Category Archives: Education

‘More Than a Fraction’ Presentation/Lecture by Dr. Kerri Hobbs at Virginia Tech a Big Success

‘More Than a Fraction’ Presentation/Lecture by Dr. Kerri Hobbs at Virginia Tech a Big Success

*Recently Virginia Tech’s Center for Civil War Studies and the Smithfield–Preston Foundation hosted Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs’ “More Than a Fraction” Book Presentation as a lecture entitled “Discovering My Enslaved Ancestors at Smithfield Plantation.” The lecture on Dr. Hobbs’ research, which led to the publication of the creative non-fiction book “More Than a Fraction,” was held […]

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Charlene Crowell: Education Cuts Ties to CFPB, Senators Seek Answers

Charlene Crowell: Education Cuts Ties to CFPB, Senators Seek Answers

charlene crowell, america's working poor,
*A recent letter from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), along with a controversial appointment, have together triggered reactions that do not bode well for the 44 million consumers who together share $1.4 trillion in borrowed student debt. Debt levels in 2017 are more than double what it was in […]

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Millionaire Ella Coney Reveals How to Never be Broke Again

Millionaire Ella Coney Reveals How to Never be Broke Again

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“Ella’s Golden Eggs: How to Conquer Real Estate and Never Be Broke Again” is real estate expert Ella M. Coney’s latest release. “No matter where you start, prosperity is within your grasp,” says Coney, whose own compelling rags-to-riches story has motivated others to follow in her footsteps and experience success with a career in real […]

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Franchising Can Deepen Opportunity in Black Cities

Franchising Can Deepen Opportunity in Black Cities

Bobby Rush, Rep. Bobby Rush, Howard James
*Good news just in from the U.S. Census Bureau – minority incomes are up. In fact, African-American and Hispanic households saw more than double the median income growth of their white counterparts from 2015 through 2016, according to a newly released report on income and poverty.1 The country’s leadership got some important things right for […]

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Charlene Crowell: Civil Servants Challenge Education Secretary, Betsy Devos

Charlene Crowell: Civil Servants Challenge Education Secretary, Betsy Devos

charlene crowell, Homeownership
*Civil rights leaders and Capitol Hill lawmakers are standing up and speaking out against a recent Department of Education (DOE) decision to sever its working relationship with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In separate and independent actions Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and staff are being challenged and corrected as to its understanding of a […]

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Virginia Tech to Host Book Presentation for ‘More Than a Fraction’ by Dr. Moseley-Hobbs Oct 25, 2017

Virginia Tech to Host Book Presentation for ‘More Than a Fraction’ by Dr. Moseley-Hobbs Oct 25, 2017

*The Virginia Tech Center for Civil War Studies and the Smithfield – Preston Foundation will sponsor Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs’ “More Than a Fraction” Book Tour’s presentation at Virginia Tech University on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 (5 p.m.). The presentation will be held on the campus at The Inn at Virginia Tech in the Cascades Meeting […]

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The Newark International Film Fest Screens Anthony Michael Hobbs’ ‘Agent Hollywood’ Sept. 8-10

The Newark International Film Fest Screens Anthony Michael Hobbs’ ‘Agent Hollywood’ Sept. 8-10

*”Agent Hollywood,” a 15 minute short film starring Anthony Michael Hobbs and released through Imagination Lunchbox, LLC is to be screened at the Newark International Film Festival September 8 – 10, 2017. The company that produced Agent Hollywood is owned by Hobbs, who is already an award winning actor and filmmaker at 12 years-old. Agent […]

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Louis Farrakhan to Keynote Family-Summit Conference

Louis Farrakhan to Keynote Family-Summit Conference

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*The highly anticipated Family Summit and Conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia., on August 25-27 at the Sheraton Atlanta. The three-day summit and conference will be centered on the theme, “Strong Families: The Foundation of a Great Nation” and will culminate on Sunday, Aug. 27, with a keynote address by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Attendees of […]

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T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh to Serve as Resident at FAMU

T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh to Serve as Resident at FAMU

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*This fall, T’Keyah — Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) theatre students will have the unique opportunity to train with one T’Keyah of the institution’s most accomplished alumni in Hollywood. T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, internationally acclaimed and award-winning performer, director, writer and producer, will become FAMU’s first W.K. Kellogg Foundation Artist-in-Residence in the College of Social Sciences, […]

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Author Supports Kids: Bullying, Cyber Violence & Suicide Covered in ‘BJ’s Big Dream’

Author Supports Kids: Bullying, Cyber Violence & Suicide Covered in ‘BJ’s Big Dream’

Bullying, Dr. Donia Cunningham Leverette, BJ's Dream
*On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Dr. Sonia Cunningham Leverette hosts the virtual launch of her 5-star children’s story book, BJ’s Big Dream, written to help build confidence, discipline, and problem-solving skills in youth. From 10 AM to 9 PM EST, the online event includes discussions with best-selling authors, Facebook chats, and giveaways of autographed books and downloads. The complete […]

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