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Virtual rally pushes early learning investments

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius led a national effort last month to highlight the importance of a high-quality education for every child, from the start. During online panel discussions, experts urged viewers ...

A Traditional Message of Deliverance

“Marquinn Middleton and his choir are the next generation Kirk Franklin and the Family but on steroids,” said M. Legend Brown, a Dallas screenwriter and director. “Marquinn is unique, is fresh, and has you holding your breath until the end.”

Dallas Cowboys sign first round draft picks

When you think of the Dallas Cowboys, the main words that come to mind are: Super Bowl. Every year, the fans, players and coaches dream of that opportunity to become Super Bowl Champions again. This year is no different.

Project Transformation

Before heading out to training camp in Oxnard, Calif., to get ready for football season, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dwayne Harris made a stop in Pleasant Grove as part of its Project Transformation program.

Black clergy stand their ground against Zimmerman verdict

Just as they did during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, last Saturday’s demonstrations in more than 100 cities around the nation to protest the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on charges that he murdered 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, ...

Black pastors: Be aware and beware

Rev. John R. Jenkins Jr. looked out at the congregation of First Baptist Church of Glendarden and sighed.

HBCUs still highly valued

The presidents of Tennessee State University and American Baptist, both of whom are now heading their alma mater, and the dean at Meharry Medical College, a graduate of Howard University – said they are proof that Historically Black Colleges and ...

Bennett College welcomes new president

Bennett College officially introduced its 17th president, Rosalind Fuse-Hall, Monday at a press conference and reception held on the campus.

Exploring STEM careers for girls

With careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in high demand, it has become increasingly important to prepare junior high and high school students to enter these fields of study.

Mayor warns of ‘crisis’ in education

The education of Blacks has reached a state of crisis that demands a strong response from all African Americans, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson told members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at its annual convention in Nashville.

New budget: Dallas ISD employees to receive pay raise

Dallas ISD trustees approved a new budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year during its June 27 scheduled meeting. The district held a public hearing to receive input before a final vote was taken among the board members.

Nikyla Green’s big score

It was “nothing but net” for Spring Creek Elementary student Nikyla Green of Richardson, as she sank in 23 out of 25 free throw baskets in a national free throw shooting competition where she emerged as one of six national ...

Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund

An entry from the official blog of The U.S. Department of Education puts things in simple terms. “Recognizing that there is still so much work to do the First Lady acknowledged that today, one in three African American students drop ...

Homeownership, economic and social cost of the housing ‘Black tax’

If homeownership is, overwhelmingly, the foundation of individuals’ and families’ economic security in America, Black Americans face a profoundly difficult predicament. For when it comes to that signal marker, the wrenching economic shocks of the past half-decade have wiped out ...

Roosevelt alumni to celebrate 50th anniversary

Franklin D. Roosevelt High School turned 50 this year, and all alumni have been invited to celebrate their Mustang pride in a reunion this weekend.