Youth & Education

Claflin University Becomes a Regional Hub for Coding and Creativity

July 17, Claflin University announced it will become a regional hub for Coding and Creativity as part of Apple’s Community Education Initiative and Tennessee State University’s HBCU C2 initiative designed to bring coding and creativity experiences to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and their communities. “We are extremely excited and grateful for our selection…

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Dominion Energy Commits $35 Million to Initiative Supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Student Scholarships

  Dominion Energy is launching a $35 million initiative in support of African American and underrepresented minority students. This six-year program will support historically black colleges and universities in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina. Additionally, as part of the initiative, a $10 million scholarship fund will be created to support African American and…

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CCSD offering virtual and real-time Summer-Mester program

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is offering a virtual Summer-Mester program through July 31, 2020. Students will receive meaningful small group reading and writing instruction provided by a highly qualified teacher of reading. Students enrolled in the virtual program will receive 40 minutes of direct small group instruction in either literacy or math each day.…

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BLACK GIRLS LEAD 2020 Goes Virtual in Partnership with emerge

  BLACK GIRLS ROCK! announces its annual BLACK GIRLS LEAD conference, in partnership with hair care brand emerge, taking place July 31-August 1, 2020.  This year’s conference has been re-imagined as a virtual event and is designed to bring together young girls across the nation for two days of self-discovery, reflection and celebration.  The partnership between…

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Social Justice Fellowship Applications Now Open

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) National Racial Equality Initiative for Social Justice (NREI) Fellowship applications are open today through August 14, 2020. The 12-month fellowship will begin September 2020. Created in response to the historically unleveled playing field for minorities, and the recent protests and police killings of unarmed African Americans, CBCF’s NREI racial equity framework will have an evidence-based…

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African American High School Music Group Releases Groundbreaking Animated Video Addressing Current Social Issues

The Paragon Project, a revolving collective of nationally-recognized high school artists, found a unique way to release its fourth album as schools shut down and live performances stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The full project will be released as an illustrated lyric video on July 10, 2020, via YouTube. The album features songs with Truck North of The Grammy award…

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Trident Literacy Receives Grant From Power:Ed For $150,000 

Trident Literacy Association has announced it has received a $150,000 grant from Power:Ed. Trident Literacy Association will use the funds to provide intensive case management to help motivated adult students through their new PACESETTERS Program. Case managers will guide these students as they complete their GED curriculum and build competencies like writing resumes, computer skills, interviewing…

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Rep. JA Moore Calls on SC Superintendent to Waive Standardized Testing Regardless of US Dept.’s Decision

As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, Rep. JA Moore (D-Berkeley) is calling on State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman to waive standardized testing regardless of whether or not the US Department of Education approves of it. “The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted our education system,” Rep. Moore stated in a letter to Superintendent Spearman on…

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SBA Celebrates the Launch of New South Carolina Women’s Business Centers

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced June 30 the launch of two South Carolina Women’s Business Centers hosted by HBCU Benedict College in Columbia, SC and Community Works Women’s Business Center in Greenville, SC.  These new opportunity centers will carry out the mission of helping women-owned small businesses start, grow, expand and recover their businesses as America works to restart the economy.  The commitment…

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HBCU Buzz Presents: 2020 HBCU Top 30 Under 30

For the sixth year, HBCU Buzz presents the HBCU Top 30 Under 30, honoring the achievements of alumni of historically Black colleges and universities. The next HBCU Top 30 class is a combination of bold leaders in the fields of politics, community, technology, entertainment, entrepreneurship, fashion, health, education and money. Right now, more than ever, HBCU Buzz prioritizes…

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