By Stephanie Toone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A Mississippi middle school math teacher has drawn national attention for her uplifting lesson about slavery. Jovan Bradshaw, a sixth-grade math teacher, has become the subject of national news coverage after a Facebook post of her Black History Month message to students at Magnolia Middle School has gone viral. »RELATED: Study reports how race matters in the classroom Bradshaw said she was inspired to step outside of her typical lessons on long division when a student shared what she considered to be a skewed view on slavery, she told WLBT News in Jackson, Mississippi. One of her students at the school in Moss Point relayed to her that ‘slaves didn’t do much,’ since many weren’t able to read and write.“He kinda caught me off guard,' Bradshaw told the television station. “I said, ‘Baby, if I snatched you up and dropped you off in China or Germany or Africa … [Read more...] about Mississippi teacher’s Black History Month display on slavery goes viral
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Each year, Black History Month gives us an opportunity to reflect on and honor the ways in which African-Americans have shaped the United States. For Black History Month 2019, the Louisiana Department of Health will be highlighting African-American pioneers in medicine and healthcare who have not only advanced and advocated for the health of all Americans, but also advanced race relations in the U.S. Alexander T. Augusta, MD - First Black physician appointed director of a U.S. hospital Born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1825 to free African-American parents, Alexander Thomas Augusta would serve as the highest-ranking black officer in the Union Army during the Civil War. During his youth, he moved to Baltimore, Maryland to work as a barber while pursuing a medical education. The University of Pennslyvania would not accept him, but a faculty member took interest in him and taught him privately. By 1850, Augusta and his wife moved to Toronto, Canada where he was accepted by the … [Read more...] about Black History Month 2019: Celebrating the Achievements of African-Americans in Healthcare and Medicine
Months of campaigning came to an end Tuesday as voters in Minnesota and around the nation cast their ballots for a range of federal, state and local offices in an election that is widely viewed as a referendum on President Donald Trump's first two years in office. Polls closed in Minnesota at 8 p.m. We'll be tracking the results of key races in Minnesota and across the country as they come in throughout the night. Click the buttons below to jump to a section. Here are some things to watch as the night progresses. See full Minnesota results here. MinnesotaU.S. SenateU.S. HouseGovernors Walz becomes Minnesota’s next governor: The former First District representative beat challenger Jeff Johnson Omar wins in Fifth District: She becomes the first Somali-American congresswoman Craig, Phillips oust GOP congressmen: Angie Craig wins rematch against Rep. Jason Lewis in Second District; Erik Paulsen had held represented Third for a decade Tina Smith wins election, Amy … [Read more...] about Live: Walz elected governor; Paulsen, Lewis fall in U.S. House races
By Paul Rogers | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: November 6, 2018 at 11:53 am | UPDATED: November 6, 2018 at 5:40 pm Looking for Tuesday night’s midterm election results and analysis? We’ve got you covered as the Bay Area News Group’s Paul Rogers reports on the trends and impact of the results in the San Francisco Bay Area, California and beyond while bringing you live coverage throughout the evening. In addition, you can find all of our election coverage stories here. If you’re having trouble viewing the live blog on your mobile device click here. Key Florida governor and U.S. Senate races too close to callFlorida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters as his lieutenant governor candidate, state Rep. Jeanette Nunez, left, listens during a rally in Orlando on Sept. 6. (AP Photo/John Raoux)Florida, famous for razor-thin margins in high-profile elections, is at is again. With 92 percent of the vote in, … [Read more...] about Election live blog: Key Florida governor and U.S. Senate races too close to call
President prefers small cities for rallies, stump stops Josh Boak Associated Press Published 10:23 pm CDT, Saturday, November 3, 2018 In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, a campaign rally is seen from the motorcade, with President Donald Trump aboard, at Minuteman Aviation Hangar in Missoula, Mont. Trump is in the final stretch of a 44-city blitz for the midterm elections, but the America he’s glimpsed from the airport arrivals and his armored limousine is hardly a reflection of the nation as a whole. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file) less In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, a campaign rally is seen from the motorcade, with President Donald Trump aboard, at Minuteman Aviation Hangar in Missoula, Mont. Trump is in the final stretch of a 44-city ... more Photo: Carolyn Kaster Photo: Carolyn Kaster Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Trump route doesn’t reflect U.S.