Category Archives: Urban Education

Is Secretary DeVos Denying Student Loan Protections?

Is Secretary DeVos Denying Student Loan Protections?

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*In case you haven’t yet heard, Richard Cordray, the first-ever Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) resigned in late November. President Trump’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney to serve as the Bureau’s Acting Director signals a distinct shift in the Bureau’s future. Since enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, this column has […]

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FAMU Marching ‘100’ Unveils New Uniforms

FAMU Marching ‘100’ Unveils New Uniforms

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*Since its inception more than 71 years ago, the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Marching “100” has set the bar as global innovators of marching band performance, pageantry, and musicianship. On Saturday, before a crowd of more than 47,800 spectators at the Florida Blue Florida Classic, the band once again set the bar by unveiling new […]

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Fraternity Partners With Jackets for Jobs to Benefit Detroit Men

Fraternity Partners With Jackets for Jobs to Benefit Detroit Men

*Jackets for Jobs proudly partnered with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Gamma Lambda Chapter, at a clothing drive held in honor of Veteran’s Day.” This initiative to support Veteran’s was a labor of love,” states Alison Vaughn, the daughter of a veteran and founder & CEO of Jackets for Jobs. Jackets for Jobs and the […]

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NFL Players Assoc. Hooks-up With Youth For the ‘Game of Life’

NFL Players Assoc. Hooks-up With Youth For the ‘Game of Life’

*Studies show, that young adults who display higher financial literacy early on, are less likely to exhibit high-risk financial behavior. Balancing a checkbook and paying bills on time are basic activities, but essential to establishing and maintaining good credit, to buy a home, to purchase a car or to start a business. APEX Leadership Academy’s […]

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‘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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Film Submissions for 2018 Open for Imagination Lunchbox Intl Children’s Film Festival

Film Submissions for 2018 Open for Imagination Lunchbox Intl Children’s Film Festival

The 2nd annual Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival (ILICFF) just announced it has opened up to film submissions. The short films selected will be included in the lineup of films screened Thursday April 19, 2018 at ILICFF in Baltimore, Maryland. The film festival will be held at Maryland Film Festival’s Parkway Theatre (5 W. […]

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Neferteri Plessy Joins ‘It Takes a Village: Birthing a Parenting Community’ Panel

Neferteri Plessy Joins ‘It Takes a Village: Birthing a Parenting Community’ Panel

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*host/actress/model and single mothers activist Neferteri Plessy will share her expertise at “It Takes a Village: Birthing a Parenting Community” parenting panel presented by We All Grow Latina Network on Saturday, Oct. 28. The event will be held at 3:15 p.m. at the headquarters of baby products maker, Munchkin Inc., 7835 Gloria Ave. Van Nuys CA 91406 as part […]

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

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

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*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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FAMU Marching ‘100’ Lands Invite to 2019 Rose Bowl Parade

FAMU Marching ‘100’ Lands Invite to 2019 Rose Bowl Parade

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*The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) world-renowned Marching “100” is headed to the prestigious Tournament of Roses Parade in 2019. The University’s band has received an invitation to participate in this Rose Bowl-connected event in Pasadena, California. The Marching “100″ has mesmerized audiences around the globe for more than 70 years. Throughout its history, […]

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UMFF in Atlanta, BIBFF in Baltimore and GIBFF in Indiana Screen Two Anthony Michael Hobbs Films

UMFF in Atlanta, BIBFF in Baltimore and GIBFF in Indiana Screen Two Anthony Michael Hobbs Films

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*Multi-Award winning actor, model and filmmaker prodigy Anthony Michael Hobbs’ short films Naga Pixie and Agent Hollywood screening at the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) in Atlanta, the Baltimore International Black Film Festival (BIBFF) and the Gary International Black Film Festival (GIBFF) in Indiana. His second film Naga Pixie is screening at UMFF on Saturday […]

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