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Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart. On March 11, 1959, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway and changed the face of American theater forever.

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

As the first-ever black woman to author a play performed on Broadway, she did not shy away from richly drawn characters and unprecedented subject matter. The play attracted record crowds and earned the coveted top prize from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle. While the play is seen as a groundbreaking work of art, the timely story of Hansberry’s life is far less known. Launching American Masters Season 32, the new documentary American Masters – Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart is the first in-depth presentation of Hansberry’s complex life, using her personal papers and archives, including home movies and rare photos, as source material. The film explores the influences that shaped Hansberry’s childhood, future art and activism. A%20Good%20Man%20Is%20Hard%20To%20Find. The Supreme Court Has An Ethics Problem - POLITICO Magazine. A few days before the Supreme Court returned from its summer break, Justice Neil Gorsuch, the court’s newest member, attended a luncheon at the Trump International Hotel, where he was to give the keynote address.

The Supreme Court Has An Ethics Problem - POLITICO Magazine

The location of the speech attracted the attention of dozens of protesters and a number of ethics watchdogs, who noted the apparent conflict of interest posed by Justice Gorsuch—a Trump nominee—keynoting an event at a hotel whose revenue goes in part to President Trump. That arrangement was bad enough on its own. But there was another potential conflict of interest created by Justice Gorsuch’s speaking engagement—and it highlights the ongoing ethical issues that threaten the credibility of our nation’s highest court.

The same morning that Justice Gorsuch gave his speech, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear Janus v. AFSCME. Story Continued Below. Sonnet. To A Lady Seen For A Few Moments At Vauxhall by John Keats - Famous poems, famous poets. - All Poetry. The power of print in a digital world. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind.

The power of print in a digital world

We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks. In 2009, California passed a law requiring that all college textbooks be available in electronic form by 2020; in 2011, Florida lawmakers passed legislation requiring public schools to convert their textbooks to digital versions. Fannie Lou Hamer Centennial Tribute. Five on the Black Hand Side: Origins and Evolutions of the Dap. Five on the Black Hand Side is a project exploring gestural languages that were born in African American communities during the 1960s and 1970s, including the “the dap” and the black power handshake.

Five on the Black Hand Side: Origins and Evolutions of the Dap

When we see youths, athletes, or even President Obama giving a fist bump or dap, we think of these gestures as mere greetings and are not aware of the origins and historical significance of these languages. Historically, the dap is both a symbol among African American men that expresses unity, strength, defiance, or resistance and a complex language for communicating information. The dap and the black power handshake, which evolved from the dap, were important symbols of black consciousness, identity, and cultural unity throughout black America.

The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher. Part I: Introduction--What inspired my argumentative response?

The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher

For decades, too many high-school teachers have been instilling persuasive writing skills by teaching students the five-paragraph essay. You know it: Introduction with three reasons Reason #1 Reason #2 Reason #3. 'Lola' Pulido lived life of devotion to family. Originally published November 19, 2011 at 9:26 PM | Page modified May 17, 2017 at 1:19 PM Editor's note (May 17, 2017): This obituary, published in 2011, was written at the suggestion of and after an extensive interview with Alex Tizon, a former Seattle Times reporter.

'Lola' Pulido lived life of devotion to family

This week, a story in the June 2017 issue of The Atlantic written by Tizon, who died earlier this year, describes Eudocia Tomas Pulido as a slave and details her relationship with his family spanning decades. The Seattle Times is shocked at the newly revealed disparity in Tizon's accounts of her life and wrote more about it here. This page is from an old version of The Seattle Times' website. A Story of Slavery in Modern America - The Atlantic. 点击这里阅读中文版本 (Chinese) | Basahin ang artikulong ito sa Tagalog (Tagalog) Alex Tizon passed away in March.

A Story of Slavery in Modern America - The Atlantic

He was a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the author of Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self. For more about Alex, please see this editor’s note. Teacher: Why it is ridiculous not to teach Shakespeare in school - The Washington Post. Teacher: Why I don’t want to assign Shakespeare anymore (even though he’s in the Common Core) - The Washington Post.

A flaming depiction of William Shakespeare during a fireworks display in England on April 23, 2014.

Teacher: Why I don’t want to assign Shakespeare anymore (even though he’s in the Common Core) - The Washington Post

(Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett) A new report on the teaching of Shakespeare in higher education found that English majors at the vast majority of the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities are not now required to take an in-depth Shakespeare course — but the Bard remains a fixture in high school English classes. In fact, studying Shakespeare is a requirement in the Common Core English Language Arts standards, mentioned in specific standards throughout high school. For example, in ninth and tenth grades: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.9 Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare). Boston's EMPath Program Uses Science to Fight Family Poverty - The Atlantic. “The Family Carpool Lane Tool,” meanwhile, helps parents and their children align individual and family goals.

