America’s check for black education keeps bouncing
“The worst public schools do one thing very well – they teach poor black kids how to stay in the American underclass.”
This article from Citizen Ed is not one you want to miss. The writer covers the Tradition of Failure, a system set upon institutionalized racism and poor funding for schools. It’s more than racism from teachers. It’s administrators, it’s the aging computers, the classrooms not heated enough in the winter. There’s so much to uncover.
Read the full article here.
Retail janitors reach landmark agreement with Best Buy
On Workday Minnesota this week, Michael Moore reports CTUL and other advocates for fair workers rights have reached an agreement with Best Buy for their janitorial staff, similar to the agreement Target employees reached two years ago.
“I’m happy that Best Buy has heard our voices and has taken a leadership role to improve the janitorial industry here in Minnesota,” said Jose Gonzalez, an employee of KBS who cleans an area Best Buy store. “I am confident that janitors who clean Best Buy will be able to begin a dialogue with our employer and improve our working conditions.”
Catch the story here on Workday Minnesota’s website.
Simple livin’ fuels creative spirit of local artist
Khymyle Mims of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder reported this week about Princeton Brown, an emerging Twin Cities artist.
“I feel like it’s just me, it’s just natural,” Brown said on his approach to music. “I don’t try to even just say I’m just reggae, or even say I’m R&B, or just pop. I just hear what comes in my head and just do it. I’m just giving 100 percent, just me. So whatever that genre is, that’s what it is.”
Brown produces “conscious music,” lyrics that make him appear wise beyond his years.
Learn more about Brown here.