The only way Black boys will learn to be Black men is that they must be taught by Black men. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)

COMMENTARY: Black Boys Need Rites of Passage Programs in 2019 Across the Country

NNPA NEWSWIRE — There are Black role models in the communities and the Black media has a responsibility to tell positive and powerful stories of Black men and women who are making a positive difference every day. The emphasis for Black men is to bring attention on the necessity for mentors, to help Black boys narrow the achievement gap in the country. […read more]


The Education of Dr. King

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   As he labored for social, civil and economic justice, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was extremely concerned both about the educational inequities that were a function of segregation, and about the purpose and quality of education. As early as Read More

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Back to School, Back to Basics

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Between early August and late September, students are going back to school. Before they go to school, though, they and their parents will hit the malls and stationary stores to prepare for their return. Retailers say that students and their Read More

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Learning to Teach Students How to Learn

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   African American students achieve at a different level than White students.  Test scores are lower, as are high school and college completion rates, and the number of African Americans attending four-year institutions is falling. The rate of African American suspensions and Read More


Unemployment Reaches Lowest Point Under Obama

Unemployment Reaches Lowest Point Under Obama By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After receiving poor marks for his performance in his nationally-televised debate with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama received a much-needed boost from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report Read More