Tag: education

Jawanza Kunjufu: From boys to girls

Jawanza Kunjufu: From boys to girls

| August 21, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–For the past 40 years, Jawanza Kunjufu has dedicated his life to uplifting African Americans through education and empowerment. His work as an educational consultant and author of 33 books has centered on the plight and triumphs of African American boys and men–until now. His latest book, “Educating […]

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Back to school event promotes dads’ involvement in education

Back to school event promotes dads’ involvement in education

| August 7, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Commission on African American Males is scheduled to host its annual back to school event, which is designed to get fathers more involved in the education of their children.  The 2nd Annual Glynn Hines Back to School Fatherhood Initiative is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 9 at McMillen Park […]

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New York Teen Gets Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools | TIME.com

New York Teen Gets Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools | TIME.com

| April 1, 2014

This young man scored 2,250 out 2,400 on the SAT earning him a place in the 99th percentile of all students who took the SAT. Let’s not beat around the bush: The achievement gap for black students is not based on any intellectual deficiencies but rather environmental factors—including priorities. Note that this young man’s family […]

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Black History Bowl at Weisser allows youth to shine

Black History Bowl at Weisser allows youth to shine

| February 26, 2014

Seven teams participated in the Sixth Annual Black History Bowl, Feb. 20 at Weisser Park Youth Center, sponsored by the City of Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Dept

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‘Godfather of Multiculturalism’ Stuart Hall passes in UK

‘Godfather of Multiculturalism’ Stuart Hall passes in UK

| February 20, 2014

Distinguished theoretician, sociologist and anti-colonialist writer Stuart Hall passed away Feb. 10 in the UK. He was 82.

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Weisser Park Center to host Black History Bowl

Weisser Park Center to host Black History Bowl

| February 20, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St., is scheduled to host its Sixth Annual Black History Bowl from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Feb. 20.

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Upward mobility not based on merit

Upward mobility not based on merit

| February 20, 2014

A recent study by a team of Harvard and University of California-Berkeley researchers and others confirm that the birth lottery still rules the day.

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Obama vows to help young black men

Obama vows to help young black men

| February 20, 2014

Young black men in the U.S. are the most disproportionately incarcerated and the largest percentage of the unemployed and of high school dropouts.

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Funding disparity leads to closer look at IPFW governance structure

Funding disparity leads to closer look at IPFW governance structure

| February 19, 2014

IPFW has the fifth largest student population among state institutions but ranks next-to-last in funding per full time equivalent.

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Florida adopts race-based academic goals, community in uproar

Florida adopts race-based academic goals, community in uproar

| February 18, 2014

While many thought Jim Crow ended with the Civil Rights movement, the SPLC alleges otherwise in their recent complaint against the Florida Dept of Education.

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