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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire After decades of desegregation efforts, federal civil rights laws, and other attempts to close the achievement gap, a high quality education remains an elusive goal for most Black children. In an effort to engage Black parents around reaching that elusive goal, educators and community stakeholders tackled leadership, educational equity ...
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    “Black Minds Matter,” an eight-week public course designed to increase the national consciousness on issues facing African-American boys and men in education, will be held by Cal State San Bernardino’s Black Faculty, Staff and Student Association. The public course, which started Monday, Oct. 23, from 4:20 to 6:30 p.m., and will be held at the same ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Getting Black students to campus, and nurturing them all the way to graduation is what sets the University of California at Riverside numbers apart from most other four-year college campuses. It’s probably because the students know they have a place to call home. On October 27, Black high schoolers will come far ...
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    Anyone who has met Rhonda Crayton will tell you she is a warrior. This 40-year-old mother of two from San Bernardino is known across the San Bernardino Valley College campus for her infectious smile and positive attitude, which she credits with helping in her fight against cancer. In 2014, Crayton was diagnosed with stage 3 ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Local pre-school teacher Toi Waddles is American born, but her family’s inside joke is that she’s not African American at all. “They say I’m Jamaican,” she said. ” I’ve got too many jobs.” She is also a full-time college student working on her degree in psychology, a stepmom of four kids under ...
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    By Tess Eyrich Newsome, who famously climbed a South Carolina flagpole to remove the Confederate flag, will share her experience as an advocate for racial equality In June 2015, Bree Newsome drew national attention to South Carolina when she scaled a 30-foot flagpole outside the state capitol building and unhooked its Confederate flag as an ...
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    The California Student Aid Commission is launching the “Race to Submit” statewide campaign to encourage more high school seniors to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). A “Race to Submit Kick-off” event was held today at Rancho Verde High School in ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Local teens mixed and mingled over the weekend with potential collegians at UCLA, where they rubbed elbows with staff, took in the sites and sounds of campus life, and then off to the roar of a winning football game. It’s all in a typical lineup of learning by example offered at the ...
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    By Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. President and CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund Do you have $100,000 saved for your child to earn a four-year public college degree or as much as $200,000 for that same student to attend a private university? Paying for the high cost of college is a major burden facing many families across ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Robotics and coding for the boys in the 100 Black Men in Long Beach programming have been a futuristic vision for Howard Perry for a long time coming. Through a recent collaboration with a local educational non-profit, some of their programs came to life, giving rad robots, technology and engineering a new ...