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Study: Black women have the highest amount of student loan debt

Education may be priceless but it does come with a price tag. And for Black women in the United States, it’s even more expensive.

The David & Dovetta Scholarship

Before I was even accepted to a college, or had begun the application process, I was fully aware of the financial obstacles that had the ability to prevent me from pursuing higher education.

Beware of the ‘summer slide’

Summer brings the heat and the sun, but it can also affect student grades come the fall.

Mary Shadd Cary, journalist, lawyer, educator and abolitionist

In his narrative of the raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859, Osborne Anderson, one of the five Black men (and the sole survivor) who rode with John Brown, provides an eyewitness account of the incident, and wrote this toward the ...

NJ to phase out controversial standardized test required for school graduation

New Jersey will begin phasing out a controversial standardized test, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday.

Lacrosse program provides outlet for Harlem kids

Many youth sports programs purport to provide an academic foundation as well as an athletic one. An organization in Harlem outwardly practices what it preaches.

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Bullying at its worse at city schools

A new report released by Comptroller Scott Stringer says bullying at public schools is at an all-time high.

Andy Razaf—poet, lyricist and Black nationalist editor

Fats Waller, the prolific composer and pianist, was such a phenomenal musician and versatile entertainer that many believed he wrote the music and lyrics for such popular songs as “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “The Joint is Jumpin’,” but Waller ...

Black valedictorian gets her college scholarship revoked after giving controversial graduation speech

Destiny Brannon, a high school student from Texas who delivered a controversial valedictory speech during her graduation ceremony, has been stripped of her valedictorian status and will no longer receive the college scholarship that she was promised.

Motivating young men of color: Live inspired, overcome obstacles

Young men of color recently gathered at Hunter College for The BlackManCan Institute day of workshops designed to uplift, empower, educate and motivate.

Traveling exhibit showcases history of Blacks in the Revolutionary War in NJ

An exhibit traveling through the Garden State spotlights African-Americans’ contributions on the battlefront during the American Revolutionary War and what happened to them afterward.

Black twin brothers named valedictorians, earn full scholarships to MIT

As millions of teenagers across the nation celebrate their high school graduations, New Jersey fraternal twin brothers Malik and Miles George have something extra to celebrate.

Septima Poinsette Clark, innovative teacher and devout freedom fighter

When the roll call of civil rights icons is delivered, Septima Poinsette Clark should not be omitted.

EVE hosts ‘I have a dream’ speech competition

Saturday, June 23, students from the District 17 competed in a speech contest at PS 289, 900 St. Marks Ave., between Brooklyn and Kingston Avenue.

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