Tag: education

Breaking the cycle: Young mother of seven turns life around at McDonald’s

Breaking the cycle: Young mother of seven turns life around at McDonald’s

| October 11, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Ten years ago, Cameo Faust, a single mother of seven, was working at an Atlanta-area McDonald’s, struggling to make ends meet and highly motivated to make a better life for herself and her family. Now, she’s the general manager, who is responsible for the operation of the restaurant […]

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Cornerstone Christian Prep celebrates 25 years

Cornerstone Christian Prep celebrates 25 years

| February 3, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Cornerstone Christian College Prep Day & High School is scheduled to hold its 25th Anniversary Celebration 6 p.m., Feb. 6 at the Destiny Dome Embassy and Cathedral of Praise International, 3501 Harris Road. The guest speaker for the event is Dr. Steve Perry, founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn. […]

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MLK Mentor Weekend world’s largest celebration of life, work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Mentor Weekend world’s largest celebration of life, work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

| January 13, 2016

500 cities expected to provide mentoring for youth on Dr. King’s Birthday CHICAGO (Courtesy of The Black Star Project USA)—On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 2016 Birthday Weekend, The Black Star Project is organizing the largest commemoration of the great civil rights and human rights leader ever. In 500 cities across America, men and women […]

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Spotlight on Principal Tameka Wilson of Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy

Spotlight on Principal Tameka Wilson of Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy

| December 2, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? I hope, all of you have a happy Thanksgiving and that you can feel the love of GOD and Jesus as you gather together to celebrate and feast that day and may that genuine love linger within your hearts for the rest of your lives.  On that note, it […]

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Introducing Mrs. Robinson, after school parent activist

Introducing Mrs. Robinson, after school parent activist

| November 25, 2015

By Eric Hackley Mrs. Robinson has three children who attend the Fort Wayne Urban League After School Program. She and I discuss an education model that was created to stimulate self-directedness within young blacks while engaging them conceptually in the political economic process. The following conversation explains in part how we intend to achieve this: […]

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Child Watch: Teaching the truth about America’s history

Child Watch: Teaching the truth about America’s history

| October 19, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.”—Theodore Roosevelt “History is important. If you don’t know history it is as if you were born yesterday. And if you were born yesterday, anybody up there in a position of power can tell you […]

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Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy

Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy

| August 3, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Men of color would earn $170 billion more a year, if they reached the same education level as white men, according to a new White House report. The report examined “opportunity gaps facing youth of color” and found stunning correlations between the educational and employment success of […]

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Preventing student ‘summer slide’

Preventing student ‘summer slide’

| July 10, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As students slip into their summer vacations, it’s up to families to make sure they don’t slip into academic amnesia. Usually, in what is called the summer slide, students forget up to six months of math and reading instruction when they’re not engaged in academic activities between school […]

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Spotlight on poet author Malcolm Byers

Spotlight on poet author Malcolm Byers

| June 10, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  On that note, it pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because it’s […]

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Questa Legacy Fort Wayne Scholars 2015 application available online

Questa Legacy Fort Wayne Scholars 2015 application available online

| March 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Questa Education Foundation and the City of Fort Wayne Legacy Higher Education Scholarship Fund recently announced the commencement of the Questa Legacy Fort Wayne Scholars program and the available application online through May 1. High school seniors and college freshman who are residents of Fort Wayne, and plan to attend an Allen County college […]

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