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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2016

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016007.pdf

Presents a selection of indicators that examine differences in educational participation and attainment of students in the racial/ethnic groups of White, Black, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and two or more races.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/883366/download

Text of the report of the U.S. Justice Department on the conduct of the Baltimore Police Department toward African Americans in the city.  The report found that the PD engaged in unconstitutional stops, searches, and arrests, overly aggressive and unreasonable force, and discrimination against African Americans.  From the Justice Department

 

Justice Department Announces Findings of Investigation into Baltimore Police Department

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-findings-investigation-baltimore-police-department

Press release announcing that the Justice Department investigation found a pattern of conduct by the Baltimore Police Department that violated the civil rights, particularly of African Americans, Baltimore Police officials asked for the investigation following controversy after the death of Freddie Gray from injuries suffered while in police custody.  From the Justice Department

 

North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP et al v. Patrick L. McCrory et al.

http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Published/161468.P.pdf

Court ruling that North Carolina’s legislation requiring voter photo IDs and curtailing certain election practices such as same-day registration and early voting discriminates against minority citizens.  Argues that the legislation, crafted after the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision, restricts voting and registration in five ways which “disproportionately affected African Americans.”  One of a series of recent court decisions overturning restrictive election laws.  From the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

 

Senate Confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Women

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2016/16-110.html

Press release on the confirmation of Hayden as Librarian of Congress for a renewable 10 year term.  Previously the post was a lifetime appointment.  She is the first woman and the first African American to serve as the library head.  (Roll call vote on the nomination of Hayden, 74-18-8)  From the Library of Congress

 

The State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce

Categories: African Americans,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Hispanics,Statistics

http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/highered/racial-diversity/state-racial-diversity-workforce.pdf

Reviews trends in the diversity of elementary and secondary school teachers and examines the teacher pipeline from enrollment in postsecondary education to entrance into the teaching profession and beyond.  Finds a lack of racial diversity among teachers (18% are teachers of color compared to 49% of students who are individuals of color).  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Reduced Disparities in Birth Rates Among Teens Aged 15-19 Years, United States, 2006-2007 and 2013-2014

Categories: African Americans,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/pdfs/mm6516a1.pdf

Reports that births among Hispanic and black teens have dropped by almost half since 2006 and that teen age births in general have dropped by more than 40%.  Includes birth rates to teen age mothers by race/ethnicity and state and shows percentage change from 2006.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Treasury Secretary Lew Announces Front of New $20 to Feature Harriet Tubman

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Govt Finance,Headlines,Women

https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0436.aspx

Announces plans for changes to the $20, $10, and $5 bills with the portrait of Harriet Tubman to be featured on the new $20 bill and other features dedicated to civil rights and suffrage movements on the reverse of the $10 and $5 bills.  Includes complete text of letter following press release.  From the Treasury Department

 

 

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