Youth & Education

The 16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Returns to Rock Atlanta

Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) will make its highly-anticipated return to Atlanta on January 27, 2018, when eight marching bands from the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) take the field to dazzle fans with their music, choreography and pageantry. The polls are now open for the public to vote for their favorite…

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Whiteboard Animation Company Announces Scholarship Program for Young Women of Color

Next Day Animations is pleased to announce the second year of their scholarship program for young women of color pursuing higher education. Following a successful inaugural year, the “Girls Who Illustrate Awesomeness” Scholarship application will open on Monday Oct. 2, 2017. The “Girls Who Illustrate Awesomeness” Scholarship offers two $750 awards to young women or gender…

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Calvary Baptist 152nd Anniversary Features Claflin University Concert Choir

Claflin University Concert Choir will appear in a concert celebrating the 152nd Anniversary of Calvary Baptist Church, 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the church, 620 Rutledge Avenue. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and his wife Sandy are concert honorary chairs. Arthur Evans, Sr. is the pastor. Listed as a MOJA Festival event, the concert is…

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SC State Career Center to Host Annual Career Week

The SC State University Career Center will host its annual Career Week and Career Day Extravaganza on the campus during the week of Sept. 26-29. The week of events will include an open house, classroom information sessions by professionals, a presentation by Microsoft and will conclude with employment interviews held by representatives from Norfolk Naval…

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South Carolina State University Needs A Few Good Recruits

By Barney Blakeney South Carolina State University needs to come up with some people willing to serve on its board of trustees. And that needs to happen soon. Revelation that almost no one is offering as candidates to serve on the South Carolina State University Board of Trustees come as little surprise to many. If…

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Royal Baptist Church Gets Youth Ready For Life After High School

By Kurt Walker An eager crowd lined up outside of the Royal Baptist Church Conference Center on this past Saturday in anticipation of its 2017 College Fair.  Although slated to begin at 10:00am, a line was already assembled prior to the start time of folks waiting to enter. Hundreds of local students and their parents and…

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Gamma Xi Omega Hosts Political Empowerment Forum, Holds A.S.C.E.N.D. Graduation and Closing Program

Gamma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. AKA Connections committee executed a political empowerment forum to discuss pertinent issues directly impacting the community. This event was held Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at 689 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.  The President of the chapter, Mrs. Marguerite Middleton, greeted the…

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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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