Seattle Educators on Strike for the Schools Students Deserve!

Members of the Seattle Education Association—the union that represents Seattle’s teachers, nurses, librarians, instructional assistants, office professionals and educational support staff—voted Tuesday, September 6 to authorize a strike.

Announcing The 2022 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award Winners

Alexis Mburu and Kaley Duong are the 2022 winners of the Black Education Matters Student Activist Awards (BEMSAA) for their exceptional organizing for Black lives. They were awarded $1,000 each, and join an impressive list of Seattle student activists who preceded them for the annual prize.

Announcing The 2022 Black Education Matters Student Activist Award Winners

Alexis Mburu and Kaley Duong are the 2022 winners of the Black Education Matters Student Activist Awards (BEMSAA) for their exceptional organizing for Black lives. They were awarded $1,000 each, and join an impressive list of Seattle student activists who preceded them for the annual prize.

“Where I Got My Name (Down in Mississippi)” Music Video: A family revelation turned into medicine for historical trauma on Juneteenth

"As I continued to work on our 'Plague Blues' album over the summer, my dad Gerald Lenoir made a stunning discovery: our family was enslaved on the same plantation in Morgantown, Mississippi as the family of the legendary blues artist, J.B. Lenoir." 

Why the Nation Needs the #TeachTruth Movement

On June 11-12, 2022, educators, parents, students, and community organizers are set to hold rallies in dozens of cities and towns throughout the country — from Alaska to Florida — with one clear demand: Teach the truth.  Here's what you need to know about the movement for honesty about structural racism and oppression in education.