Spotlights

South Carolina Educator, Anthony Broughton, Elected to NAEYC Governing Board

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) have announced the election of Anthony Broughton as Board Member At-Large to the association’s national governing board. He will serve a 4-year term beginning June 1, 2019. Anthony Broughton serves as a professor/early childhood coordinator at Claflin University, School of Education. Since his high school…

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Women’s History Month: Juanita Jackson Mitchell

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia When Juanita Jackson Mitchell died in 1992 at the age of 79, she was praised as one of Maryland’s heroines and as the matriarch of a family whose name became synonymous with civil rights causes. “It was fitting that she received recognition because she was always one…

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Young Transplant Recipient Surprised by Minnie Mouse, Trip to Walt Disney World

Earlier this year on Good Morning America, the world was introduced to eight-year-old Lexi, whose inspiring story of hope and perseverance touched hearts across the country. Lexi underwent a successful kidney transplant with her dad’s donation last week following a number of lifelong health issues. Lexi has repeatedly surprised her doctors with her resilience and exuberance,…

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Black PR Wire Power Profile: Marley Dias

Marley Dias is a teenage powerhouse, activist and feminist. She launched a social media campaign entitled #1000BlackGirlBooks in November 2015, when she was in sixth grade, with the goal to collect 1,000 books to donate for black girls. Dias’ book drive focuses specifically on books in which black girls are the main characters. In just…

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Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity launches transformation center

As part of its ongoing work to strengthen and grow teacher preparation at Minority Serving Institutions, the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity (BranchED) launched its national Teacher Preparation Transformation Center by kicking off its inaugural cohort of four universities. By participating in this cohort, the schools of education will join a unique community of practice where…

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Overcoming Tragedy and Celebrating Life Again

By Peire Wilson, LaGuardia Community College Of the more than 330,000 U.S. students studying abroad, only 6.1 percent are African American and 10.1 percent are Latino. This is one in a series of articles by students of color who are breaking down barriers by studying abroad thanks to the Frederick Douglass Global Fellows program, which awards 10…

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