Inside Look

Donors Attempt to Save Bennett College by Deadline

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A drive to help raise $5 million and save the accreditation of Bennett College received a boost this week as donations began to pour in ahead of the Friday, Feb. 1 deadline. The Papa John’s Foundation and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation of Winston-Salem, each pledged a…

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How Zip Codes Relate to Achievement Gaps

By Akil Wilson There’s no question that education quality has an extraordinary impact on the future lives of students. As a parent of a new middle school student, I can personally attest to the importance of dedicated teachers, early childhood education and a focused, personalized approach to education. In numerous studies it has been shown…

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Racial Profiling and Teaching While Black at VCU

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder was forced to wonder aloud – on social media and his own website – about racism at a prominent commonwealth school after a black professor was questioned regarding whether she really was a faculty member. “The recent experience at [Virginia Commonwealth…

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Done to us Not With Us: Calling for New Voices

By Khalilah Long, Communications Manager, UNCF Parents play critical roles in their child’s achievement from kindergarten through high school graduation. Parent advocacy has proven to have positive implications on student educational success. But who advocates for and supports parents and caregivers? In African American households, oftentimes, clergy or other prominent community leaders are the galvanizing…

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Uproar Over Expulsion of Famed Anti-Colonialist Professor

China’s influence in Africa has some leaders trying hard to please their new, rich and seemingly generous foreign partners. This week, Zambian authorities roiled the nation’s waters by deporting an influential pan-Africanist professor before he could disembark at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and before he could address a class of graduating university seniors on the…

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Artist Christopher “kolpeace” Johnson Raising Funds and Taking Requests to Further His Blossoming Career Through Grad School

By Damion Smalls Christopher Johnson is a real one. Whether it’s being showcased at the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest, wowing crowds with live artistic performances around the nation, or motivating the youth with his words of encouragement and reflection, Johnson has seen his profile rise tremendously in recent years. This fall, the artist widely…

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