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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.

Reduce college debt … start in high school

College is a significant investment and how to pay for it can be a major source of concern for parents and students. However, there are ways to reduce the amount of debt you take on when preparing for higher education.

The Journey - Pain, Fear & Faith

“Why is this happening to us?” gospel singer Anita Jarrell-Robertson would angrily pray as her 1-year-old daughter Jessica struggled through leukemia treatments. “What did we do?” she would demand of the heavens above. “Where are you? Where are you?” she ...

‘I’m still standing’: Rachel Jeantel, a year after Trayvon Martin trial

As Rachel Jeantel inched toward a high school diploma, she tried to keep in mind that she had a promise to keep. Her slain friend, Trayvon Martin, would have wanted her to finish school, and she had promised his parents ...

Full-time employment hurts Black students’ full-time enrollment

More than 60 percent of Black students could receive greater financial aid for college through the Pell Grant program, if they were enrolled full-time, according to a new report by the National Urban League.

Richland College to offer STEM Camp

Richland College, located at 12800 Abrams Road, will offer two types of science, technology, engineering and mathematics camps for children ages 7 through 17 this summer.

Parent praticipation celebrated during resource fair

Parent praticipation celebrated during resource fair

Magic Moment

Do you believe in Magic? Cookie and Earvin “Magic” Johnson still believe.

Dallas ISD’s successes, challenges

Since taking over as Dallas ISD superintendent, Mike Miles has made several notable changes in the district. There are more changes to come, he announced during his speech at the third Annual Education Summit presented by the Oak Cliff Chamber ...

Student beats cancer twice before graduating

A few months ago, Wendy Jacobson was planning her own funeral. She and her daughter, Brooke, discussed the arrangements over the phone.

Obama administration to grade teacher training

Teachers have always graded students. The Obama administration feels the time has come for someone to grade teachers.