Dr. Umar Johnson, a school psychologist, said that the educational testing system is America's new Jim Crow.
Psychologist Umar Johnson said that test culture, underrepresentation of black teachers in schools and the political issues involved in the educational reform have left African Americans behind in his speech Thursday night at Gifford Auditorium.
Former executive assistant to Sean Combs gives Syracuse University students tips for success during his speech at Newhouse.
When in doubt, quit.
For most people, this advice is the exact opposite of what you have heard from mentors, role models and educators for your entire life.
But if entrepreneur lifestyle expert and founder of MusicIsMyBusiness Aaron Paxton Arnold had followed the norm, he might still be married to his first wife, working for corporate public relations firms making a six-figure salary while dreading every day of his life.
Protesters began their march from Hendricks Chapel to Marshall Street at the time that Michael Brown was shot on Aug. 9.
On Monday, Dec. 1, Syracuse University’s Quad was silent. More than 100 students, faculty and Syracuse community members filled the area in front of Hendricks Chapel, using their silence to honor the memory of Michael Brown. They remained hushed for 4.5 minutes in remembrance of the 4.5 hours that the unarmed teen was left lying dead in the street after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed him on Aug. 9. In response to news that Wilson would not be indicted for the incident, they joined a nationwide event that used silence to shout that black lives like Brown’s matter.