels along a number of crucial pathways.  It meanders through the history of housing discrimination and inequities in home loan approvals. It acknowledges the haunting reality of police brutality and violence towards Black bodies. “Those are clearly grounds and


Mayor Brandon Scott announces James Wallace, 33-year fire department veteran, as the new Baltimore City fire chief

By Khira Moore AFRO Intern Baltimore City Fire Department officials joined Mayor Brandon Scott as he nominated James Wallace, acting director of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, as the new fire chief.  Wallace began his career as a medical paramedic before switching to firefighter-paramedics. He’s gained experience in several levels of leadership, even serving


Blue Star Families, Howard University, and The Chamberlain Project Recognize 75th Anniversary of Military Desegregation

By Howard University Blue Star Families (BSF) in partnership with Howard University and The Chamberlain Project, hosted a panel symposium titled “Freedom to Serve: Integrating the Armed Services,” on July 26.  The event wove together the expertise, data, and action of Blue Star Families’ Campaign for Inclusion with Howard University’s deep history of military service