Youth & Education

CBC Members Host Forum About Racism On College Campuses

By Lauren Victoria Burke and Freddie Allen Congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, recently hosted a forum on Capitol Hill titled “Affirmative Action, Inclusion, and Racial Climate on…

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HBCU RESEARCH Magazine Highlights Innovation and Cutting-Edge Scientific Discoveries at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Howard University graduates pioneered the modern blood bank. Morgan State and Tuskegee University scientists invented the best-selling Super Soaker toy. And Xavier University researchers in New Orleans have come up with a new plant-based “super cocktail” to attack breast cancer cells.  These are a few of the stories included in HBCU RESEARCH magazine, the first-ever…

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Even with advanced degrees, Black women earn less than White men

By Bria Nicole Stone, NNPA Newswire Contributor Black women have to work seven extra months to earn what White men were paid in 2016. On average, Black women make 67 cents on the dollar compared to White men. In a recent blog post to mark Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, researchers at the Economic Policy…

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Magnolia Foundation grant supports two Trident Tech scholarships named after former slave

For the second consecutive year, the Magnolia Plantation Foundation has funded scholarships for two students pursuing associate degrees in horticulture and hospitality and tourism management at Trident Technical College. Eleis Lester, a resident of downtown Charleston resident, and Litasha Banks, who lives in North Charleston, are recipients of the scholarships named for 19th century attorney,…

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The Citadel Remembers Joseph Shine, School’s Second Black Graduate

By Barney Blakeney September 7, The Citadel will remember Joseph Dawson Shine, a 1971 graduate of the military college. Shine was the military college’s second African American to attend the school. Many younger Charlestonians may not know of Shine or remember him. He died in 2003 at age 53. But Shine’s unsung legacy is one…

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Student Darius Kelly wins That BIG Book Sale design competition

The Charleston Friends of the Library, in partnership with the Art Institute of Charleston, launched its 4th annual That BIG Book Sale design competition last month.  This year’s winner is student Darius Kelly who impressed the four judges with his incredible design that is literally “out of this world”. “The poster competition is part of…

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National HBCU Pre-Law Summit Presents Game-Changing Opportunity for HBCU Students and Alumni Interested in Law School

The Fourth Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo 2017 Sponsored by AccessLex Institute is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Bennett College andSaturday, September 16, 2017 at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. This groundbreaking summit is the exclusive national event of its kind in the…

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Cheyney University, One of the Nation’s Oldest HBCUs, Could Lose Its Accreditation in September

By Stacy M. Brown, Washington Informer/NNPA Member After years of financial trouble and heartbreaking enrollment decline, Cheyney University, one of the oldest Black institutions of higher education in America, is on the verge of fiscal ruin and in danger of losing its accreditation. Cheyney’s problems have sparked rallies, protests and an outpouring of support and…

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Metanoia Prepares For Renovation Of Former Chicora Elementary Site

By Barney Blakeney The non-profit Metanoia Community Development Corporation in North Charleston’s Chicora/Cherokee neighborhood is set to begin a project to renovate the former Chicora Elementary School on Success Street. CEO Rev. Bill Stanfield said the City of North Charleston which owns the former school property, recently approved the organization’s proposal to renovate the building…

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