Yara Shahidi has got her pick of schools to attend this fall! As college acceptance season begins to wind down, many high school seniors are still waiting to find out which school they got into. The Black-ish star, however, doesn’t have to wonder because she got into all the schools she applied for. Shahidi, who […]


Marvel Comics character Riri Williams, an African-American woman superhero, was featured in MIT’s admissions video.

Supermodel Tyra Banks is slated to teach a class at Stanford University next spring. It remains to be seen whether smiling with the eyes – a phrase she coined as a host of America’s Next Top Model on the CW Network – will be part of the Graduate School of Business class curriculum. Banks, 42, […]

  getty image In a world of utter turmoil, every once in a while, there’s a story that shows the capacity for humans to love. And this story out of Barnesville, GA will pull at your heartstrings. Nineteen-year-old Fred Barley is homeless, but understands the importance of higher education. Despite natural elements of rain or […]

At first glance, you’d think Destyni Tyree leads a charmed life. She was voted prom queen by her peers and was captain of the cheerleading squad. She also completed high school in two years, earning a 4.0 grade point average and snagging a full-ride scholarship to Potomac State College of West Virginia University. “Accomplished,” Tyree, […]

Elizabeth Swanson isn’t happy. Her students are singing a choir favorite, and their pitch is perfect, the harmonies in sync. But they aren’t feeling it. Worse, they aren’t believing it. “Okay, okay, let’s hit the pause button,” the director of the Nyack College Chorale says while waving her conductor’s hand in the practice room in […]


Watch Roland Martin, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Rev. William Barber, Edith Bartley, and the NewsOne Now panel discuss the battle against SB 873 in the video clip above.

It’s fair to say that Hurl Taylor loves to learn. The 77-year-old Ellenwood great-grandfather and prominent attorney on Monday earned his eighth degree, this time a Master of Religion in Public Life from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. The program is not for someone interested in ordination, but rather someone who wants to be […]

Malia Obama, the oldest of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s two daughters, will attend Harvard University. She’ll begin there in the fall of 2017, after taking a gap year, the White House announced Sunday. She’ll be a member of the class of 2021. Obama said at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on […]

The students at Chicago Urban Prep Academy are celebrating their successes – and rightfully so! Each member of the school’s graduating class of 2016 has committed to attending a four-year college or university that they have been accepted to. This is the seventh straight year that the school’s graduating class has had a 100 percent college […]

Chicago twins Deprice and Shaprice Hunt have set an extremely high bar for other high school seniors. The twins were recently accepted into a combined 56 colleges and have earned about $1.6 million in scholarships. Kemitashi Austin brought the Hunt siblings’ huge accomplishments to the forefront on Facebook when she shared a screenshot of a […]

Michelle Obama is known to many as the first lady of the United States, but for young students set to attend college, she doubles as someone who succeeded from ignoring her “doubters and “haters.” Featured on the cover of the May 2016 issue of Seventeen magazine with high school students Gemma Busoni and Zaniya Lewis, […]