education

Decked out in full cap and gown, complete with a valedictorian cord, Andrew Jones showed up to his graduation from Amite High School ready to experience his hard work paying off. He didn’t get the chance because of what he was wearing on his face. “Eventually they took my gown,” he recalled, “They told me […]

Sound the alarm — Historically Black Colleges and Universities are under attack in North Carolina. The North Carolina State Senate has introduced a bill that could bankrupt five of the state’s universities. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Western Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Winston-Salem State University, and Fayetteville State University could be […]

Oprah Winfrey is having a whirlwind college graduation weekend. The former daytime talk show host has been busy attending commencement events for the first group of college grads among her “daughter-girls,”  who are alumnae of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. Winfrey posted Sunday on Instagram that was a “Proud Happy Day” in […]

Credit: Spelman College  EEW Magazine News College Choice has published its annual ranking of the best historically black colleges and universities. Spelman College in Atlanta, GA tops the list, followed by Howard University in Washington, DC and Hampton University in Hampton, VA. Robert Hand, Associate Editor of the ranking, says, “Students who are considering an […]

T.I. may be best known for his lyrics surrounding money bands and bank rolls but recently he’s decided to use his stacks to support education. The self-proclaimed “King of the South” announced a partnership with music streaming service Tidal earlier this month to launch the “Money Talk With Tip For Education” initiative. From now through June […]

EEW MAGAZINE// STANDUP Last year, national statistics reflected that only 1 in 5 African American students are reading at grade level by the 4th grade. Even more startling is that only 1 and 7 are able to perform math at grade level by the 8th grade. If success is to ensure that each child is […]

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 […]

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The record for the most wins in a regular season was held for two decades by the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls team. Former NBA player Michael Jordan released a statement: “I want to congratulate the Warriors on an amazing season,” he said. “The game of basketball is always evolving and records are made to be broken.”

Science-based careers are expected to continue growing and paying top salaries. Unfortunately, many Black students are not on track to qualify for those job opportunities. A group of researchers believe they’ve discovered why Black students tend to lag behind their White peers in science. The study says the achievement gap begins in kindergarten, when children from […]