Historically Black Medical School Works to Inspire Youth | AFRO

Travis Loller, Associated Press, AFRO Dr. James Hildreth dissects a frog Friday, March 29, 2019, with seventh grader Keyshawn Walker at the Haynes Middle Health/Medical Science Design Center in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Travis Loller). Featured Image NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The number of African-American men entering medical school hasn’t budged since the late 1970s, and […]

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Education Department rejects nearly all applicants for a student loan forgiveness program | Los Angeles Times

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Los Angeles Times Tens of thousands of public servants have applied to have their federal student loans forgiven through a temporary relief program run by the U.S. Education Department. Fewer than 300 have had success. Now, one of the lawmakers who championed the initiative wants to know what happened. “We authorized $700 million […]

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#BlackGirlMagic: Georgia Teen Goes Viral After Sharing Photo Showing Dozens Of College Acceptances | Essence

Breanna Edwards, Essence It’s not every day one gets accepted into 31 colleges and is offered more than $900,000 in scholarships to boot. It’s definitely something worth sharing, but Kayla Willis, a senior at Westlake High School in South Fulton, Georgia still hesitated, first asking her dad if it was appropriate. “He was like, ‘You […]

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Meet The First Black Woman To Earn A Nuclear Engineering Ph.D. From Nation’s Top Program | HuffPost

Philip Lewis, HuffPost Ciara Sivels knew she was going to make history, but she really wanted to focus on finishing her Ph.D. program first. Sivels, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, is the first black woman to earn a doctoral degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan, the top program in the country. “It […]

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In Detroit, a push to use African-American history and culture to help students succeed | Chalkbeat

Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Welia Dawson, a teacher at Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy, works with some of her sixth grade students during a class lesson. Lori Higgins, Featured Image There are African words on the wall. Books by African-American authors in the cabinet. Posters of notable African-American scholars on the walls. But much of what […]

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Women’s History Month: Reclaiming the herstories of black woman suffragists | Daily Kos

Denise Oliver Velez, Daily Kos Chris Capilongo. Featured Image Watching Democratic Party women don white to attend the State of the Union address back in January in honor of the suffragists’ battle for the vote evoked mixed feelings. I felt pride as a feminist, and pain as a black woman aware of the fact that […]

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For Black Children, Attending School Is an Act of Racial Justice | The Education Trust

Kayla Patrick, The Education Trust Photographs by Wayne Miller—Magnum Photos. Featured Image As a seemingly twisted way to ring in 2019, the Trump administration has sent a loud and clear message that it’s okay for educators and school leaders to keep Black children out of school buildings and exclude them from opportunities to learn. It […]

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