Your Random-Ass Roundup: Somebody’s Watching Me.

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Turns out, Berry’s boy was right after all. [...]

Your Random-Ass Roundup: Down and Out in The Nation’s Wealthiest Black Enclave.

Prince George’s County is a hub of black wealth. But when the housing market cratered, it was not be spared. [...]

About Last Night.

Here’s Jam-Rock with the topline:

Together with one of the most hard-nosed campaigns in recent memory, Obama managed to bounce back from the nadir of 2011 to one of the broadest re-election victories in recent memory. At this point, news networks have called New Hampshire, Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada, Virginia, and Ohio for President [...]

Student Debt; A Heavier Load for Young Borrowers of Color

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Cross-posted from Campus Progress

By now, just about everyone knows how far reaching the impact of student debt is. A recent report from Pew found that it now affects 1 in 5 households, but what doesn’t get as reported on as frequently is it’s disproportionate impact on [...]

Houses Divided.

In Melissa Harris-Perry’s first night sitting in for Rachel Maddow, she educated viewers about the seemingly irrepressible wealth gap between white and minority households in the U.S.:

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Are Better Schools All We Need?

Roland Fryer (second from left) found that most of the HCZ's success in student performance can be chalked up to its charter schools, and not to the social programs championed by HCZ's founder, Geoffrey Canada (far right).

A foundational belief at the Harlem Children’s Zone is that erasing the achievement gap between black and white [...]

Is Our Children Learning?

On Monday, USA Today released its latest report in a series  on standardized testing in American schools. The story focused on Noyes Education Campus, a PK-8 school in D.C., which had been singled out for praise by the city’s former schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee, because of a big jump in its test scores. USA [...]

Way Down In the Hole.

In a dozen states, felons leave prison saddled with thousands of dollars in debt from child-support payments that continued to accrue while they were behind bars, and that they’ll likely never be able to pay. [...]