HBCU Students “Discover The Unexpected” with the Black Press
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HBCU Students “Discover The Unexpected” with the Black Press

By Noni Marshall and Alexa Imani Spencer (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellows) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) kicked off the second year of the “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism…

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Making the Case for Investing in HBCUs
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Making the Case for Investing in HBCUs

By Rushern Baker (County Executive, Prince George’s County, Md.) UNCF’s iconic, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” advertising campaign remains the gold-standard for shining light on…

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President Trump, Ed Sec DeVos Make False Claims about Education Policies
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President Trump, Ed Sec DeVos Make False Claims about Education Policies

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos continue to make misleading statements about Common Core State Standards (CCSS), muddying the…

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HBCU Leaders, Advocates Must Engage Democrats and Republicans
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HBCU Leaders, Advocates Must Engage Democrats and Republicans

By Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. (President and CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund) As the president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), I’m spending a good…

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President Trump’s Cruel War on Children
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President Trump’s Cruel War on Children

By Marian Wright Edelman (President, Children’s Defense Fund) Our nation’s budget should reflect our nation’s professed values, but President Trump’s 2018 Federal Budget, “A New Foundation for America’s…

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Building a Pipeline of HBCU Students to Washington, D.C.
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Building a Pipeline of HBCU Students to Washington, D.C.

By Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-N.C.) Summer internships are one important way that students can explore passions they want to pursue as a profession. They are exposed to a…

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Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act
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Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

By Dr. Elizabeth Primas (Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Media Campaign) During the month of May, many of us celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education…

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TSU Students Debate the Value of Black Celebrities Visiting With Trump
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TSU Students Debate the Value of Black Celebrities Visiting With Trump

There has been much controversy in the news lately about African American celebrities having sit down meetings with then President-elect Trump. We gathered four members of the award-winning…

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GM Hosts Discover Your Drive Diversity Journalism Program at NAIAS
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GM Hosts Discover Your Drive Diversity Journalism Program at NAIAS

DETROIT — General Motors (GM) launched its second annual Discover Your Drive diversity journalism program Jan. 7-11, hosting 13 college students and nine professional journalists as mentors from…

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