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Stakes are high as lawmakers mull changes to TOPS, report finds

The fate of the TOPS program is weighing heavily on the minds of students and their families across Louisiana as lawmakers consider measures to overhaul

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What’s happened to school desegregation?

By George E. Curry George Curry Media Columnist May 17 marked the 62nd anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawing so-called

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This photo, taken at the Hotel Americana during a press conference  to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 1964 Supreme Court decision, includes Harry Briggs, Jr. (Briggs v. Elliot), Linda Brown Smith (Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka), Spottswood Bolling, Jr. (Bolling v. Sharpe), and Ethel Louise Belton Brown (Gebhart v. Belton [Bulah]), four of the five plaintiffs in the landmark schools desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education. Dorothy E. Davis of Dorothy E. Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, Virginia, is not pictured. | Photo from the Library of Congress
New federal report finds increasing segregation in U.S. public schools
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — A new analysis by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) reveals that more than 60 ...
Xavier scholarship fundraiser is June 7
On Tuesday, June 7, Xavier University of Louisiana, the nation's top-ranked producer of Black doctors, will hold its fourth annual online, social media-driven fundraising event – “Give. Love. Xavier Day” ...
SUNO dean to serve as interim chancellor
Southern University at New Orleans, the city’s sole historically Black public institution of higher learning, announced last week that it has selected one of its own to fill the post ...
Southern University at New Orleans held its commencement exercises on May 7. Pictured are its 2016 Summa Cum Laude graduates, from left, Lakaley Melissa Tillery, Jana Reininghaus, Jesse Drew Roger, Stephanie Buhl and top grad Samuel Okpechi.
Black students graduate with nearly $8,000 more in college debt than their white counterparts
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – This is the time of the year when college students proudly march down the aisle to their parents’ cheers, applause, shouts ...
University offers rebates to students who graduate on time
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Howard University last year offered a large carrot to its students to ...
Dillard University to suspend nursing program
By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer A full internal assessment of Dillard University’s generic baccalaureate and LPN-BSN nursing programs were announced on Tuesday (April 26). During the assessment period the university ...
Initial PARCC scores show promising results, but …
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A recent analysis of test scores shows African American students in New Orleans moving ahead of the rest of the state – and rising above comparable ...
Black scholars named deans at Brown and Princeton
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) - Two African-American scholars have been named deans at two of the nation’s eight Ivy League universities. Effective July ...

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