Tag: African

Sussexes Donate $130,000 to African Girls Education Charity for Prince Harry’s Birthday

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Photo credit: Mark Cuthbert – Getty Images

From Harper’s BAZAAR

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have matched a generous donation of $130,000 towards CAMFED, a pan-Afrian charity that supports education for young girls across the continent.

  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wrote a sweet note to their fans who spearheaded the fundraising campaign on Twitter in honor of both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s summer birthdays.

  • “No better way to celebrate what really matters,” the couple said.

The Sussexes are celebrating Prince Harry’s 36th birthday in their signature fashion—with a charitable donation to an organization close to their hearts.

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The US still does a wretched job of teaching Black history. An expert in African American history education explains how to fix it.

In American schools where Black history is taught, students often learn about historical figures including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and Harriet Tubman. But studies have shown that Black history education is often inadequate, superficial, and misinterpreted.
In American schools where Black history is taught, students often learn about historical figures including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and Harriet Tubman. But studies have shown that Black history education is often inadequate, superficial, and misinterpreted.

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  • The US doesn’t have federal requirements for teaching Black history in school curriculums, and only a handful of states have mandated it.

  • LaGarrett King, an African American History education expert and director of the Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education at the University of Missouri, told Insider about a few different ways educators can work to fix that.

  • Existing

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Students need African American history in school. Today’s unrest proves it

Students on the first day at Dolores Huerta Elementary School in Los Angeles on Aug. 14, 2018. <span class="copyright">(Los Angeles Times)</span>
Students on the first day at Dolores Huerta Elementary School in Los Angeles on Aug. 14, 2018. (Los Angeles Times)

To the editor: I am a parent to a fifth-grader at a Burbank public school. Since my daughter has been in this district, she has learned almost nothing about African American history. This is not how a student is supposed to receive a well-balanced education. (“Seven things Californians can do right now to fight structural racism,” editorial, June 4)

As we all know, education is one of the most important functions in a society. It is important for children to

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