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3 hrs ago | Memphis Commercial Appeal

White House appointee blasts state tests during Memphis visit

Dr. Ivory Toldson has spent his career researching why African-American males struggle in school and society and debunking myths along the way.


Related Topix: LeMoyne-Owen College, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Spelman College

8 hrs ago | Weekend

Youth Inspired About Higher Education

Douglas Lockwood , Taylor McKnight-Lopez, Carlos Cortez, Lance Allen, Teyah Thompson, Khalil Evans, Virnette Adams, Marshaya Hamilton and Eric Burks at Ohio State during the SDC Spring College Tour.


Related Topix: Ohio, Philadelphia University

15 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Sean Combs enlists help from Howard students on Instagram

Earlier this month, Howard University announced that its prodigal son, millionaire music mogul Sean Combs , had been tapped to deliver the keynote address to the class of 2014 on May 10. On Wednesday night, Combs, who will receive an honorary doctorate from the historically black college, was up late with a notebook, a pen and Juice Generation ... (more)


Related Topix: Sports

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Surgeon joins UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital

A new surgeon has joined the staff at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, moving from Richmond, Va.


Related Topix: Richmond, VA, Biology, Science, Harvard University, Tufts University, Northeastern University

Washington Blade

Alleged anti-gay slur looms over Chris Brown trial

A 20-year-old Beltsville, Md., man was expected to testify in D.C. Superior Court this week that controversial R&B singer Chris Brown punched him in the face outside D.C.'s W Hotel last October after making a derogatory comment about gays.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Acoustic, Chris Brown

The Atlantic

Why Affirmative Action No Longer Works

At their founding, affirmative-action programs were impelled by a powerful logic of restorative justice, eloquently articulated in a 1965 address at Howard University by President Lyndon Johnson: You do not wipe away the scars of centuries by saying: Now you are free to go where you want, and do as you desire, and choose the leaders you please.


Related Topix: African-American, US Politics, US News

The Washington Post

Prince George's exec appoints new top aide

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III has tapped a former District of Columbia government official to become his new top aide, replacing Brad Seamon who is resigning to return to the private sector.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

The Times-Tribune

Michelle Obama: HS diploma is not enough

JACQUELYN MARTIN / ASSOCIATED PRESS First lady Michelle Obama smiles at rapper Bow Wow at Howard University in Washington on April 17. The first lady joined juniors and seniors from Chicago public high schools on the first day of their four-day visit to Howard as part of a program to immerse talented high school students in a college campus ... (more)


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Education Etc., us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin Madison

Tue Apr 22, 2014

US News & World Report

Rand Paul's Latest Stop to Expand the GOP Brand

Rand Paul spent Tuesday afternoon seated inside an all-girls Catholic high school in Chicago extolling the virtues of school choice.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, African-American, Chris Christie, US Governors

The Daily News

Gregory Realty Pays $1.8 Million for Bartlett Facility

The 30,976-square-foot industrial facility at 7895 Stage Hills Blvd . in Bartlett has sold for $1.8 million.


Related Topix: Bartlett, TN, Shelby County, TN, White House, TN, LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis College of Art

Center for American Progress

P. Diddy Commences a Debate

Usually, the conversations revolve around some pressing public policy issue or current political event that inspires debates.


Related Topix: Rap, The Lox, The Notorious B.I.G., US News, Liberal Political News

Chicago Humanities Festival to Welcome Opera Singer Jessye Norman, 5/19

The Chicago Humanities Festival , in partnership with Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to present five-time Grammy Award-winning opera singer Jessye Norman on May 19, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago .


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Classical, Jessye Norman, Chicago, IL, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

International Education Society Elects New Leadership: Wilkins Assumes Kappa Delta Pi Presidency

Kappa Delta Pi , International Honor Society in Education, has elected leaders to serve in the Society's highest leadership posts for the 2014-2016 biennium, with terms beginning July 1, 2014.


Related Topix: Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, University of Georgia Valdosta State, Florida Atlantic University, Davis & Elkins College

Mon Apr 21, 2014

National Public Radio

Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote

For more than a year, GOP Sen. Rand Paul has been staking out positions on issues that resonate in the black community, including school choice and prison sentencing reform.


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives


Tracie Thoms on "Veep," typecasting and Washington cynicism

On tonight's "Veep," Vice President Selina Meyer gears up to tell the world that she's running for president.


Related Topix: Veep, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Gapers Block

Chicago Speaks: Yoruba, as Spoken by Artist Dayo Laoye

As a global city, Chicago is home to many languages beyond English. Chicago Speaks profiles speakers of these languages, and shares some of their personal stories along the way.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel

Chris Brown on trial in D.C.

Although Chris Brown faces just a misdemeanor charge, the singer has a lot riding on Monday's assault trial in Washington.


Related Topix: Malibu, CA, Entertainment

The Washington Post

Michelle Obamaa s graduation speech plans draw criticism

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at a forum with high school students at Howard University on Thursday.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Education Etc., Topeka, KS, African-American

Sat Apr 19, 2014


Kansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet people on the tarmac as they arrive on Air Force One at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Friday, April 11, 2014, as they travel to the Al Sharpton's National Action Network's 16th Annual Convention.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Education Etc., us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Topeka, KS


Letting Diddy Speak

As many of you probably already know, Sean "Diddy" Combs has been selected to be the commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony for Howard University this spring.


Related Topix: DeVry University, Decatur, GA