Category Archives: Urban Education

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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GM and Black Girls CODE Celebrate Launch of Detroit Chapter (Photos)

GM and Black Girls CODE Celebrate Launch of Detroit Chapter (Photos)

*Yes, Black girls rock, but make no mistake, they CODE too! To this end GM and Black Girls CODE celebrated their partnership at the recent launch of a Detroit Chapter where they engaged in a series of hands-on activities at the Detroit International Academy for Women (DIA), a Detroit Public Schools Community District school, and TechTown.  This partnership, announced […]

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Ava DuVernay’s Array Releasing Acquires Teach Us All

Ava DuVernay’s Array Releasing Acquires Teach Us All

Ava Duvernay, Array, Teach us all
*Acquisition: ARRAY announces the film distribution collective’s seventeenth feature film acquisition, TEACH US ALL. Marking the directorial debut from Sonia Lowman, the timely documentary examines the U.S. education system from the historic Little Rock Crisis to present day disparities in access that are culminating into a resegregation of schools across the nation. ARRAY has acquired […]

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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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Dr. Irene Okoronkwo-Obika Combats Childhood Bullying in New Book

Dr. Irene Okoronkwo-Obika Combats Childhood Bullying in New Book

Irene Okoronkwo-Obika, Chism the Champ, bulllying
*Dr. Irene Okoronkwo-Obika is a children’s advocate and mental health professional. She is well aware of what it feels like to be a child, mistreated, taunted, and threatened by a peer. She is also aware that instances of childhood bullying often go unreported and victims are sometimes left feeling powerless. “I was that child,” says […]

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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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Briana Gilchrist: Charter School Saved My Life

Briana Gilchrist: Charter School Saved My Life

Briana Gilchrist, charter school
*My college education isn’t something I take for granted. Too many people – family, teachers, mentors – jumped through too many hoops so that I can be where I am today. Briana Gilchrist The old saying is true: “It takes a village.” And my village made it possible for me to intern with the Eastern Region Community […]

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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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