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Students Across the Country Are Advocating for Schools to Implement a Stronger Black History Curriculum

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When it comes to Black history, the American education system has remained woefully underwhelming. Lessons about Black history are typically relegated exclusively to the month of February and only focus on Rosa Parks, MLK and maybe they’ll throw in the Ruby Bridges movie. The reckoning that arose from George Floyd’s…

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Rep. Alcee Hastings, Barrier-Breaking Florida Democrat, Dies at 84

The trailblazing Florida congressman and former civil-rights activist, who was serving his 15th term, died Tuesday morning. What We Know: Hastings represented Florida’s 20th Congressional District, which covers some of Palm Beach and Broward Counties. He has served as a Democrat in the House since 1993. In 1979, Hastings became the state’s first black federal judge when President Jimmy Carter named him to Florida’s Southern U.S. District Court. He began […]

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