Black Families

South Bend School District Cited for Shifting Disproportionate Number of Black Students in Special Education Classes

South Bend school district has been cited by the state of Indiana for putting a disproportionate number of black students into special education classes. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, black students in the school district are more likely to be diagnosed with cognitive and emotional disabilities that take them […]

by · April 6, 2013 · Black Families, Education News
Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Head of Chicago Public Schools, Defends School Closures, Insulted by Racism Charges

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Head of Chicago Public Schools, Defends School Closures, Insulted by Racism Charges

So much for claims of racism in the Chicago school closings, right? Barbara Byrd-Bennett, head of Chicago Public Schools said that the accusations of racism about her plans to close 54 schools in mostly black areas, insulted her “as a woman of color.” She said closing the 54 schools was […]

by · April 3, 2013 · Black Families, Chicago News

Black Wedding Gap: 72% of Black Children Raised in Single Parent Households

Black Wedding Gap: The statistics are startling — fewer black men and women are getting married and 72 percent of black children are raised in single parent households. The Centers for Disease Control reports that 55 percent of black women and men have never married. What’s equally startling is that […]

by · March 21, 2013 · Black Families, Black News
Black Women With Higher Levels of College Education Not Protected From Divorce

Black Women With Higher Levels of College Education Not Protected From Divorce

A recent study, published in the journal, Family Relations, found that married couples who have attained higher levels of education are less likely to divorce than less-educated couples, except in the black community. The study found that black women with higher education don’t seem to enjoy the same degree of protection […]

by · March 10, 2013 · Black Families, Education News
8th Grade Student Marquis Jay’s Teacher Emptied Pencil Sharpener Shavings Into His Mouth

8th Grade Student Marquis Jay’s Teacher Emptied Pencil Sharpener Shavings Into His Mouth

A Boles Jr. High School teacher has been suspended after she emptied a pencil sharpener full of shavings into the mouth of Marquis Jay, an eighth grade student. Why did the teacher feel she had to resort to such extremism? Marquis Jay was reportedly leaning back in his chair at […]

‘White Privilege’ Lesson at Delavan-Darien High School in WI Sparks Outrage

Delavan-Darien High School in Wisconsin has raised eyebrows with its “American Diversity” course in which students are being taught white people are oppressors of minorities,  Fox News reports. “They’re teaching white guilt.  They’re dividing the students,” this parent told said.  ”They’re saying to non-whites, ‘You have been oppressed and you’re still being […]

Oxygen Pulls Shawty Lo’s Reality Show “All My Babies’ Mamas,” Expecting 12th Child

Oxygen Pulls Shawty Lo’s Reality Show “All My Babies’ Mamas,” Expecting 12th Child

GOOD:  Oxygen’s Shawty Lo reality show “All My Babies’ Mamas,” has been cancelled, the Daily Beast is reporting. Sabrina Lamb’s petition got over 40,000 signatures and was effective for Oxygen Media to decide to pull the plug. Um, I should also state, he is expecting his 12th child. His ex-girlfriend […]

Corey Curtis Dad of Nine Kids with Six Women, Ordered by Judge to Stop Procreating Until He Can Support Existing Kids

Corey Curtis Dad of Nine Kids with Six Women, Ordered by Judge to Stop Procreating Until He Can Support Existing Kids

SHAMEFUL: Corey Curtis, who fathered nine children with six different women, was ordered by a Wisconsin judge to stop procreating until he can support his existing dependents. He reportedly owes about $90,000 in delinquent child support and interest to the mothers of his kids and must satisfy that debt before […]

Shawn Dotson, Dad of Murdered Toddler Emilliano Terry, Says Camilia Terry Kept Child Away from Him

Shawn Dotson, Dad of Murdered Toddler Emilliano Terry, Says Camilia Terry Kept Child Away from Him

Shawn Dotson, the father of Emilliano Terry, surfaces and said Camilia Terry kept the boy away from him, saying, “I guess she felt as if she couldn’t be involved with me, I couldn’t be involved with him,” News Net 5 reports. Shawn Dotson, now 19, was a freshman when he […]

by · November 28, 2012 · Black Families, Murder Charges
Gold Medal Gymnast Gabby Douglas Slams Father, Staff Sgt. Timothy Douglas, as ‘Deadbeat Dad’

Gold Medal Gymnast Gabby Douglas Slams Father, Staff Sgt. Timothy Douglas, as ‘Deadbeat Dad’

Gold medal winning gymnast Gabby Douglas let loose on her father, Staff Sgt. Timothy Douglas, slamming him as a ‘deadbeat dad’ after he left her mother with a mountain of bills. Douglas, who failed in her final bid to win another medal after falling off the balance beam, said her […]

by · August 7, 2012 · Black Families, London Olympics