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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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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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Black Millennials Say Student Loan Debt Crippling Their Chances to Advance to Higher Education

By Jasmine Hardy Special from Howard University News Service (TriceEdneyWire.com) – When Danielle Douglas began her career after graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Howard University, things were tough. “I was living paycheck to paycheck, just breaking even,” said Douglas, 27, who began working immediately after graduation at Meridian Charter Public School in Washington. “At…

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A Call For Justice For African Children

Children are very much on the political and public agenda across Africa today. The African Union has adopted a charter to protect them and a mechanism to hold governments accountable for the fulfillment of their rights. Even so, the reality on the ground is somber and sobering. The number of child prisoners continent wide is…

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Black Educators Share Success Stories at the 2018 National Title I Conference in Philadelphia

By Lynette Monroe, Program Assistant, NNPA ESSA Public Awareness Campaign Salome Thomas-EL, a charter school principal and award-winning national education expert, captivated an audience of over 500 educators with his keynote address on overcoming barriers to success at the 2018 National Title I Conference in Philadelphia, Penn. Title I schools are characterized by the additional…

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A Heroine Honored: Barbara Johns Day in Virginia Honored Student Activist Who Helped Dismantle Public School Segregation

By Saraya Wintersmith Special from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Today’s students need to continue to speak out when they see injustice. That was the message from Joan Johns Cobbs, the younger sister of the late Barbara Johns, and Mrs. Cobbs’ classmate, Joy Cabarrus Speakes, as Virginia prepared to celebrate the first Barbara Johns Day…

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