AU Center students offer stories to promote positive black images

Students rallied from three of the nation’s leading historically black colleges and universities to promote positive images of African-American youth.

Eight Atlanta Public Schools students named Class of 2020 REACH Georgia Scholars on Statewide Signing Day

Eight Atlanta Public Schools (APS) eighth grade students were named REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Georgia Scholars and participated in the REACH Statewide Signing Day Ceremony with APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Ed.D, Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal, and ...

Aunt Jemima Found after Nearly 100 Years

Her name was Nancy Green. Away from the elaborate tombs and ornate grave markers bearing the prominent names of national celebrities, Chicago’s upper class and Black elite, she has been buried for nearly 100 years somewhere in Oak Woods Cemetery ...

ABCs for Back to School

As summer winds down and fall approaches, families across the country are resuming the school routine.

Black Children Experiencing Post-Recession Gains

Eight years after the Great Recession, Black children are prospering in some regards and still struggling in others – this, according to the latest Kids Count Data Book, a respected report on child wellbeing issued each year.

Even Though Blacks Borrow More for College, Enrollment Declines

Recognizing that a college degree is one of the surest paths to a job and economic security, Black families are taking on more student loan debt than White and Hispanic families, according to a new report by Wells Fargo.

College Bound Make your personal space pop

Academics aside, gearing up for college is a big job. Whether you’re headed to the dorms or sharing an apartment or house with friends, making your surroundings comfortable and functional will let you focus on your studies.

The APS Cheating Scandal Continues

After eight months, the longest and biggest corruption case in Georgia – continues.

Has Justice Been Served?

With a guilty verdict finally reached after eight days of deliberations in one of the state’s longest corruption trials in history, now the convicted Atlanta educators and their families must sit on pins and needles for the sentencing phase scheduled ...

Clark Atlanta University selects Ronald A. Johnson as fourth president

Clark Atlanta University Tuesday announced that its incoming president is a prominent investor, finance, and education professional from the Lone Star State.

APS Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen receives inaugural Phoenix Award during Selma’s 50th Anniversary Jubilee Celebration

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent and Selma native, Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen, received the inaugural Phoenix Award from The Sullivan and Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson Foundation and Museum, Inc. March 8, in Selma, AL.

Historically black colleges face uncertain future

(AP) - Three days before Payton Wilkins returned home to Detroit last May with a bachelor’s degree, his cousin was arrested for selling heroin and crack cocaine.

Homeless valedictorian moves from shelter to Georgetown dorm

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Last month, Rashema Melson lived in a single room with her mother and two of her six siblings at a Washington, D.C., homeless shelter. Now, she lives in a dorm room at Georgetown University.

Colleges are working harder to stop ‘the summer melt’

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The excitement of acceptance into that dream college has passed. The first day of classes is still weeks away. But the resources provided by high school teachers and computer labs are no longer available for recent ...

Math + Science = High Paying Job

WASHINGTON (AP) - The study of math and science appears to be a big plus no matter whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released ...