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Atlanta Xavier U Student Stresses Need to Support HBCUs

It has often been said great wisdom comes out of the “mouth of babes”. Nicholas Reese is no babe. He is a 19-year-old native Atlantan and a sophomore at Xavier University of New Orleans, one of the city’s two historically ...

Atlanta Public Schools Prep Students for the New Year

Yes, it’s that time already. Classes kick off for students in the Atlanta Public School System on Wednesday, August 3 under a new charter school system.

100 Black Men and GM STEM Promoting STEM for Today’s Youth

Items that we use and interact with on a daily basis such as cars, televisions, phones and computers would not exist nor function without crucial developments in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Enlightening the Power of STE[A]M

Coding and cartoons? It may sound like a strange pairing, but it could prove to be an effective way of introducing coding to young children of color. Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoon Network and Google have formed a partnership to make that ...

Report finds segregation in education on the rise

Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children.

Morris Brown College Still Standing After 135 Years

It may come as a surprise to many and news to some despite having an enrollment of less than 75 students, the historic Morris Brown College is not closed.

National Newspaper Publishers Association and Chevrolet Launch Journalism Fellowship at Howard University

Howard University communications students are getting the chance to change the narrative of media reporting in the African American community with the help of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Chevrolet.

Atlanta School Board Approves Turnaround plan

Sometimes a major change can be a hard pill to swallow. Thus was the case Monday night when the Atlanta Board of Education unanimously voted to approve school superintendent Meria Carstarphen’s turnaround plan for some of the system’s worst schools.

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.

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