Submissions Open for 2023 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award–Nominate A Student Today!

Beginning Monday, May 8th through June 5th, 2023, nominations will be accepted for the Black Education Matters Student Activist award. The BEMSAA organizing committee encourages educators, parents, students, and community organizers to from the King County region of Washington State to nominate a deserving student for the award today!

#LegalizeBlackHistory: Past Lessons to Resist Florida’s Ban on AP African American Studies—and the College Board’s Capitulation

Past struggles in Florida against slavery, Jim Crow, the Red Scare, and the Lavender Scare are replete with lessons to build a justice society today. We can’t allow Florida--or the College Board--to purged them from our classrooms.

#LegalizeBlackHisotry: Celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth With 20% Off New Apparel That Sends a Message to Florida & the Nation

In celebration of Black History Month, we have opened a new on-line “Legalize Black History” store--with more products than the previous one--and are offering a 20% discount on all appeal and school supplies! The new online Legalize Black History store features t-shirts and merch, some with the classic design, some messages specifically for Florida educators, and others for educators all over the country. Our demand to legalize Black history is particularly urgent since Florida banned the new AP African American Studies course and has passed a law stipulating that teachers caught with banned books—related to Black history or the queer experience—face “up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine…a third-degree felony.”

New “Legalize Black History” Shirt–With States Banning Black History, Time To Order Yours Today!

Everyone should celebrate Black history month—and with the new “Legalize Black History” (TM) shirt and merch, you can send that powerful message this year! The proceeds will go to supporting the youth winners of the Black Education Matters Student Activist Award, as well as supporting the writing of a forthcoming book about the struggle to stop the banning of Black history. With Florida's recent banning of AP African American Studies, this movement is urgent. Let’s build a world where everyone’s history is not only legal but celebrated!