The families of the two boys, now teenagers attending high school in Gilbert, Arizona, say they believe it was a miracle they ended up in the same town.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during the 2016 commencement ceremony at Howard University in Washington, D.C., in what is likely to be one of his many swan songs during his final year in office.
With all of the negative publicity concerning Black youth in Chicago, it’s important to take note of positive stories and this one is truly unique: The Huffington Post reports that Chicago twins, Deprice and Shaprice Hunt, were accepted into a combined 56 colleges and have earned about $1.6 million in scholarships.
For the second straight year, a student from Long Island, New York’s Elmont Memorial High School has been accepted at all eight Ivy League schools, according to NBC 4 New York. The student, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, 17, who is the class valedictorian, has until May 1 to decide whether she’ll attend one of the prestigious northeastern schools
A study finds that black men’s college football and basketball players’ graduation rates lag behind black male non-athletes at the same schools. Researchers say this is troubling because the additional financial and academic support the athletes receive seem to make no difference.
Turns out, Obama was actually given the opportunity to speak at the 17-year-old’s ceremony, but he turned it down because he’ll be too busy crying.
“Students and their families rely on and trust the high school diploma as a signal of readiness…It needs to mean something. Otherwise, it’s a false promise for thousands of students.”
In an op-ed for NewsOne, Benjamin L. Crump, president of the National Bar Association and prominent civil rights attorney, condemns Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia‘s remarks that some African-Americans are hurt by being admitted to top universities and might be better served at “slower-track” ones. The comments, which generated a firestorm of controversy, came last week during […]
The 17-year-old Chicago native, who moved with her family into the White House in 2008 when her father first became president, is set to graduate high school this spring and is considering Barnard College and New York University.