Two schools, one legacy, celebrate 100 years of history

By Allana Barefield Contributing Writer The walls of St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School on Magazine Street have seen it all. If they could speak, the

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Education disparities in N.O. start with brick and mortar say activists

By Kendall Lawson Staff Writer As the charter bus circled the city of New Orleans, education activists pointed at abandoned and deteriorated schools with the

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Dr. Sybil Mobley, founder of FAMU’s business school, dies
(NNPA) – Dr. Sybil Mobley, the founder of Florida A&M University’s renowned business school, passed away in Tallahassee early Tuesday morning.
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 last week, Vice President Joe Biden praised ...
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 gray skies suddenly cleared and the sun ...
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 ...

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