By Marc Morial—In recent years, the debate about ways to close the achievement gap and adequately prepare primary and secondary African American students for success has focused on such remedies as ensuring resource equity, expanding pre-school opportunities, and raising teacher quality.
Maybe you’ve heard of Jon Kitna; maybe you haven’t. He was a football player, a quarterback, in the NFL. He played for Seattle, Cincinnati, Detroit and Dallas, and if he was never a marquee quarterback, he was much more than a journeyman.
(GIN)—The National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., was the venue for the Children’s Africana Awards and Book Festival Nov. 9. The annual event was sponsored by Africa Access, a nonprofit organization founded in 1989. Africa Access, according to their website, “was founded to help schools, public libraries, and parents improve the quality of […]
The annual Smart Girls Brilliant Women luncheon is set for November 7 at the Boys & Girls Club, 2609 Fairfield Ave., from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sue Ehinger PhD, President of Parkview Hospital and affiliates, will be honored as the 2013 Brilliant Woman Keynote speaker.
By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated Dr. Michelle Collins-Austin, M.D., President of the African-American Healthcare Alliance took to the stage at the Grand Wayne Saturday, the October 19th to introduce the evening’s MC’s: Dr. Alisha Harris, M.D. and Dr. Bryan Meriwether, Pharm D, who welcomed everyone to the African-American Healthcare Alliance’s 17th Annual Scholarship Ball. […]
FORT WAYNE—The Euell Wilson Center was born 20 years ago out of tragic circumstances. Euell Wilson was an outstanding student/athlete, first at Bishop Dwenger High School, then at a Chicago junior college. He passed away from natural causes at the age of 19. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 25, the Euell Wilson Center […]
Diego Morales’ TEDx Macatawa presentation on growing up in Chicago and leaving behind the ghetto of the mind
HOUSE CALLS by Dr. Deas—Young African Americans are at risk. They are not only dying physically but also mentally. They apparently feel that there is no hope for their future. We have to address this dismal state immediately if we are going to survive as a people.
LET’S DO BETTER by Brenda Robinson College football season has opened and football fans are geeked. Excitement is in the air. There is something magical about Saturday afternoon football. Whether the crowd’s loudest roar comes from the precision stepping of a Big Ten Marching Band or the acrobatic, soulful, stepping of a drum major from […]