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Texas Supreme Court to hear public school finance case

The Texas Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear the state’s gargantuan, multiyear school finance case – and set a timetable that ensures there won’t be a decision until after the legislative session ends in June.

Initiative to support UNICEF in West Africa to launch next month

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF recently announced a new partnership to combat Ebola with a consortium of noted faith-based leaders who head up some of the largest African American churches and religious organizations in the country.

Notre Dame’s ‘White Privilege’ class draws scrutiny

As the U.S. wrestles with how to respond to a series of volatile racial incidents, the University of Notre Dame is offering a class this semester on White privilege to help students become more aware of injustices.

Pastors on mission to ‘Save Our Sons’

Today there is an urgent need to save our sons, stressed the African American Pastors Coalition during its annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration, held at Concord Church on Jan. 19.

Aviation technology fades from DCCCD

A large display of photos hangs on the wall above Professor Richard Parra’s computer inside his Mountain View Collage office. One image in particular depicts him rappelling from a helicopter. Not only is it a visual reminder of Parra’s duties ...

Harry Stone steps into the world of IB

As his team of strings took center stage in front of a standing-room-only audience for a special presentation, Michael Smoot recalled his personal experience there. As an orchestra teacher, he has spent the last 25 years teaching at Harry Stone. ...

HBCUs divided over free two-year college plan

Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Barack Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education to students making progress toward earning an associate or bachelor’s degree would hurt or harm Historically Black Colleges ...

St. Paul United Methodist Church receives Texas historical marker

Rooted in African American traditions of worship, St. Paul United Methodist Church, located at 1816 Routh St. in the Downtown Arts District, received a historical marker from the Texas Historic Commission on Nov. 22, 2014.

Affirmative action: Is a race-neutral approach needed?

In the wake of unrelenting lawsuits seeking to abolish affirmative action coupled with nearly half of all universities dropping consideration of race as a factor in college admissions, it is time to shift gears and devise a less objectionable race-neutral ...

China-HBCU exchange program launched

In an effort to develop the next generation of global leaders, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund joined Perfect World, the China Education Association for International Exchange and domestic groups focused on building ties between the United States and China to ...

Black churches pray in protest of police slayings

Congregants in African American churches across the country wore black to Sunday services and prayed over the men in attendance in a symbolic stand against fatal police shootings of unarmed Black men.

Joy to the World

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency will offer donors the chance to purchase Christmas gifts for those in need, an action that can be life-changing for recipients and provide a sustainable source of income to feed a family or send ...

Expanded education for incarcerated youth

In an effort to provide sufficient educational opportunities for incarcerated youth, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education have released a joint corrections guidance for state educational agencies, a move expected to help Black youth, a group confined ...

Southwestern Athletic Conference announces its 2014 All-SWAC football teams

The Southwestern Athletic Conference released its 2014 all-conference teams Friday and saw the big winners spread across the league with two co-players of the year.

Dallas ISD issues progress report

“… But my daddy said if you can’t count they can cheat you. If you can’t read they can beat you.” – Toni Morrison, Beloved.