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Black Self-Sabotage

Walter E. Williams, The educational achievement of white youngsters is nothing to write home about, but that achieved by blacks is nothing less than disgraceful. Let’s look at a recent example of an educational outcome all too common. In 2016, in 13 of Baltimore’s 39 high schools, not a single student scored proficient on the

Betsy DeVos booed during graduation address in Florida

Boos, catcalls and the turning of backs welcomed the commencement speaker at Wednesday’s Bethune-Cookman University graduation ceremony. For 20 minutes, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s most opposed cabinet secretary nominee during confirmation hearings, endured jeers from the graduates and interruptions from the university president to calm down the crowd. At one point, President

On Capitol Hill, Sessions faces a racially-motivated, political lynch mob

Todd Starnes, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general is facing nothing short of a racially-motivated, political lynch mob on Capitol Hill. Prior to his confirmation hearing, two men dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes shouting in Southern accents were removed from the hearing room. The incident set the stage for what will no doubt

Trump picks for attorney general, DHS kick off week of confirmation hearings

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees to lead the departments of Justice and Homeland Security will appear before Senate commitees Tuesday to kick off what is likely to be a contentious confirmation process. Top transition officials, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., are citing a potential double standard as some Democratic lawmakers seek a delay

Trump’s Cabinet nominees get their day before Senate, as partisan wrangling intensifies

Confirmation hearings begin this week on Capitol Hill for Alabama Sen. Jeff Session as U.S. attorney general and other Cabinet picks from President-elect Donald Trump — amid increasing partisan threats about derailing nominees and calls to keep politics out of the process. The most recent exchange began Saturday when Democrats called for a delay in

Police end NAACP sit-in against nominee for attorney general

MONTGOMERY, Ala. –  The national president of the NAACP and five others were arrested after staging a sit-in Tuesday at the Alabama office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, the nominee for U.S. attorney general, the civil rights group said. The organization held the demonstration to protest Sessions’ nomination by President-elect Donald Trump, criticizing Sessions’ record and

Teacher goes on ‘expletive-filled tirade’ against students over election results

Victor Skinner, DURHAM, N.C. – A North Carolina teacher is in a time-out after she was busted in an audio recording in an expletive-filled tirade against her students sparked by the 2016 election results. Shepard Middle School language arts teacher Majonica Haithcox was recorded in class this week sounding off on students about Donald Trump’s

Thomas Sowell: I am so old that I can remember when liberals were liberal…

Random thoughts on the passing scene: There seem to be fewer bumper stickers this year than in previous presidential election years. People may decide to vote for one of these candidates, but apparently they are not proud of their choice. It is astonishing that some people think that the answer to the problems of ObamaCare

Georgia voting machine suspected of ‘flipping’ presidential votes

Georgia NAACP President Francys Johnson said the organization has received unconfirmed reports of similar problems in counties including DeKalb, Bulloch, Chatham, Dodge, Effingham and Macon-Bibb. He called Thursday for the state to post advisory notices next to voting machines encouraging voters to double-check their choices to make sure they had been properly recorded, as the

NAACP fights charter schools, chooses union alliances over black families

Victor Skinner, CINNCINATTI, Ohio – The NAACP has officially lined up against black parents who want the best educational options available for their children. Instead, the NAACP chose to align itself with the nation’s largest teachers unions and block competition with traditional unionized public schools when its executive board voted to back a moratorium on

Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers

What does it mean to declare that #blacklivesmatter in education? Last month the Movement for Black Lives, representing elements of the Black Lives Matter movement and related groups, issued a detailed policy platform denouncing what it called “corporate-backed,” “market driven” “privatization” in school reform, and helped set off a furor over this question. Under the

160 black leaders slam NAACP, ‘civil rights’ group’s opposition to more school choice

Victor Skinner, WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of more than 160 black leaders is demanding that the NAACP call off its planned push for national moratorium on charter schools by highlighting the benefits of school choice for black families. The NAACP, a self-described “civil rights” group, in July announced plans to call for a national