Education

“Be His Legacy” George Floyd internship at Texas A&M

The George Floyd Memorial Foundation, founded by the family of George Floyd, and the Texas A&M University-Commerce African American Male Mentorship Program (AAMMP) have partnered to create the “Be His Legacy” internship program. Scheduled to launch in January 2021, this two-semester, groundbreaking initiative will provide hands-on equity experience to AAMMP students through community outreach and targeted educational programs. 

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Mother of Ruby Bridges dies at 86

One of the most historic mothers of the Civil Rights Movement, Lucille Bridges, has died at the age of 86, just a few short days after a photo of her daughter, Ruby Bridges, went viral once again.

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Mandela exhibit on display at Houston Holocaust Museum

During times like these, it is especially important to educate your children on the issues of race and the fight for freedom and civil rights, and a stunning and stirring exhibit is currently on display in Houston’s Museum District to help do just that.

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GCCISD votes 4-3 to keep the name of Robert E. Lee on high school in Baytown

The Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District's school board heard 51 speakers in a contentious meeting in which the vote to keep the name Robert E. Lee on the high school was almost tabled entirely by the president of the board, Jessica Woods, in favor of creating a committee to “investigate the possible renaming of current educational and auxiliary campuses.”

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Teachers protest to save their lives in the face of the pandemic

Teachers say they are literally "fighting for their lives" as they protest around the country to stay out of the classrooms during this COVID-19 pandemic. As students are already contracting the disease, many teachers feel they are sitting ducks, fearing exposure from the students they are designated to educate.

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Helping kids bridge the digital divide during COVID-19

As students prepare to head back to school, some families are concerned they will not have the technology needed to help their children succeed in virtual or distance learning. Specifically, in the African American community, many students have not engaged as much in the virtual learning landscape, as we have relied on brick-and-mortar institutions.

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