Category Archives: Education

Trump to order more effort to help black colleges

President Trump is expected to provide historically black colleges and universities a long-awaited boost as he looks to outdo his predecessors – including the nation’s first African-American president – on the issue. Trump will sign an executive order as soon as Monday, when the schools’ presidents arrive in Washington for a visit. It’s expected to… Read More »

Racism-white supremacy and the education crisis

What is the key to education reform in IPS and around the country? Contrary to some educational reform advocates’ claims, it is not school choice. Hold on, though, before you draw conclusions about where this column is going. Leaving room in an educational system for some variety and giving flexibility to some school administrators and… Read More »

National Society of Black Engineers Launches #BlackSTEMLikeMe Campaign

Leveraging the immense popularity of the hit movie “Hidden Figures,” the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has launched a nationwide campaign titled #BlackSTEMLikeMe. This unique multimedia initiative is aiming to encourage black students and professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to share their stories and passions; bring visibility to the important work… Read More »

NNPA Receives $1.5 Million Gates Grant for Education Campaign

When civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin Chavis was named president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), he remained true to form, touting the Black Press as the uncensored, objective and unflinching media voice of the Black community. On that sun-soaked day in June 2014 in Portland, Oregon, Chavis proclaimed his eagerness to… Read More »