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Enrollment for students of color on the rise

As the nation’s families head back to school, they may notice that for the first time, elementary and middle school students of color will equal the percentage of White students, according to Department of Education projections.

Celebrating 60 years of unity, love

Bishop Otis and first lady Violet Reed celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

Young brains reorganize when learning math skills

Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer.

College 101: Preparing for life on campus

For the entering college freshman, the days leading up to the start of the academic year can be filled with great anticipation and anxiety.

Upcoming changes to PLUS loans may help Blacks

This fall, the Department of Education plans to announce changes to PLUS loans that officials say will make it easier for parents to qualify for the financial aid program that thousands of Black college students rely on every semester.

Kappa Kamp focuses on leadership, academic success

The Dallas-area chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. hosted its annual Kappa Kamp Summer Enrichment Program June 15 through Sunday on the campus of Paul Quinn College, located at 3837 Simpson Stuart Drive. The camp was open to young ...

Jackson: Young men follow your dreams

Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson encouraged boys to follow their dreams and shared with them words of wisdom during his visit to the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, a preparatory secondary school for boys located in Oak Cliff, on ...

A century of excellence on and off the field

The Big Ten, the nation’s oldest collegiate conference, is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor by highlighting its 2014 class of honorees. Twenty-four student-athletes from 17 different sports received the honor, the first established ...

All students benefit from minority teachers

Despite the cry from people of color for more teachers who look like them, both Whites and Blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force, according to a study by Center of American Progress.

Obama acts to ease student loan debt

From 2003 to 2014, student debt in America skyrocketed from $250 million to $1.2 trillion, surpassing credit card debt. As more students, especially Black students, rely on grants and loans to get through college, President Barack Obama has stepped up ...

Student who fled civil war, death awarded for bravery and courage

As a child, school was secondary to survival for Ibrahim Kamara as he fled civil war and a sadistic regime of rebels who invaded Freetown, Sierra Leone, in West Africa. Shuttled from Guinea years earlier after the death of his ...

Locked Up, Left Behind: Juvenile justice system failing Southern youth

“The most disadvantaged, troubled students in the South and the nation attend schools in the juvenile justice systems,” the 2014 report from the Southern Education Foundation begins. The document, Just Learning: The Imperative to Transform Juvenile Justice Systems into Effective ...

Dr. Jeremiah Wright: Christians should work together, uplift Black community

Religious leader Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr., the retired pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and former mentor to President Barack Obama, urged Christians to unite and work together as the Body of Christ, during his speech at ...

Students offer help, hope to families in crisis

Help and hope for victims of domestic violence should be as close as your fingertips, according to the HopeLine, a national hotline that offers resources to help family members in crisis.

Combs electrifies crowd at Howard University

A record number of graduates took part in Howard University’s 146th Commencement Convocation, on a day that saw music mogul Sean “Puffy” Combs excite his supporters and convert skeptics during his keynote address on May 10.