Boston's EMPath Program Uses Science to Fight Family Poverty - The Atlantic

Working together, they can avoid traffic and cruise through the fast lane. Intergen mentors visit participating families and facilitate conversations that prompt both adults and children to make future-oriented and contextualized decisions, ones that take into account other important domains. (03.14) The Right Tool for the Job Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom. Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School : NPR Ed.

How important is it to have a role model?

Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School : NPR Ed

A new working paper puts some numbers to that question. Having just one black teacher in third, fourth or fifth grade reduced low-income black boys' probability of dropping out of high school by 39 percent, the study found. And by high school, African-American students, both boys and girls, who had one African-American teacher had much stronger expectations of going to college. Keep in mind, this effect was observed seven to ten years after the experience of having just one black teacher. The study is big.

Videos for teaching

The Distraction Of Racism And The Bipartisan Roots Of Chicago’s Black Suffering. There’s a Toni Morrison quote I used to bristle at: “The function of racism is distraction.” I had never read the full context of this quote and initially, I thought this was another attempt to dismiss racism as a primary societal ill deserving of discussion, while prompting us to start paying attention to the “real” issue ie;- classism. This is an idea that’s frequently purported by clueless celebrities, people who just finished reading Rich Dad/Poor Dad, and that Black Capitalism group whose posts your cousin shares on your Facebook news feed.

Is It Better to Blend Your Food? - The Atlantic. Imagine you have a glass of water and a plate of chicken, broccoli, and mushrooms. If you were already imagining that, keep imagining it. Then consider a non-trivial question: Would it be better to eat it as it is, or blend it all together and drink it? Not many people choose the latter. But among them would be hunger expert Robin Spiller, director of biomedical research at the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre in the U.K. And he has data and a deeply considered health argument on his side. Time. A hot morning shower can wake you up and even boost creativity, according to some research. But if you want to improve your sleep, showering at night is the way to go. Experts say there's evidence that a night shower can help you drift off, if you time it just right.

Black History. Black Futures. Popular earworms: Why you can't get that song out of your head. Harriet Jacobs. About Harriet Jacobs – BIOGRAPHY Note: In Incidents, Harriet Jacobs used fictitious names to protect the identity of family members. The biography that appears below, uses the names scholars believe to be the true identities of her literary characters.

Can Poverty Lead To Mental Illness? : Goats and Soda. After a mother killed her four young children and then herself last month in rural China, onlookers quickly pointed to life circumstances. As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Also, I help spot demonic possession. Christopher Marlowe credited in Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays — Quartz. The Oxford University Press will credit Christopher Marlowe as the co-writer in William Shakespeare’s three Henry VI plays, after a research conducted by 23 international scholars supported the theory of his contribution. Using traditional methods and computerized tools to examine the text, the scholars determined “strongly and clearly enough” that Marlowe contributed to creating the plays, editor Gary Taylor, who led the research, told the BBC. School designs need to be modernized to keep up with technological innovations in education — Quartz.

What's 'Healthy'? What's 'Natural'? Late last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration invited Americans to help redefine “healthy,” a perpetually squishy term that has applied to Pop-Tarts for years, but almonds as of only two weeks ago. According to the agency, the aim of the revision is two-fold: to help consumers and to pressure food companies to produce more nutritious fare. “By updating the definition, we hope more companies will use the ‘healthy’ claim as the basis for new product innovation and reformulation, providing consumers with a greater variety of ‘healthy’ choices in the marketplace,” Dr. The September Jobs Report in 10 Charts. Girls spend 40% more time on chores than boys, UN report finds. Image copyright Getty Images. In Ghana, calls to tear down a statue of ‘racist’ Gandhi. It’s true: Parents really are biased toward firstborns — Quartz. It’s true: Parents really are biased toward firstborns — Quartz.

We Are Defending Dreams. The 10 Most Unequal Cities in America. The Fight to Vote in a Southern Swing State: A Road Trip Through North Carolina - The Atlantic. Home-Care Workers and the Future of Health Care. Meet the World's First 'Three-Parent' Baby - D-brief. Rural Indian Girls Chase Big-City Dreams. Triumph 1360 - adda. Want some strength and community with your lunch? Head to @SheroesHangout, where acid attack survivors run the show. The Man in the Red Bandana. A physical education in Naperville. A physical education in Naperville. MONEY & Essence's Best 50 Colleges for African Americans. The salary you need to afford rent in 10 of the largest US cities. Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice.

Lesson 7a Say Yes by Tobias Wolff. Say Yes by Tobias Wolff.pdf. Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening - Desiree's Baby. Kendrick just doing Kendrick things. 1695. Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919). Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989. Roald Dahl (1916-1990) 18 Perfect Short Stories That Pack More Of A Punch Than Most Novels. For the Golden State Warriors, Brain Zapping Could Provide an Edge.

The Freedom of Structure. POEM: CHOICES BY NIKKI GIOVANNI.