Vice President Biden tries to calm HBCU leaders’ fears

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — In a speech at the 2015 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week Conference here

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Alumni of Xavier Prep kick off Centennial celebration

By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Symbolic of the recent journey of the alumni of Xavier Prep and its efforts to continue their century-old legacy, the

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HistoryMakers bring Black role models to schools
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On September 25, more than 400 Black role models visited students at schools in 67 cities across 32 states as part of The ...
FAMU settles wrongful death suit with drum major’s family
(Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier) –Florida A&M University (FAMU) has settled a lawsuit with the family of Robert Champion over the hazing death of the drum major ...
A look back in time at decades of fighting for education equity in New Orleans
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer Since the birth of public schools in New Orleans in 1841, the battle to ensure equity for all students has been waged on many different fronts, in ...
A ‘Q & A’ with Xavier University’s president, Dr. Verret
By Kendall Lawson Contributing Writer It’s been years since Xavier University has had to choose a new leader. For some, finding a candidate to carry on the legacy of the recently ...
Colleges flush with cash saddle poorest students with debt
By Annie Waldman and Sisi Wei ProPublica A ProPublica analysis of newly available federal data shows that some of the nation’s wealthiest colleges are leaving their poorest students with plenty of debt. New ...
Black children suspended and expelled from schools at extremely high rates
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from — African-American boys comprise 47 percent of suspensions and 44 percent of expulsions from kindergarten through 12th ...
Scholarship named in honor of slain SUNO student
Southern University at New Orleans honored one of its prominent students who was tragically killed over the Katrina anniversary weekend by starting a scholarship in his name.
Dillard’s ‘Brain Food’ lecture series kicks off Sept. 24
Dillard University’s 2015 Brain Food Lecture Series starts with Michael J. Morton, an ex-convict, turned corporate and civic leader, whose life was forever changed in college. On September 24, at ...

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