North Carolina: A Brief History of Educating African-Americans

I recently saw the motion picture, “The Birth of a Nation”,  that tells the story of a literate slave named Nat Turner, and his uprising against white oppressors in North Carolina. It was a powerful illustration of the era of slavery in this country and demonstrated what happens when people reach their tolerance threshold and fight back against injustice. So, […]

Is it wrong to recognize a valedictorian? One school says yes. – CSMonitor.com

Naming valedictorians at high school graduations is unhealthy, according to one North Carolina school board that has done away with the tradition. According to a new policy awaiting final approval on June 7, principals in Wake County, N.C., can no longer name valedictorians or salutatorians: the two seniors with the highest and second-highest grade point […]