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NAACP Image Awards show that students can be powerfully authentic messengers

March 04, 2020

Student voices can be a powerful force in shaping policies and influencing views on higher education. I know this firsthand because I got my start as an educational equity advocate years ago while a collegiate member of the NAACP.

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Equity Narratives: Recalling my own journey as I sent my son off to college

Feb 27, 2020

Last semester, I sent my son off to college. People who know me will tell you that since my son was small, he's known that in 2019, he would leave home and start the next phase of his life. My job would be to equip him with the skills he needed to be successful — as a student, as an adult, and as a citizen.

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Equity Narratives: For the undocumented, it’s hard to shake the grip of fear

Feb 27, 2020

In our home country, my family was considered white and middle class. But all that changed when my family and I emigrated to the United States when I was 10 years old.

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Equity Narratives: I was an 'accidental racist' who helped deny education to others

Feb 27, 2020

I am the grandson of a rural, Southern sharecropper. I am white. I am male. And I am a conservative. And, while I am not a skinhead, member of the Klan or a White Citizens Council, I may have been equally dangerous. I was an accidental racist.

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Our story: Lumina staff share their racial equity narratives in commitment to justice

Feb 27, 2020

At Lumina, we’re committed to racial equity as part of our drive to increase education and training beyond high school. But we knew we couldn’t just preach that message to others without doing our own work, or considering what it means to ourselves, so now we’re sharing the personal stories of our staff about their own journeys.

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Let’s focus on quality and equity in higher education for incarcerated students

Sep 12, 2019

In a town marked by partisan gridlock, criminal justice reform conversations in Washington have surprisingly moved beyond those frequent stalemates. Yes, challenges and disagreements endure, but access to higher education for people in prison has gained new levels of attention and support. The boost in momentum has catapulted issues like restoring Pell grant access into policy conversations in a way that it arguably hasn’t been before.

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Urban League's Marc Morial: Good jobs critical in erasing effects of discrimination

Sep 09, 2019

To help people learn the skills they need to get better jobs and move up the economic ladder, community-based workforce providers are as important as community colleges and four-year colleges.

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Lumina grants bring new urgency to boosting success among students of color

July 22, 2019

Lumina Foundation has selected seven states to receive short-term grants of up to $50,000 to advance equity-minded leadership aimed at increasing post-high school learning among students of color.

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Equity and excellence – Quality matters in prison higher education

June 04, 2019

Incarcerated people need access to quality higher education just as much as traditional students, so higher education in prison should meet the same standards as programs outside the walls.

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