2019 School Board Candidates Respond to FOR Issues Questionnaire

The Aim Higher subcommittee of FOR is continuing to expand its advocacy work in the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). As part of that work, we have asked the eight school board candidates in the contested school district 4 race (to fill a vacated seat in southwest Jefferson County) to respond to 13 questions in … Continue reading 2019 School Board Candidates Respond to FOR Issues Questionnaire

400 Years of Inequality

By Gracie Lewis                                               August 2019 marked the 400th Commemoration of Black Enslavement in America. In August 1619, more than 20 Africans landed at Point Comfort, the present-day Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia.  According to the early documents, they had been acquired from a Portuguese slave ship, put aboard the “White Lion,” an English ship, and … Continue reading 400 Years of Inequality