• Veteran Congressman Bobby Rush Is Retiring. This HBCU Graduate Is Running To Succeed Him

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    Courtesy of Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding By Rayna Reid · Updated January 25, 2022 The nation was stunned when 75-year-old Illinois Democrat Rep. Bobby Rush announced his plans to retire from Congress at the beginning of the year, after 15 terms. The ordained minister served Chicago's South Side residents of the 1st district for 30 years and was also “a co-founder of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party.” Academic, pastor, and progressive activist Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding has recently announced her candidacy to succeed him. She aims to represent Illinois' First...
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  • This 23-Year-Old Founded An Organization to Help Address Inequities In The US Schooling System. Here's How

    This 23-Year-Old Founded An Organization to Help Address Inequities In The US Schooling System. Here's How

    4 monthes ago - By Essence

    Credit: Teylor Parks By Jasmine Browley · Updated January 25, 2022 Even in grade school, Teylor Parks knew the education system was filled with inequities. As an eight-year-old, she was tapped to participate in her elementary school's gifted program, also referred to as Gifted and Talented Education , and immediately noticed the difference in treatment. “I think sometimes the way the gifted program works is a bit flawed in nature-to test the child at the age of five or six years old, and then not necessarily continue to test other children so they can be considered for advanced learning...
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