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New Moment In Black History – James C. Pennington

Portrait of James C. Pennington
Portrait of James C. Pennington

Last Thursday Yale University named a classroom after the first black student to attend the prestigious college.

Former slave who escaped in 1837, James C. Pennington went to Yale to get his education at a time where it when it was illegal for African-Americans to learn to read or write.

Pennington was not allowed to speak in class, use the library, or officially receive a degree according to a press release from Yale.

 

 

Rochester City School District At The Bottom And Still Sinking.. SMH

RCSD logo

Even with the new superintendent coming into the Rochester City School District how can we save this ship?…. Forget about turning it around at this point the ship is sinking and the leak has become a gaping hole.

Am I surprised? Not at all.. Disturbed, yes.

When the RCSD has a total of 58 schools and out of those 28 (yes one school away from half) of them are falling into receivership. That is absolutely unacceptable!  Continue reading Rochester City School District At The Bottom And Still Sinking.. SMH