Youth & Education

Wabash College’s Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies

By A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) – When I first met three students from Wabash College who had driven to Washington, DC to attend the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, I admit to being surprised when told that they were members of the college’s Malcolm X Society. I had heard…

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New Career Book From Executive and Leadership Development Coach Tamara S. Raymond Helps Young Adults Find Their Way

Executive and Leadership Development Coach Tamara S. Raymond’s new book, Careering: The Pocket Guide to Exploring Your Future Career, aims to help high-school and college-age students land in the right career. Published by New York- and Hampton Roads-based Morgan James Publishing, it is for sale as an ebook now on popular bookselling sites and releases in…

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Simmons Announces the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities

Simmons announced  that its new College of Media, Arts, and Humanities will be named in remembrance and honor of the late journalist Gwen Ifill, one of the College’s most distinguished alumnae. With the announcement of the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities, Simmons also is previewing a significant redesign of its academic structure.The Gwen…

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Twenty-Two HBCU Dance Teams Go Head to Head for the Chance to Win $25,000 in the #RadiantDanceOff Contest

Every weekend, hundreds of college women participate as dancers in high energy marching bands across the country. From show-stopping halftime performances to intricate routines, young dancers must be ready to perform every day of the month, under all circumstances. To help women demonstrate confidence during their toughest days, HBCU Dance Corporation, Inc. teamed up with…

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THE QUAD Internship Program Prepares HBCU Students for TV Careers

The producers of the groundbreaking BET drama The Quad have selected 8 students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to participate in a paid internship program that provides the unique opportunity to train in multiple departments while Season 2 of the series is in production. The Quad received over 250 applications for the 8 openings.…

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Constituents Refocus On An Academically Viable Garrett School

By Barney Blakeney Last week Charleston County School Board, after weeks of controversy and complaints from some in the community, continued a course previously decided and voted to follow its original plan to construct a new Center for Advanced Studies at North Charleston High School. A 2014 referendum was approved to fund three regional vocational…

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QEP To Host School Board Information Session November 16

The Quality Education Project (QEP) and its sponsors will host a school board information session on Thursday, November 16 from 6pm to 7:30pm at the ILA Local 1422 Hall (1142 Morrison Drive). This community clinic will provide an opportunity to learn more about the CCSD School Boards, advocating for public education and running for office…

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GoFundMe and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Partner To Help HBCU Students Pay For College

Earlier this week, GoFundMe announced a partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. GoFundMe and TMCF are teaming up to raise money in support of students at the nation’s 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “No American should be prevented from enrolling in and graduating…

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Policy Experts Discuss Educating Black Students in the New Jim Crow Era

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor After decades of desegregation efforts, federal civil rights laws, and other attempts to close the achievement gap, a high quality education remains an elusive goal for most Black children. In an effort to engage Black parents around reaching that elusive goal, educators and community stakeholders tackled leadership, educational…

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