Youth & Education

NNPA, Chevrolet Launch 2018 “Discover the Unexpected” Journalism Fellowship in Detroit

By Daja E. Henry, Ila Wilborn and Natrawn Maxwell, #TeamAuthentic, NNPA DTU Journalism Fellowship Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) have teamed up once again for the “Discover the Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program. The fellowship, in its third year, gives students attending Historically, Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) the opportunity of a…

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UNCF Brings 70+ Diverse HBCU Students Together for Annual Student Leadership Conference

As the U.S. becomes majority-minority, employers face a critical challenge: to find and hire the next generation of diverse professionals in the high-growth industries of business, computer science, education, engineering, finance, healthcare and technology. UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) addresses this need through its annual Student Leadership Conference (SLC), conducted this year May 29…

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Black Press, HBCUs Key to Energy Industry’s Outreach in the Black Community

By Freddie Allen, Editor-in-Chief, NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA.com As workers in the energy sector reach retirement age, the need to recruit, train and hire younger, more diverse talent will increase, dramatically. That’s why the American Petroleum Institute (API), “the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry,” according…

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Utah State and Fort Hare University Conservationist Tapped for U.N. Expert Panel on Biodiversity

U.N. activities for World Environment Day on June 6 were focused this year on plastic pollution. Marked every year since 1974, the day is celebrated in over 100 countries. Dr. Luthando Dziba, managing executive for conservation services at South African National Parks (SANParks) has been appointed to the UN body on biodiversity and ecosystems. Dziba,…

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Chevrolet Revs Up for Third Year of Journalism Fellowship for HBCU Students: Discover the Unexpected Fellows will receive $90,000 in scholarships and stipends

Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association have chosen six students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the 2018 Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship. With the help of NNPA editors and reporters, the Fellows will discover and share positive, inspirational and relevant stories from African-American communities during their eight-week summer internship. The 2018 DTU…

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Burke Scholar Wins Statewide Logo Contest for Shred360

Micah Brown helped start the Digital Arts program at Burke High School (BHS) in the 2016-2017 school year. If his students continue to win contests, the Digital Arts program is going to become a popular option for scholars there. Earlier this month, Shred360, a paper shredding company based in Columbia, announced Burke senior Hesham Hikal…

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New Exchange Club Program to Benefit Mentoring Projects

By Barney Blakeney America’s young people are its most precious resource. That’s what a group of Lowcountry men are saying as they invite others to join in supporting the Mentor Exchange Club of Charleston, a new project begun last October with the goal of developing a coalition of mentoring programs and providing funding for their…

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