Tag Archives: education

Why Talladega College will regret marching in Trump’s inaugural parade.

9 Jan

Talladega College has decided to march in Donald Trump’s inaugural parade. There may be some short term benefit that their administration believes they will get from this but there will be longer lasting repercussions.

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New Documentary: Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

21 Nov

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More than $300,000 Raised at 2016 UNCF “A Mind Is…” Hamptons Summer Benefit

11 Sep

More than $300,000 was raised at the recent United Negro College Fund (UNCF) “A Mind Is…” Hamptons Summer Benefit, hosted by UNCF New York. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2016/09/more-than-300000-raised-at-2016-uncf.html uncf

All the Difference: A documentary about young black men in college

11 Sep

All the Difference is a documentary about two young black men in college. The film premieres on PBS Sept. 12, 2016. Learn more about the documentary and watch the trailer here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2016/09/all-difference-story-of-young-black-men.html 23607661164_ca623f7382_z

Valadictorian Accepted At All 8 Ivy League Schools

5 Apr

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, a high school student from Long Island is celebrating the rare feat of being accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. Watch her story here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2016/04/valadictorian-accepted-at-all-8-ivy.html

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How one principal is trying to get more black men into the classroom

27 Sep

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Educators and policy wonks of many stripes pretty much agree that U.S. classrooms need more minority teachers.

But how to make that happen?

One Philadelphia principal is trying to do his part by launching a new organization that aims to bring together Philly’s black male educators and provide them with professional support to thrive in their jobs. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/09/how-one-principal-is-trying-to-get-more.html

Five Things United Negro College Fund is Doing for Students

14 Apr

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Michael Lomax is the head of the United Negro College Fund. On Sunday in Atlanta, the UNCF holds its 36th annual telethon. Lomax sees the event as part of a greater effort to recruit a new generation of African-American stars to donate to the organization, which distributes millions in aid annually to historically black colleges and universities and provides scholarships to racial and ethnic minority students to attend all types of institutions. Here are five things to know about the UNCF, based on an Associated Press interview with Lomax. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/04/five-things-united-negro-college-fund.html