Black Education

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s leadership, accomplishments, and commitment to education show us that being smart is the new cool.

Former WWE star Joanie Laurer, who was better known as Chyna, has died. Laurer was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday.

President Obama announced Thursday that a new initiative will provide more than $250M in free e-books to low-income students, according to the Associated Press. But…

Why are we medicating so many of our young African-American males for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Recent studies show that there’s a 70 percent increase…

  A new report shows that U.S. students are graduating from high school at a higher rate than ever. The data, which was released by…

Many have noted that there is an obvious lack of quality programming that caters to women of color. Interactive One, the parent company of NewsOne.com, is…

  1. Don’t Do Depression Alone! This week the media world mourns the death of Karyn Washington, the 22-year-old writer of the popular motivational blog…

Two years ago I went to go visit a school of 4th and 5th graders. It was in Oakland, and many of the kids were from tough areas of the city. I went there to talk about nonviolence and the value of education. One of the gifts I brought for the kids was The Art […]

WASHINGTON — The expansion in public prekindergarten programs has slowed and even been reversed in some states as school districts cope with shrinking budgets. As a result, many 3- and 4-year-olds aren’t going to preschool. SEE ALSO: Gingrich Faces Tough Crowd At Black Church Kids from low-income families who start kindergarten without first attending a […]

Being a mentor is a full time job. It is often very hard to know if you are doing well at it.  I work with kids everyday in my organization, Hip-Hop Chess Federation. Today one of the kids I mentor was talking to me about his life goals (we will call him Marcus).  Sometimes Marcus jokes […]