Spotlights

The Root Announces 2018 Young Futurist List Recognizing The 25 Young African-American Leaders Shaping Our Future

News and culture publication for black America “The Root” has unveiled its 2018 class of Young Futurists, a distinction reserved for the best and brightest young African Americans, ages 15 to 22. The seventh edition of the annual list shines a light on the efforts and achievements of 25 rising stars in the fields of social…

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Parents, Black Publishers Discuss Excellence in Public Education During Black Press Week

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Educators and education experts discussed parental engagement, equity in education and teacher diversity, during a special breakfast session for the NNPA’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Public Awareness Campaign in Washington, D.C. The session took place during the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Black Press Week, an annual…

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Claflin University STEM Scholars Win National Awards at Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Six research scholars from Claflin University’s School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics won national awards during the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held recently in Phoenix, Arizona. Kia Cobb (Sumter HS/Sumter, S.C.) won for research presented in the category of Computational and Systems Biology and Adriana Dacres (International HS/Jamaica) placed first in…

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Baptist Hill High Senior Receives Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement

Ajani Brooks is a leader at Baptist Hill Middle High School (BHMHS); in the classroom, and in the school’s JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps) program. The United States Department of the Army noticed, too. For her academic excellence, military knowledge, and leadership, Brooks received the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement this month.…

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Readers are Leaders: Buy Your Children More Books

By Elizabeth Primas, Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign We are our children’s first teachers, and what we teach them makes a difference. According to research by Betty Hart of the University of Kansas and Todd Risley of the University of Alaska, by age 3, poor children have an accumulated experience with 30 million less…

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‘Work for a Cause and Not for Applause,’ VSU Graduates Told

By Thomas Kidd (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Virginia State University graduates received a lesson in delayed gratification before the 2017 Fall Commencement. Originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, the commencement program was postponed a day, keeping eager graduates waiting another 24 hours to receive their degrees, thanks to a storm system that passed through the Richmond-Petersburg area…

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