Inside Look

Distance Learning Earns an ‘F’ in Most Poor Homes

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com By Frederick H. Lowe (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Illinois Governor J. Robert “JB” Pritzker recently announced that remote learning for Illinois pre-K-12 students enrolled in public and private schools will continue their studies until the end of the academic year while schools remain closed to stop or slow the spread of COVID-19. “Following careful…

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CORONAVIRUS IMPACT: School Closure Presents Myriad Of Challenges To Black Students

By Barney Blakeney For many Black families local school closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic creates challenges surrounding childcare, but the myriad of challenges extend much further. Yvonne and her daughter have been rotating the responsibility of childcare as they took days off from work to care for Yvonne’s two granddaughters. Yvonne’s job gives…

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Howard University Cancels 2020 Commencement After Reporting First Direct Coronavirus Case

By Josyana Joshua Special from the Howard University News Service (Howard University News Service/TriceEdneyNewsWire) – As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the world and the United States, Howard University announced their first direct positive case of the virus and announced that the school’s commencement would be canceled. In an emailed statement, Howard University President…

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CofC Serves Empowers Cougars to Give Back

By Amanda Kerr Being of service is about giving back to make a difference not because you’ll receive praise, but because you take joy in knowing your efforts will make someone else’s life better. That’s why the College of Charleston’s 250th Community Engagement Committee, in connection with the 250th Anniversary Celebration Office, is launching CofCServes as part…

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New Grant to Help Reduce Unplanned Pregnancies in Berkeley County

Berkeley County First Steps has received a $2,500 grant from the New Morning Foundation to expand its doula contraceptive education services within the Choose Well initiative of the Foundation.  The new funding will enable the nonprofit’s doula program to expand from providing individual labor support to women throughout the Berkeley County community to also offering…

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Harvard Graduate Builds Fastest Growing Black-Owned School Turnaround Non-Profit Working to Improve the Lives of Underserved Children

There is much you can accomplish with a Harvard Law degree, but one graduate has used his to build a groundbreaking school turnaround network focused on serving children in underserved communities across the country. Earl Martin Phalen graduated from Harvard Law School in 1993 and is CEO and Founder of George and Veronica Phalen Leadership…

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