Inside Look

Georgetown Students Approve Reparations Measure

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Georgetown University could become the first college in the nation to mandate a fee to benefit descendants of slaves sold by the university nearly 200 years ago – a debate, as first reported by ABC News, that takes place against the backdrop of a broader political conversation unfolding on…

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College of Charleston Panel Explores 65th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education Ruling

By Amanda Kerr To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the hallmark Supreme Court decision Brown vs. Board of Education, Millicent Brown and Caroll Y. Turpin will share their experiences as children who desegregated South Carolina’s public schools in the 1960s during a forum at the College of Charleston on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The event, which is…

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NNPA Leadership and Other Prominent Black Voices Speak Out on College Exam Scandal

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. was among several prominent African Americans who said they view the recent $25 million college admissions scam as “affirmative action for the rich” and yet another example of white privilege. “This is a question…

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NJ Middle School Teacher Calls Students ‘N Word’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A science teacher at a New Jersey School has been suspended with pay after allegedly calling students the “N-word.” Bruce Bassetti was suspended last week after heatedly reprimanding students at Penns Grove Middle School in Southern New Jersey. “I’m tired of these n—–s,” he allegedly said. The…

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Tackling the High Cost of Student Loan Debt

There’s no way around it: Americans are drowning in student loan debt, collectively owing $1.5 trillion. Rising college costs mean that number isn’t likely to drop much in the next few decades. The average student borrower takes out around $26,000 in loans over the course of a bachelor’s degree — debt that’s impossible to discharge…

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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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