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Black Press Joins Congressional Black Caucus in Denouncing New Cuba Travel Ban
November 7, 2019
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the chair of the CBC, said suspending flights from the United States to all destinations outside of Havana is yet another cruel and counterproductive policy put forth by the Trump administration. ... read more »
New Jersey Seminary to Pay $27 Million in Reparations for Ties to Slavery
November 7, 2019
"The Seminary's ties to slavery are a part of our story," Barnes stated. "It is important to acknowledge that our founders were entangled with slavery and could not envision a fully integrated society. We did not want to shy away from the uncomfortable part of our history and the difficult conversations that revealing the truth would produce." ... read more »
Shaq partners with CIS and Epson to Donate to L.A. Schools
October 17, 2019
NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal teamed up with Epson and Communities in Schools (CIS) to donate color printers, projectors and white boards to 11 schools. The schools will also have two years of free printer ink. To celebrate the partnership, O’Neal visited Daniel Webster Middle School to speak with the CIS kids and be the surprise guest at a schoolwide pep rally. ... read more »
Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Harvard in Affirmative Action Lawsuit
October 17, 2019
Harvard College’s lawsuit regarding the usage of race in admissions was upheld by federal judge Allison Burroughs Tuesday, Oct. 1. ... read more »
Loyola Marymount University’s TLC Program Strives for Black Excellence
August 29, 2019
Program participants articulated a great deal of confidence, excitement, and overall gratitude regarding their experience. ... read more »
LAUSD Parcel Tax Measure Defeated
June 6, 2019
The no votes on Measure EE led 52.24%-47.76% with 539 of 888 precincts, 60.7%, reporting, according to figures released by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. ... read more »
Inaugural Grand African Run Announced in Washington
May 10, 2019
“The more I thought about this idea of the Grand African race I began to see how we can bring the African diaspora and friends of Africa together, to promote our togetherness, to promote that which binds us and to promote all the wonderful accomplishments and the amazing things that are getting ready to come to Africa,” said Her Excellency, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the Ambassador of the African Union Mission. ... read more »
Virginia Educator Wins 2019 National Teacher of the Year
May 9, 2019
His classroom is a collaborative partnership between himself and his students and is anchored in him providing a civic centered education ... read more »
NNPA President Moderates Inspirational CBCF Avoice Heritage Celebration
March 1, 2019
In moderating the panel of awardees, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. began with the ultra-popular Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the first Black woman to chair the House Committee on Financial Services. He asked Waters what could be expected from her committee in terms of improving the quality of life in Black communities. ... read more »
EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHT: Rebecca Francis 
January 3, 2019
Francis has visited over 25 high-performing schools across the nation to learn what it takes to make award-winning, high-quality public charter schools. She believes charter schools offer an alternative option to parents and students who are not satisfied with the options available to them.  ... read more »
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson’s Response to Secretary DeVos’ Plan to Arm Teachers
August 31, 2018
“This is yet another example of Secretary Betsy DeVos’s disdain for our nation’s public schools and underscores the urgent need for Democrats to remain steadfast in the fight to safeguard our students, teachers, and schools.” ... read more »
USC BAA Aligning for Black Excellence in Higher Education Summit III: R.I.S.E. (Reshaping Identity Informed by Stereotypes vs. Experiences
March 11, 2018
USC BAA Aligning for Black Excellence in Higher Education Summit III: R.I.S.E. (Reshaping Identity Informed by Stereotypes vs. Experiences ... read more »
Long Beach State University’s ‘Feed a Need’ Drive Will Provide More Than 1,000 Meals for Food-Insecure Students
February 8, 2018
In March 2015, CSULB implemented its Basic Needs Initiative – a campuswide program with targeted services to address housing and food insecurity among students ... read more »
Chicago Public Schools Working to Close Achievement Gap
January 25, 2018
Research has also revealed that Chicago students, on average, repeatedly outperform their peers outside the city. ... read more »
Cute Kids and High Achievers (Including Harvard and Yale admits)!
January 18, 2018
Cute Kids and High Achievers (Including Harvard and Yale admits)! ... read more »
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