Distractions lead the media and others to take their eyes off what’s vital to everyday life, particularly for African Americans, said Congressman Bobby Scott, the chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor.
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Congressman Bobby Scott Refused to Be Distracted as he Spearheads Two Important Bills

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The congressman’s comments and the advancement of the Rebuild America’s School Act comes as a new report revealed that white school districts receive $23 billion more in funding than non-white districts despite serving the same number of students. […read more]


Change Comes when Change is Demanded

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist   The 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s declaration of a war on poverty brought long overdue attention to his commitment. Today, with one in five children in America still raised in poverty, an accounting is vital as part Read More


It’s Not Rocket Science

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “In the 1960s, when my grandfather was teaching me to drive in his little red Ford Falcon, there was an epidemic of deaths on the highways in the United States, and young people were dying in very large numbers.” Read More


Black Children Among the Nation’s Poorest

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the American economy stumbles through an uneven  economic recovery, Black children continue to suffer record levels of poverty, including 1 in 4 Black children under 5 years of age that live in extreme poverty, Read More


Child Watch Column: Ready for School?

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Is your child ready to start school? For parents and children trying hard to enjoy at least a few weeks more of downtime before beginning back to school shopping and school year routines all over again, the answer is Read More


Head Start Intervention Improves Child Behavior

[UPI] EUGENE, Ore., July 2 (UPI) — An intervention involving a Head Start program produced significant improvements in the children’s behavior and parental stress, U.S. researchers say. University of Oregon neuroscientists said the new university initiative was designed as an addition to the regular Head Start Read More