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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Disparities in early childhood education

Though the nation increasingly recognizes the importance of early childhood education, young African Americans and other children of color continue to trail their White counterparts on key measurements, according to a report by the Center for American Progress, an independent ...

Modeling the expectation for tomorrow’s leaders

The Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy was developed based on the ideas of brotherhood and leadership.

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