John Legend’s Secret Generosity To Schoolchildren

Music star John Legend is making sure children in at least one public school system will be fed a proper lunch. The singer just donated...
At Harvard’s first commencement for black graduate students, a speaker declared, “We have endured the constant questioning of our legitimacy and our capacity, and yet here we are.” (Credit: Tony Luong for The New York Times)

More Colleges Are Holding Separate ‘Commencements’ for Minority Students

Looking out over a sea of people in Harvard Yard last week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive and one of Harvard’s most famous dropouts,...

12-Year-Old Ananya Vinay of Fresno, CA, Wins National Spelling Bee

Ananya Vinay of Fresno, Calif., is the winner of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Ananya, a 12-year-old sixth-grader, captured the championship title by correctly...

Nigerian Native Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu Is About to Begin PhD Studies at 18 – You...

While many students have just graduated from high school, 18-year-old Nigeria native Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu is not your typical teen.  Chidi-Ogbolu just graduated summa cum laude...

Tim Tebow Opens Up About Struggles With his Homeschooling Experience In New Book, “Know...

Tim Tebow is opening up about some of the struggles he experienced while being homeschooled in an effort to encourage other kids who are...

Advocates of Teen Sexual Abstinence Praise President Trump’s Proposed 2018 Federal Budget That Would...

President Trump's proposed 2018 federal budget has drawn praise from advocates of teen sexual abstinence for asking Congress to double the percentage of sex...

4 Students from the Same Family Graduate from the Same High School at the...

Do you have a high school diploma? There it was, in some form or other, on every application. The same question. The same answer. No. It didn’t...

A Refugee from Somalia Graduates from Cornell, becomes a Rhodes Scholar

One morning early in his freshman year at Cornell University, Ahmed Ahmed got a writing assignment back, flipped it over and stared at the...

Cynthia Warrick becomes Permanent President of Alabama’s Stillman College

The Stillman College board of trustees has selected interim president Cynthia Warrick as permanent president of the private college in Alabama.  The Tuscaloosa News reports...

Former Obama Justice Official Karol Mason to Lead John Jay College as First Black...

A former assistant attorney general in the Obama administration’s justice department will be the next president of Manhattan’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  The...

Jefferson Community College, Rockland Community College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College Hire 3 African-Americans...

Three African Americans were recently appointed to lead three community colleges in the state of New York.  The State University of New York (SUNY) Board...

Ohio’s Wilberforce University Struggles; Announces Layoffs and Pay Cuts

One of the country’s oldest historically Black private colleges is laying off workers and imposing steep pay cuts in an ongoing struggle to survive.  Wilberforce...

Why Advocates View HBCUs with Skepticism

Many historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) still are in the process of rebuilding their student base after a precipitous decline in enrollments that...

President Brian Johnson Fired from Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University — the private Alabama institution founded by Booker T. Washington — has fired its current president. The Board of Trustees has decided not...

Christian E. Nattiel Lost his Father to Alcohol and Drug Abuse While in High...

Christian E. Nattiel was 16 years old when his father died. He had struggled through alcohol and drug abuse for years, Nattiel said, but...

Princeton Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Calls Trump ‘a Racist, Sexist Megalomaniac’ During Commencement Speech at...

A Princeton University professor giving a commencement speech at Hampshire College in Massachusetts accused President Donald Trump of being a 'racist, sexist megalomaniac'. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who...

Harvard University Holds Successful Inaugural Black Commencement

THE BLACK GRADUATE STUDENT ALLIANCE held its inaugural Black Commencement at the Law School’s Holmes Field this morning, a ceremony honoring black graduates from...

Minnesota Mother Who Sued School for Giving Hormone Treatment to Transgender Daughter Loses Lawsuit

A mother’s lawsuit against a Minnesota school system for secretly helping her 15-year-old son "transition" to "female" was dismissed by a federal judge.  Anmarie Calgaro...

High School Graduate Accepted to Nearly 150 Colleges, Receives $7 Million in Scholarships

Shariah Edwards just graduated from Power Center Academy High School, a charter school in Memphis, Tennessee. Now, she's faced with a task many recent...

Georgia Teen Cries as Teacher Who Helped Him Get Through School Tells Him he’s...

“I don’t care if I’m making a paycheck,” Kimberly Wimbish said. “I just want to make a difference.” That, she has. Over the past five months,...