Inside Look

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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African American Youth Fully Aware of Opportunities and Obstacles Within Education Landscape

Nearly 70 percent of low-income African American youth surveyed indicate success in school is a top priority, and 89 percent agree it is important to obtain a post-secondary education, according to a new report issued by UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (FDPRI). A Seat at the Table: African American Youth’s Perception of K-12 Education…

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Sumter And Williamsburg Schools: A Tale Of Two School Districts

By Barney Blakeney Things may or may not be getting better for schools in South Carolina’s infamous ‘Corridor of Shame’ since the state’s Supreme Court last December relinquished oversight of the approximately 24-year legal struggle to insure quality education to the predominantly Black students of its 36 school districts. In recent weeks Sumter County School…

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Young Black Professionals, HBCU Students Join Movement for Homeownership, Financial Education

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The housing crisis that caused more than nine million people to suffer foreclosure and even homelessness due to the economic slump across the U. S. 10 years ago, has now fully recovered for everyone – except people of color – especially African-Americans. “Black people are moving into homeownership at a much slower rate…

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Loíza: The Heart of Puerto Rico’s Black Culture

By Tatyana Hopkins, NNPA Newswire Special Correspondent/The Washington Informer Samuel Lind’s two-story wooden home functions as an art gallery and studio. When he’s at home, visitors can view his overwhelming collection of work, which ranges from colorful cartoonish posters for local festivals, to life-like paintings of Black women, to serious life-sized clay and bronze statues…

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