Here is a list of readings that educators can use to broach conversations in the classroom about the events immediately preceding and following the resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe as well as the broader student protest emerging at colleges across the United States.

Charnesia Corley & a Storify for the #blkwomensyllabus

This past Monday, a young black woman in Texas named Charnesia Corley was stopped by the police as she ran an errand for a family member. Officers held her down, stripped her, and forced her to undergo a cavity search (including a search of her vaginal area).

Trump Syllabus 2.0

On June 19th, the Chronicle of Higher Education ran a web version of a mock college syllabus that sought to explore the deep historical and political roots of Donald Trump’s political success during the 2016 Presidential campaign.

Prison Abolition Syllabus

On September 9, 2016, the 45 th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, prisoners from at least in U.S. history (figures are difficult to verify and the California prison and twenty-one states began against what they called “modern-day slavery.” The strike stands as one of have lost their lives in this struggle.

Black Disabled Woman Syllabus: A Compilation – Ramp Your Voice!

Over the past few weeks, I have been approached by individuals who wanted to understand the Black disabled experience, particularly the plight of Black disabled women and why our struggles matter. (The inquiries picked up when I published my “Lemonade” post last week.) I noticed a pattern from those who asked of my knowledge and …

Introduction to the #Blackpanthersyllabus

Beyoncé’s new song, “Formation” and her recent performance at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show has ignited a storm of controversy over the past few weeks. Much of the critique of Beyoncé’s performance reveals a general misunderstanding of the history of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and the Black Power movement in general.


Contents: Preface Key Terms Oceti Sakwoin Oyate Territory and Treaty Boundaries 1851-present Timeline of United States settler colonialism Readings by Theme and Topic Suggested Citation: NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective. 2016. “#StandingRockSyllabus.” https://nycstandswithstandingrock.wordpress.com/standingrocksyllabus/. Download: PDF version of the #StandingRockSyllabus including all readings (80MB) PDF version of the #StandingRockSyllabus without readings (1MB) Preface…

#Lemonade for Girls: In Formation

When a home-schooling Black mother asked me for a #Lemonade syllabus for her girls, I immediately reached out to my peers and asked them to help me compile three age-appropriate lists for young readers. Our selections reflect some of the themes in Beyoncé’s visual album: self-love, African roots, spirituality, Louisiana, the history and culture(s) of the South, Black women’s activism, police brutality, and “Daddy Lessons.”


ColinKaepernickSyllabus | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) On September 4, Rebecca Martinez tweeted Louis Moore and David J. Leon…