Youth & Education

NNPA, New Journal and Guide Host National Black Parents’ Town Hall in Norfolk

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) recently hosted its second National Black Parents’ Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence at the Gethsemane Community Fellowship Church in Norfolk, Va. The event, which was livestreamed on Facebook and jointly hosted across the country in Los Angeles, kicked off the NNPA’s…

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Charleston County School of the Arts Graduate Caleb Smith Becomes South Carolina’s First Optimist International Oratorical World Champion

Caleb Smith went to St. Louis, MO to simply represent his family, the West Ashley Optimist Club, school, and state to the best of his ability at the Optimist International Oratorical World Championships. He did that, and more. Smith, who graduated from Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) this spring, won the 2018 world…

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South Carolina African American Heritage Commission Hosts Summer Teacher Institute

A group of 23 public school teachers from across South Carolina reversed roles and became students recently when they participated in the 2018 School Desegregation in South Carolina Summer Institute. The institute was sponsored by the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC). The mission of SCAAHC is to identify and promote the preservation of…

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Charleston Men Participate in Steve Harvey’s 2018 Mentoring Camp

By Frank Hill Entertainment mogul Steve Harvey held another successful mentoring camp program at the Rock Ranch in Rock, Georgia during Father’s Day weekend. Several Charleston area men were among the group of volunteer counselors. Johnny Orr, Frederick Pasley, and Christopher Thurman of Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. volunteered their time to participate…

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Claflin Scholars Prepare For Career Opportunities Through Summer Research

For some college students, the summer months are a brief respite from arduous study and rigorous classroom assignments. However, more than 60 Claflin University scholars in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics are conducting prodigious, results-driven research that will increase their chances of securing career opportunities and admission to prestigious universities, professional schools and…

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SC State University awarded $6.2 million for new, advanced cancer research center

ORANGEBURG, S.C. –  SC State University was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $6.2 million by the National Cancer Institute, to establish the South Carolina Disparities Research Center. A portion of the total $12.5 million award will fund the Medical University of South Carolina’s cancer disparities research. The two universities will collaborate on this…

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The U.S. Army Awards a $40,000 College Scholarship at the Salute to Youth Luncheon at the 100 Black Men of America National Conference

On June 14, 2018, Brig. Gen. Kevin Vereen provided opening remarks regarding how self-discipline and strong mentorship creates both personal and professional success. The remarks were delivered at the Salute to Youth Luncheon during the 100 Black Men, Inc. National Conference.   During the “Salute to Youth” luncheon the U.S. Army presented a college scholarship to…

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