Daily Archives: April 21, 2017

Black Kids Need Black Teachers – Or Do They?

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Black Teacher

No doubt you saw the headlines last week: One read, Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids in School.

Studies have shown repeatedly that black teachers have higher expectations of black children (which is another way of saying that white teachers are racist).

But the study results that splashed across media platforms most recently showed the long-term effects of having a single black teacher in third, fourth, or fifth grade. Low-income black boys in those grades, who were randomly assigned to a black teacher, were found to be 29% more likely to want to go to college and 39% less likely to drop out of high school. The effect was greatest among this group, though most black students were positively affected.

Good News?

On one hand, this is good news. The results indicate that persistent attainment gaps can be narrowed by strategic policy changes. If by having one black teacher in one of those grades a poor black boy begins to think that college is for him and not just for others that may, indeed, be good news.

My concern is that this research could be used in less enlightened ways and that the poorest kids would get black teachers, …read more      

Black Kids Need Black Teachers – Or Do They?

Published by:

Black Teacher

No doubt you saw the headlines last week: One read, Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids in School.

Studies have shown repeatedly that black teachers have higher expectations of black children (which is another way of saying that white teachers are racist).

But the study results that splashed across media platforms most recently showed the long-term effects of having a single black teacher in third, fourth, or fifth grade. Low-income black boys in those grades, who were randomly assigned to a black teacher, were found to be 29% more likely to want to go to college and 39% less likely to drop out of high school. The effect was greatest among this group, though most black students were positively affected.

Good News?

On one hand, this is good news. The results indicate that persistent attainment gaps can be narrowed by strategic policy changes. If by having one black teacher in one of those grades a poor black boy begins to think that college is for him and not just for others that may, indeed, be good news.

My concern is that this research could be used in less enlightened ways and that the poorest kids would get black teachers, <a target="_blank" …read more      

‘Witness Walls’ Marks 1st Civil Rights Public Art In Nashville – NewsChannel5.com

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Metro Arts, along with Mayor Megan Barry, Civil Rights activists, and Hood, unveiled the walls at 2 p.m. Friday. Photos: ‘Witness Walls’ Inspired By Civil Rights History. “The selection of images for the artwork does not seek to highlight key
New Public Sculpture Weaves Together Two Decades of Nashville Civil Rights HistoryWPLN

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Axway: Disclosure of the Total Number of Voting Rights and Shares That Comprise the Share Capital Social as at 21 … – Business Wire (press release)

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Axway: Disclosure of the Total Number of Voting Rights and Shares That Comprise the Share Capital Social as at 21 …
Business Wire (press release)
Axway: Disclosure of the Total Number of Voting Rights and Shares That Comprise the Share Capital Social as at 21 April 2017. April 21, 2017 11:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time. PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: In accordance with Article R …

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‘They pulled the brass knuckles out’ at historic Biloxi civil rights protest – The Sun Herald

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‘They pulled the brass knuckles out’ at historic Biloxi civil rights protest
The Sun Herald
As a choir sang the classic spiritual “Wade in the Water,” about 100 people gathered Thursday to mark the anniversary of the most prominent civil rights demonstrations on the Coast, more than 50 years ago. Black people had not been allowed on most

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Texas Keeps Failing to Convince Federal Courts Its Voting Laws Aren’t Racist – The Atlantic

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Then, all Texan voting laws and many of those across the post-Jim Crow South were still subject to “preclearance,” or oversight by the Department of Justice and federal courts, based on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The political maps were
Yet Again, Court Finds Intentional Racial Discrimination In Texas Voting Rights CaseTPM
Texas has now had 3 racist voting laws effectively struck down since MarchVICE News
The Brief: Another redistricting ruling against TexasTexas Tribune
The RepublicDaytona Times
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John Douglas Thompson Opens Up About ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ and ‘Julius Caesar’

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John Douglas Thompson has been extolled by the New York Times as “one of the most compelling classical stage actors of his generation,” and noted as “the best American actor in Shakespeare, hands down” by James Shapiro, Columbia University scholar and an international leading authority on William Shakespeare. Now, Thompson will star as Caius Cassius in New York’s upcoming Public Theater Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar at the Delacorte Theater in historic Central Park, May 23–June 18. Directed by Oskar Eustis, The Public’s artistic director, this contemporized production of Julius Caesar is the first to be produced in the Park since 2000. In 2005, Thompson played the role of Flavius in Julius Caesar on Broadway alongside star Denzel Washington.

Humbled and often overwhelmed by critical praise, Thompson hopes that the production inspires more people to support and experience the classics of the theater. “If it gets a new audience to come to a classic stage company, or any theater I work at that focuses on the classics, that’s good,” says Thompson. “Ultimately, I want people to come see the work—especially people who look like me to come see …read more      

John Douglas Thompson Opens Up About ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ and ‘Julius Caesar’

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John Douglas Thompson

(Photo Credit: Courtesy of HBO)

John Douglas Thompson has been extolled by the New York Times as “one of the most compelling classical stage actors of his generation,” and noted as “the best American actor in Shakespeare, hands down” by James Shapiro, Columbia University scholar and an international leading authority on William Shakespeare. Now, Thompson will star as Caius Cassius in New York’s upcoming Public Theater Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar at the Delacorte Theater in historic Central Park, May 23–June 18. Directed by Oskar Eustis, The Public’s artistic director, this contemporized production of Julius Caesar is the first to be produced in the Park since 2000. In 2005, Thompson played the role of Flavius in Julius Caesar on Broadway alongside star Denzel Washington.

Humbled and often overwhelmed by critical praise, Thompson hopes that the production inspires more people to support and experience the classics of the theater. “If it gets a new audience to come to a classic stage company, or any theater I work at that focuses on the classics, that’s good,” says Thompson. “Ultimately, I want people to come see the work—especially people who look like me to come see …read …read more      

NATIXIS :Number of shares and voting rights at March 31, 2017 – GlobeNewswire (press release)

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NATIXIS :Number of shares and voting rights at March 31, 2017
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Net total: total number of voting rights attached to the total number of shares – shares without voting rights (treasury stock, etc.) The €5,019,776,380.80 share capital has been registered by a decision of the Chief Executive Officer on March 3, 2017

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