Author: Shamar Knight-Justice

How Black Educations Fare in the “State of Black America” Report

In the National Urban League’s recently published “State of Black America” Report, there were many findings that show that Black Americans are experiencing more success and higher achievement in education. In their Equality Index, Education had the greatest increase, rising from 77.4% to 78.2%. The Urban League’s report states that these gains are a result of lower high school dropout rates, increased literacy…

Lessons Educators Can Learn from “The War at Morehouse”

Morehouse College has been a bedrock of West Atlanta for the last one hundred years. It is revered for its rigorous academic program, and has served as the inception for numerous Black men that have made countless contributions to our society. Which is why my recent read of Michael Harriot’s “The War at Morehouse” (a MUST read) was both illuminating and disheartening. Even as an HBCU…

“No Demonstrable Evidence” Is A Lie That Will Hurt Our Students

“So, let’s talk about after-school programs generally. They’re supposed to be educational programs, right? And that’s what they’re supposed to do, they’re supposed to help kids who can’t — who don’t get fed at home, get fed so that they do better at school. Guess what? There’s no demonstrable evidence they’re actually doing that. There’s no demonstrable evidence they’re actually…

Chance the Rapper donates one million dollars.

Chance the Rapper donated $1M to Chicago Public Schools. He Loves His City.

Since the dawn of Hip Hop existence, artists have declared their love for their hometowns. It is standard rapper protocol; you put on for your city. Their city represents their identity: the style of their wardrobes, the nuance of their language, the hardships they have endured, the animus of their art. Especially for rappers from Atlanta. Below is an infinitesimal…