Baton Rouge Businesswoman Designs “TransfHERmation” program for Young, Black Girls
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Baton Rouge Businesswoman Designs “TransfHERmation” program for Young, Black Girls

By Candace J. Semien (The Drum/NNPA Member) At a time when many messages for young girls seem to be conflicting, Baton Rouge teens are experiencing an influx of…

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OP-ED: I’m Passing the TMCF Baton to DSU President Dr. Harry L. Williams
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OP-ED: I’m Passing the TMCF Baton to DSU President Dr. Harry L. Williams

By Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. (Former President & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund) If you are like me, watching the Summer Olympics has always been a family affair.…

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OP-ED: Is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Weak on Student Loan Protections?
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OP-ED: Is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Weak on Student Loan Protections?

By Charlene Crowell (Communications Deputy Director, Center for Responsible Lending) In case you haven’t yet heard, Richard Cordray, the first-ever Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB),…

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Report: HBCUs Generate $14.8 Billion in Economic Impact
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Report: HBCUs Generate $14.8 Billion in Economic Impact

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) generate $14.8 billion in economic impact annually, according to a stunning new report by the…

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Why We Need More Black Men in Early Childhood Education
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Why We Need More Black Men in Early Childhood Education

By Royston Maxwell Lyttle (Principal, Eagle Academy Public Charter School/Grades 1-3) As educators, we have an obligation to give our students every opportunity to succeed. Parents rely on…

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Ohio’s Education Leaders Lean on Strong Literacy Programs to Close the Achievement Gap
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Ohio’s Education Leaders Lean on Strong Literacy Programs to Close the Achievement Gap

By Dr. Elizabeth Primas (Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign) While education officials in Ohio have identified six components for rating schools on their school report cards, they…

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Public Schools Are More Segregated Now than They Were 40 Years Ago
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Public Schools Are More Segregated Now than They Were 40 Years Ago

By Rushern Baker (County Executive, Prince Georges County, Md.) On November 4, 1952, Dr. Helen Kenyon addressed the Women’s Society of Riverside Church in New York City and…

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