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 […]
By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –In an effort to provide sufficient educational opportunities for incarcerated youth, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education have released a joint corrections guidance for state educational agencies, a move expected to help black youth, a group confined to juvenile correctional facilities at higher […]
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Though he has yet to be elected by his Republican peers, he has given several interviews that indicate how he would change the way educational services are delivered in our country. For all […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Distinguished theoretician, sociologist and anti-colonialist writer Stuart Hall passed away Feb. 10 in the UK. He was 82.