Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Obama pushes reading through e-book, library initiatives
Written by JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press 01 May 2015
President Barack Obama, sitting next to 6th-grader Osman Yaya, a student at Wicomico County Public Schools' Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, Md., speaks at Anacostia Library in Washington, Thursday, ... read more >>
Bill Duke Youth Media Camp Accepting Applications
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2015
Actor/ Director Bill Duke, founder and CEO Duke Media Foundation   Applications are currently being accepted from youth ages 14 thru 18 for the Bill Duke Youth Media Camp sponsored by the Duke Media ... read more >>
Teachers with Subconscious Bias Punish Blacks More Severely
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 30 April 2015
“We discovered, the more likely teachers thought a student was Black, the more harshly they wanted to punish them,” said Jason Okonofua, a doctoral student at Stanford University and co-author of ... read more >>
Corinthian Colleges students to meet with officials for help on tuition, loans after shutdown
Written by The Associated Press 30 April 2015
This July 8, 2014 file photo shows an Everest Institute sign on an office building in Silver Spring, Md. Everest is one of the 28 remaining ground college campuses Corinthian Colleges will shut down, ... read more >>
Forgiving For Living 2015 PLUS Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 April 2015
Wendy Gladney founder of Forgiving for Living celebrates with girls from the Center for Learning and Unlimited Education (CLUES) Wendy Gladney with Council President Herb Wesson and his wife Fabian ... read more >>
Compton Community College District Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Members Appointed
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
At the March 24 Board meeting, Compton Community College District (CCCD) Special Trustee Thomas Henry appointed five community members to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. The new committee ... read more >>
Morehouse School of Medicine Receives $1.2 Million Grant from United Health Foundation
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Norman L. Wright, senior vice president of Optum and board member of United Health Foundation, speaks during a check presentation by United Health Foundation and Optum for a $1.2 million donation to ... read more >>
HU receives grant for professional development program for local high school science teachers
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
The Hampton University Department of Chemistry has been awarded a $225,728 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project designed to assist science teachers in the Hampton City School ... read more >>
City Year: Help for urban youth through education
Written by Sandra Varner, contributing writer 23 April 2015
A myriad of decisions swirl around and within the minds of young teens, principally, education remains at the forefront for them and their parents.  Choices are complex and solutions are not always ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade Students Meet First Lady at ‘History of Gospel’ Event
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Brotherhood Crusade students returned this week from a special trip to the nation's capital to learn about the history of gospel music and have an opportunity to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama. ... read more >>
City Honors High School Student Surprised with $40,000 Scholarship from Edison International
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 April 2015
Kaitlin Brown, center, a senior at City Honors High School in Inglewood, is joined by her mother, Tatrecia Pollard, left, and father, Keith Brown, right, during a classroom surprise in which Kaitlin ... read more >>
A-MAN Brings STEM to the Inner Cities
Written by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom of Southern California Edison 16 April 2015
A-MAN was founded in 1991 and provides year-round, STEM-related programs using laser beams, robotics and computer labs in hands-on activities for students K-12. The goal is to encourage underserved African-American ... read more >>
Court Ruling: LAUSD Must Change Allocation Methods for Charter Schools
Written by City News Service 16 April 2015
The California Supreme Court has unanimously decided that the Los Angeles school district's method for allocating space to charter schools may shortchange them out of classrooms. In a decision written ... read more >>
How Obama Is Addressing the Crisis Among Boys and Young Men of Color
Written by Nigel Roberts, Special to the Sentinel 16 April 2015
President Barack Obama has lunch with young participants in the My Brother’s Keeper initiative at the White House Feb. 27, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (photo courtesy of the Root) White House official ... read more >>
USC Black Alumni Association Scholarship Benefit: Dreaming of Harlem Under a High Southern Sky
Written by Special Report by Dr. Michele Turner 09 April 2015
Cast members and Director Gabrielle Pina receive standing ovations!  (l to r: Richard Gant, Dawnn Lewis, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Lela Rochon, Mara Hall, Gabrielle Pina)(courtesy photo) 1200 people ... read more >>
100 Black Men of America, Inc. Announces National Partnership with Black Alumni of Notre Dame
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2015
Members of 100 Black Men of America 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (The 100) recently announced a national partnership with the Black Alumni of Notre Dame (BAND). Through the partnership, BAND will ... read more >>
New App Aims To End Truancy
Written by Brian Carter, Staff Writer 02 April 2015
 The Snap2School application rewards students who get to class on time  Lamar Walker holds his phone with the Snap2School app, which is proving successful in getting youth attendance numbers up in ... read more >>
‘My Sister’s Keeper’ Launched at Howard University & Spelman College
Written by Maria Adebola 26 March 2015
Black Women’s Health Imperative, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit has launched the first chapter of the “My Sister’s Keeper” initiative at Howard University and Spelman College. The program ... read more >>
CSUDH Professor Receives Fulbright Award
Written by Sentinel News Service, 26 March 2015
Irene Osisioma, associate professor of teacher education at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship grant during the 2015-2016 academic year to ... read more >>
Black Employee Files Wrongful Termination Suit against Mount St. Mary’s
Written by City News Service 26 March 2015
A black former staff member at Mount St. Mary's University is suing his former employer alleging he was fired last year for dancing at a shopping mall with a student of another race. Mark Forte also ... read more >>
Racial Disparities in Early Childhood Hurts U.S.
Written by Jazelle Hunt, contributing writer 13 March 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Increased investment in early childhood education and care can eradicate many of the racial success gaps that persist throughout society, according to a new report from the Center ... read more >>
Aligning for Black Excellence in Higher Education Summit
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 12 February 2015
USC’s Black Alumni Association held summit with White House representative David Johns    The University of Southern California (USC) Black Alumni Association in partnership with Ebony Magazine hosted ... read more >>
Tibby Elementary Wins 2014 Golden Bell Award for Learning Through Literacy Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 October 2014
(Principal Ontrece Ellerbe said Tibby Elementary is committed to ensuring all students can read and write at or above their grade level by the end of each school year.)   One of Compton Unified School ... read more >>
CSU Dominguez Hills Named among Nation’s Top Universities Granting Degrees to Minorities
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 October 2014
CSUDH alumni celebrate the joy of commencement.   Courtesy of CSUDH California State University, Dominguez Hills is among the nation’s top 100 universities granting undergraduate and graduate ... read more >>
Application Period Begins for $1.2 Million 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 October 2014
Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), announced the application period for its 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program, which began October 21 and will through Feb. 1, 2015. The ... read more >>

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