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These are some of the articles, videos,and more we believe promote the goals and themes of the Black Minds Matter movement. As we work to expand education options for our students, we hope to ensure every person has access to resources to be life-long learners. If you’d like to have a news highlighted here, please email us.

SB 727 and HB 2287: Catalysts for an Education Revival in Missouri

"IF THERE'S ONE UNIVERSAL TRUTH I'VE DISCOVERED IN OVER TWO DECADES IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR, IT'S THAT PARENTS ARE INDEED EXPERTS ON THEIR OWN CHILDREN." McLeod Society Fellow Dr. Kimberly Townsend, discusses the landscape of school choice in Missouri.

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Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Leads $300M Scholarship Campaign in Philadelphia

We are thrilled to share that Jay-Z's Roc Nation is spearheading an impactful educational campaign in Philadelphia, focused on providing life-changing opportunities for K-12 students from low-income households. This initiative will secure approximately $300 million in scholarships, enabling these students to access high-quality education in the city’s private schools. Roc Nation's commitment doesn't stop there. They will also host events to raise awareness for the Pennsylvania Award for Student Success (PASS)—Senate Bill 757. This legislation is vital for increasing educational opportunities for underprivileged youth in Pennsylvania’s lowest-performing public schools. At Black Minds Matter, we champion efforts like these that advance education freedom and equity, ensuring every student has the chance to succeed.

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New Orleans valedictorian lived in a homeless shelter as he rose to the top of his class

From a New Orleans homeless shelter to the top of his high school class, Elijah Hogan has already conquered much in life.

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Opinion: I supported SB727 to invest in our children’s future

"What I learned was that SB727 was about so much more than charter expansion in mid-Missouri. It was about fixing our whole education system, and it would have tremendous impact for students and teachers in my district." - Missouri State Representative Marlene Terry

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70 years after desegregation, schools look the same. Here’s a solution.

Segregation is getting worse in U.S. schools. Segregation and desegregation are two sides of the same coin. Both are forced choices — government mandating where a student can go to school based on factors only vaguely related to the student’s well-being. The better solution is to let families decide what is best for their kids.

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ALLEN: School Choice Can Fulfill The Promise Of Brown V. Board Of Education

"The commitment of Brown v. Board extended beyond simply abolishing legal segregation. It aimed to guarantee that every American child could access a high-quality education without the barriers of discrimination." Black Minds Matter founder, Denisha Allen discusses this landmark for education freedom.

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Charles Barkley considers $1m gift to New Orleans school after 60 minutes feature

NBA Hall of Famer and sports analyst Charles Barkley may be about to donate $1 million to St. Mary's Academy in New Orleans East after seeing two students featured in a recent "60 Minutes" segment. Calcea Johnson and Ne’Kiya Jackson were featured on "60 Minutes" earlier this month for finding a new way to prove the 2,000-year-old Pythagorean theorem, to the shock of mathematicians everywhere who have long said it was impossible.

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Two high school seniors solved a mathematical puzzle that was thought to be impossible for 2,000 years.

Empowering black minds for a brighter future! 🌟 We celebrate the education freedom success stories like these students from St. Mary's Academy in New Orleans, guided by the visionary leadership of McLeod Society fellow, Pamela Rogers. Together, we're shaping tomorrow's leaders and breaking barriers. #BlackMindsMatter #EducationFreedom #Empowerment @stmarycentralacademy @60minutes @BillWhitakerCBS

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Can School Choice Improve Civil Society? New Study Shows It Can

Allen: Think of the ripple effect when students attend schools where they can thrive & parents go from feeling ignored to having a seat at the table.

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