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Six top performing Dallas ISD seniors receive $20,000 scholarships

Six Dallas ISD students will be awarded and join the 38 previous recipients of the 2017 Deloitte/NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarships, according to Deloitte LLP,

EARTHACK: Innovative tech-driven solutions by young minds could improve the world

EARTHACK is an event designed to inspire young minds to use technology to help solve real world issues with innovative solutions that can be used locally and on a global scale.

DeVos’ invite to speak at Black college draws criticism

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos shouldn’t speak at historically Black Bethune-Cookman University’s graduation because she will bring controversy to a sacred moment for students and their families, a granddaughter of the college’s founder said.

CollegeMode helps bring college in reach

For many African Americans, a college education means a better paying career with opportunities for advancement – one of very few avenues for evening the economic playing field, according to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

Raleigh students want school named for integration fighters

A group of eighth-grade students wants the Wake County school board to name a future school after a local African American family who fought for integration.

Obama talks to youth, young adults during first major event since leaving office

Former President Barack Obama met Sunday with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech.

African American Educators Hall of Fame salutes Black educators

The experiences of segregated school systems and the contrasting, modern promise of evolving and inclusive teaching for all students intersected at the African American Educators Hall of Fame 2017 induction ceremony held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Duncanville April ...

Funding full-day prekindergarten throughout Texas

Many education specialists have stated that the best start to a good education is an early start, namely a high-quality, full-day prekindergarten program.

Dallas ISD STEM Department brings learning to life in schools

From underwater robotics to computer coding, the Dallas Independent School District STEM Department briefed trustees on the amazing work happening inside schools. STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – provides students with opportunities to grow through hands-on activities and ...

Dallas ISD is Cooking Up Change

Innovative ways to manage the cost of public school lunches; a hands-on approach to pushing back against childhood obesity; and the chance for a local high school culinary team to win a trip to Washington, D.C. – all three factors ...

Kirk awarded first James C. Belt Life Time Achievement Award

Ambassador Ron Kirk, former U.S. Trade Representative under President Barack Obama – the first African American to hold the position – was presented with the inaugural James C. Belt Life Time Achievement Award Feb. 25. The ceremony took place during ...

East Texas church holds 100 years of history

For more than 100 years, the Union Missionary Baptist Church has stood proudly at 520 Houston St. in Jefferson, having sustained fires both literal and figurative throughout the tumultuous Reconstruction period following the Civil War.

Fired for Venus Williams remark, ex-commentator sues ESPN

A tennis commentator dropped by ESPN for a remark about Venus Williams during the Australian Open sued the sports network Feb. 14 for wrongful termination.

Protesters meet new education secretary as she visits school

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ attempt to mend fences with teachers and parents across the country got off to a rocky start, when she was confronted by angry protesters during her first visit to a public school.

George Foreman to be inducted into TBSHF

The Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1996 by Dr. Harry Robinson in an effort to honor the achievements by outstanding African American athletes and coaches in Texas.