Aja Brown, the incumbent mayor of Compton, California, has been re-elected to lead the city for a second term. Continue reading Aja Brown, Compton’s Youngest Mayor, Re-Elected For Second Term
It’s important to help light that fire in students, but that can be challenging, industry leaders say. Continue reading How to Spark Interest in STEM
By Deborah Bial, Ed.D.
There are close to 3,000 four-year colleges and universities in the United States. A small percentage are considered elite institutions of higher education. Degrees from these particular institutions are golden tickets, giving the recipients special access to the best opportunities in the American workforce.
Continue reading Diversity in the Workplace Starts with Diversity in Higher Education
When Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. climbs into the iconic Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 car this weekend at Pocono Raceway, he will become the first African-American driver to compete in NASCAR’s Cup Series since Bill Lester in 2006. Continue reading ‘Bubba’ Wallace to become first black driver in NASCAR Cup Series in more than a decade
Dante Little, a former public middle school teacher in Boston, Massachusetts, was one of only a few black males teaching in the city. But then he reached his breaking point. While he was administering a state test, the assistant principal came in to ask if all the students had handed in their cell phones. Even though they told him they had, he wasn’t satisfied and began to search and frisk each of them to be sure. According to Little, the students were treated that way regularly. “This isn’t a prison,” he said before he decided to quit. “I’m just done.” Continue reading Experts Discuss How to Find – and Keep – Teachers of Color
Springfield, Mass., June 7th, 2017— The majority of African American parents (82 percent) agree that a college education is important and nearly the same amount (81 percent) agree that saving for college is a high priority. However, nearly 3 out of 5 (58 percent) are concerned about paying for college and half (49 percent) are concerned about the affordability in the future, according to new research from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual).
Continue reading African American families rely on resourcefulness to pay for college according to MassMutual’s College Planning and Saving Study
‘Sasha Savvy Loves to Code’ works to destroy stereotypical STEM images. Continue reading 19-Year-Old Sasha Ariel Alston Hopes Her New Book Will Inspire Black Girls To Code
Dressing professionally and appropriately is an important aspect of attending a conference. Conferences are a great opportunity to present your work, network with other professionals, and to expand your knowledge of the profession. First-time conference goers, however, may be faced with a very important question—what do I wear?
Continue reading How to Dress for Success at a Conference
The Solar Foundation released late March data on the number of solar jobs in every state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district, revealing the impact of the nation’s historic solar jobs boom down to the local level.
Continue reading Solar Jobs Are Booming Nationwide!
On a mission to “Change the World.”
For the second consecutive year, Big Sean is aiding the youth in his home state of Michigan.
Continue reading Big Sean Donates $15k To Help Homeless College Students
She is supporting nine girls graduating from American colleges and universities who attended her school in South Africa. Continue reading Oprah Celebrates Magical Young Black Women By Attending Their Grad Ceremonies