Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Champion for Equity in Education

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s influence on the Civil Rights Movement is indisputable, but his fight for equity in education remains a mystery to some. That fight began with his own education. “He clearly had an advanced, refined Read More


D.C. Chess Club Changes Lives

By Sam P.K. Collins Special to the NNPA News Wire from For young, Black men living in Washington, D.C., the game of chess provides an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills that prove essential in avoiding common pitfalls. It also allows them to revel Read More


Arne Duncan’s Wars

(Politico) – Education Secretary Arne Duncan is a mild-mannered, even-tempered, introverted kind of guy, but he’s spent much of his six and a half years in Washington in combat. He’s fought with school choice activists, student debt activists, gun activists, for-profit colleges, black colleges, traditional Read More


No Bullets, No Books

For more than a century, descendants of enslaved Africans could be punished or put to death for learning to read or arming themselves. The strategy: Keep Black America ‘dumb’ and defenseless. By Karsceal Turner Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier From the beginning, Read More


Technology in Education: Research

by Johnny Taylor, MIT, MBA Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Over the last group of weeks we have been covering Technology in Education which included insights into Education Technology Infrastructure, Research and E-Learning. This week we will conclude the series with Read More


Civic Lessons and Civil Rights

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Sam Cooke’s early 1960s pop tune, “Don’t Know Much About History,” was a big hit on the charts. Unfortunately, the gospel and soul star’s lyrics also expressed a reality that still haunts American society. Just Google the phrase 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