Spotlights

Burke High School Educators Amelia Little and Edgar Johnson Honored at National Education Conference

New Tech Network (NTN) recognized Burke High School teachers, Amelia Little and Edgar “Chopper” Johnson from Charleston, South Carolina, with the NTN Best-in-Network award for their project, “Finding a Voice,” at the New Tech Annual Conference (NTAC) held in St. Louis, Missouri July 11-15. New Tech Network, a national nonprofit organization, is a leading design…

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Black Press, HBCUs Key to Energy Industry’s Outreach in the Black Community

By Freddie Allen, Editor-in-Chief, NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA.com As workers in the energy sector reach retirement age, the need to recruit, train and hire younger, more diverse talent will increase, dramatically. That’s why the American Petroleum Institute (API), “the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry,” according…

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Utah State and Fort Hare University Conservationist Tapped for U.N. Expert Panel on Biodiversity

U.N. activities for World Environment Day on June 6 were focused this year on plastic pollution. Marked every year since 1974, the day is celebrated in over 100 countries. Dr. Luthando Dziba, managing executive for conservation services at South African National Parks (SANParks) has been appointed to the UN body on biodiversity and ecosystems. Dziba,…

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Burke Scholar Wins Statewide Logo Contest for Shred360

Micah Brown helped start the Digital Arts program at Burke High School (BHS) in the 2016-2017 school year. If his students continue to win contests, the Digital Arts program is going to become a popular option for scholars there. Earlier this month, Shred360, a paper shredding company based in Columbia, announced Burke senior Hesham Hikal…

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Outstanding Students Honored at Trident Technical College’s Awards Day

Trident Technical College students and faculty members were recognized for their outstanding achievement and involvement in student organizations at TTC’s Awards Day ceremony held at the college’s Main Campus on May 3. The President’s Award/Kurtzman Prize, the highest honor which includes a monetary gift given to a graduating student on the basis of academic achievement,…

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Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Encourage Howard Graduates: Achieve Your Purpose

Special from Howard University (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Howard University alumnus and award-winning actor Chadwick Boseman spoke to graduates about the significance of making it to the top of the Hilltop during the Howard University 2018 Commencement Convocation May 12. In front of an audience of more than 8,000 family and friends, Boseman encouraged the graduates to…

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