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Power:Ed launches – A New Education Initiative in South Carolina

Power:Ed, started by South Carolina Student Loan Corp (SCSLC) to fund education initiatives in South Carolina, formally launched June 17. Power:Ed Director Sara Fisher says that  grants will be awarded to nonprofits, colleges and organizations that help South Carolina students succeed in school, their careers and life. Power:Ed will focus on helping high school and college students…

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New In-Depth Analysis of High School Graduation Rates Reveals Progress is Real, But Slowing, Indicating Urgency to Double Down on Equity Gaps

The national high school graduation rate reached an all-time high of 84.6 percent in 2017, up from 79 percent in 2010 and 71 percent since 2001. Hispanic, Black, and low-income students have continued to drive this increase with Hispanic students reaching an 80 percent graduation rate in 2017, Black students climbing to a 77.8 percent…

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The List of Missing Black Girls Continues to Grow

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Type the name Tawny Reed in the Google search engine and click on “News.” In doing so, one will find among the results, an obscure 1960s Welsh singer named Tawny Reed and even a headline from the Telegraph newspaper in the United Kingdom that reads, “The beautiful…

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Study: Suicide second leading cause of death for African-American youth

Suicide rates for African-American adolescents are skyrocketing, says Ball State University researcher. Jagdish Khubchandani, a health science professor, found that African-American adolescents (13–19 years of age) discovered that the rate of African-American male suicides increased by 60% and for AA females increased by 182% from 2001 to 2017. Over the 16-year period, there were 1,375…

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Black Girls Continue To Disappear But Few Eyebrows Are Raised

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The epidemic of missing and mostly forgotten African American girls continues to spread throughout the United States. While the names change, the stories remain similar. Miah Gourdine, just 16-years-old, was headed to school on Tuesday, April 23, but when attendance was taken at Carolina Forest High School…

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