Inside Look

Even with advanced degrees, Black women earn less than White men

By Bria Nicole Stone, NNPA Newswire Contributor Black women have to work seven extra months to earn what White men were paid in 2016. On average, Black women make 67 cents on the dollar compared to White men. In a recent blog post to mark Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, researchers at the Economic Policy…

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Cheyney University, One of the Nation’s Oldest HBCUs, Could Lose Its Accreditation in September

By Stacy M. Brown, Washington Informer/NNPA Member After years of financial trouble and heartbreaking enrollment decline, Cheyney University, one of the oldest Black institutions of higher education in America, is on the verge of fiscal ruin and in danger of losing its accreditation. Cheyney’s problems have sparked rallies, protests and an outpouring of support and…

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AffordableSchools.net Announces The 30 Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s-Granting Historically Black Colleges/Universities

Historically Black Colleges & Universities have played a pivotal role in our nation’s history. As higher education moves online, many HBCU’s are offering online education opportunities for their students. In its mission to help students keep college reasonably priced, AffordableSchools.net has highlighted the most affordable online opportunities currently offered by HBCU institutions. You can view…

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Professor’s Diversity Fellowship Proves Transformative

When Kendall Deas was accepted into a prestigious diversity-focused fellowship program at the University of Michigan in 2016, he assumed the experience would help him grow as a professional and impart invaluable skills and insights that he could put to use in his role as a faculty member at the College of Charleston. But the…

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Educators Share Some Insight On 2017 Graduations

By Barney Blakeney Over 2,500 students from 14 Charleston County School District high schools are set to graduate this week. About 35 percent of the 2017 seniors were African American at the 135-day school year count. Some 75 percent of African American seniors in the class of 2016 graduated. At Charleston Southern University 657 students…

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Onlinecollegeplan.com Ranks Top 20 Best Historically Black Colleges with Online Programs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities, also known colloquially as HBCUs, are recognized across the board for a variety of things, such as academics, arts, and athletics. The spotlight hits a different angle in this college ranking, http://www.onlinecollegeplan.com/best-hbcu-online/ Top 20 Best Historically Black Colleges with Online Programs. Judged on the quality of education and flexibility, these…

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The Community Continues To Ponder Feb. 16 School Bus Incident

By Barney Blakeney The six North Charleston High School students arrested Feb. 16 for creating a disturbance on a school bus forces our community to respond to some harsh realities. We asked several individuals what that response might be. Local Black Lives Matter Charleston members reacted immediately with criticism of North Charleston police who responded…

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance last week to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn.…

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