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Suspension rate among Black students in New Jersey increased last year

POLITICO’s Carly Sitrin wrote that “Black students in New Jersey were suspended from school last year at more than three times the rate of white students, according to a report from the state Department of Education. The state’s annual report…

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A Call for Joy: Short Story Submission Call for Black Male & Black Nonbinary Writers

Kwame Mbalia, author and creator, is putting together and editing a to-be-announced Middle Grade anthology (i.e. targeted towards readers age 8-12) that will center the joy of Black boyhood and is calling for submissions.  For information about eligibility and requirements,…

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Read, Watch, Listen, Learn about Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism, Week of August 8, 2020

Hispanic, Black children at higher risk of coronavirus-related hospitalization, CDC finds (Washington Post) Hispanic children are approximately eight times more likely and Black children five times more likely to be hospitalized with covid-19 than their White peers, according to a study…

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Black-Owned Businesses in Greater Princeton Area

There have been requests for a list of black-owned businesses in Princeton and near-by.  The list below was compiled by Princeton Mutual Aid and others.  Do you know of other black-owned businesses in the area?  Put their names and websites…

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Latinos Back Black Lives Matter Protests. They Want Change for Themselves, Too.

Jennifer Medina reports on the complexities of Latino-Black relations in the context of current protests, highlighting intergroup support and conflict, common interests such as protection from police brutality, and colorism.  To read the full article, click here.

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