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Since the 2001 enactment of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), considerable attention has been paid to the persistence of racial disparities in academic achievement. However, despite a series of reform initiatives, many children throughout the United States continue to under-perform on standardized assessments, and the effort to close the so-called… Read more »

Literary Icon And Beloved Author Toni Morrison Passes Away At 88

“Although her passing represents a tremendous loss, we are grateful she had a long, well lived life”, Morrison’s family said in a statement. Source: Literary Icon And Beloved Author Toni Morrison Passes Away At 88

LOS ANGELES – August 1, 2019 – Today, BCE Media Inc., parent company of online events calendar BlackCulturalEvents.com and led by CEO Pamela Ashe-Thomas, announced the reduction of their business listing price in honor of Black Business month. African American led businesses are able to create a listing on BlackCulturalEvents.com… Read more »

Perhaps John Singleton’s biggest contribution to popular culture isn’t the gripping, relatable portrait that is his 1991 instant classic Boyz n the Hood. It’s that he introduced so many talented players to the Hollywood cinema landscape — both on camera and behind the scenes…   Source – The Undefeated: John… Read more »

Mapping the Central Avenue Jazz clubs that made Los Angeles swing

From the 1920s to 1950s, the world-famous avenue was the hub of the West Coast jazz scene. Source: Mapping the Central Avenue jazz clubs that made Los Angeles swing