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.

Prairie View to break ground for multi-million dollar stadium

A $60 million Football Stadium & Athletic Field House project scope and budget was recently approved by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents for Prairie View A&M University.

Bowie given huge ‘Community’ welcome

“A star has risen on the spiritual horizon of our city in the person of Dr. Michael Bowie Jr.,” said Rep. Helen Giddings for Texas Dist. 109 during a gala reception to honor a new pastor in the city of ...

Black pollster: Democrats got their ‘butt’ whipped

Even with overwhelming support from Black voters, Democrats still lost control of the United States Senate in the midterm elections and President Barack Obama will have to compromise with the GOP-controlled Congress in order to get anything done in his ...

Residents: Miles, apologize or resign

Dallas ISD parents and students, along with concerned residents, continued to call for either an apology from Superintendent Mike Miles or his resignation during the Dallas ISD school board meeting held at the district administration building on Ross Avenue on ...

Miles called ‘bully’ for removal of Nutall

These were some of the labels tossed out to describe Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles at a spirited Oct. 16 emergency meeting called by former school board trustee Ron Price. The meeting, held at the Martin Luther King ...