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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.

Striving to develop an attitude of gratitude

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I can sigh a deep, well-deserved sigh of relief. Being thankful for everything is very hard work

Black college students: We need Minister Farrakhan

After a 29-year absence from appearing at Morgan State University, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan returned to the campus Nov. 22 with fiery words and encouragement for the young people at Morgan State and at all Historically Black Colleges and ...

Obama urges school districts to get ‘ConnectED to the Future’

President Barack Obama gathered school leaders and educators from across the country at the White House on Nov. 19 to host “ConnectED to the Future,”

Harvard, UNC sued over their admission policies

Lawsuits filed Nov. 17 against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation.

Dallas ISD favors TEA investigation

The continued concern over the removal of Dallas ISD Trustee Bernadette Nutall from Dade Middle School by police at the request of Superintendent Mike Miles on Oct. 13 moved school board trustees to take action on the issue during a ...

Court rules Michigan not obligated to provide quality education

In a blow to schoolchildren statewide, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled on Nov. 7 that the state of Michigan has no legal obligation to provide a quality public education to students in the struggling Highland Park School District.