Morehouse College has asked CNN's Van Jones to speak at its 133rd commencement ceremony.
Marking the one-year anniversary of Lemonade, Beyoncé announced a scholarship program for young women studying the arts and African-American studies.
By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO, NNPA) All parents want the best for their children. We all acknowledge that attaining a high-quality K-12 education is probably the single most important factor that will determine the future life success of a student in the public school systems throughout the United States. Yet, the […]
By Candace J. Semien (The Drum/NNPA Member) BATON ROUGE — When Jonathan Hage traveled to Baton Rouge following the August flood, the Charter School USA director’s first concerns were his teachers’ and students’ well-being. Along with his wife and other executives, Hage brought hope and money; each teacher received $500. “It’s not money. It’s love,” […]

A third-grade teacher at Coral Reef Elementary has filed a discrimination suit against her school district claiming that she was denied a job because she is white.

–Lawsuit: NYC Department of Education violated federal discrimination laws

At the school where…

by Karanja A. Ajanaku Special to The New Tri-State Defender Twenty years into the future, when the students now at Hamilton High School are 35, 36, 37 and 38 years old, there is a good chance they will remember with some...