Imagine, Build, Create: Black Girls Code (Video)

Do you know how to code? Does your child? In 2011, Kimberly Bryant founded Black Girls Code in order to teach young girls the essential skills needed to become the “masters of their technological worlds.” The organization created by the “accidental, non-profit entrepreneur” offers after-school programs, workshops, and community outreach programs created to bring girls to the forefront of…

Read More →

The Murder of Richard Collins III and its Impact on a Black Mother

As a child who grew up in poverty, I saw education as the key to my future. I knew that if I wanted more out of life that I would need to obtain a college degree in order to have more than the life I had growing up. As an educator, I often told my…

Read More →

Tiffany Jana: The Power of Privilege (Video)

Tiffany Jana discusses social privileges and their long-standing impact on an individual and at institutional level. Jana founded TMI Consulting, the world’s first Diversity and Inclusion Certified Benefit Corporation, and has directed organizational development, marketing, and community outreach initiatives for over 10 years. “…We are very passionate about making the world a better place, and…

Read More →

Scholarships with October Deadlines

The journey to a college degree is often hindered by the financial responsibilities that go along with it. That being said, take the time to search for scholarships, and remember that not all scholarships are awarded at the end of an academic school year. In fact, there are numerous scholarships with deadlines throughout the year.…

Read More →

Reality Check: When $650 is Spent on Sneakers Instead of an Education

This story originally found at CBS Chicago Getting dressed for school can be a chore. It’s something that I know when I was younger, and on the heavier side, I despised. I didn’t fit into the “cool” clothes, or have the right look. Furthermore, being of mixed race with black hair and a white grandmother…

Read More →

Some HBCUs See Increase In Enrollment Following Racial Turmoil in the U.S.

By Giovanni Zaburoni With the frequent release of cellphone videos showing police killing members of the black community, it feels like race relations across the country are deteriorating quickly. Every time a new hashtag hits the internet, frustrations over injustice grows. People of color, specifically black people, are starting to embrace solidarity in the face…

Read More →

The Vital Role of the School Counselor

By Felicia Williams The emphasis on College and Career Readiness, and with several U.S. states struggling with the implement of the Common Core Standards, many students have become educationally distressed. While education reform uses fancy terms, new initiatives, and constantly swirls around “buzz words,” one thing still holds true: young people need to be prepared…

Read More →

Is Race a Factor in Determining Who is Gifted and Who is Not?

This article originally found at http://www.blackenterprise.com/education/children-of-color-are-gifted-too/ I don’t know why the idea ever came to mind that children of one race are more gifted than another. As a student, I remember being in the gifted and accelerated classes with multiple ethnicities. No one race was represented more than another. And, if I recall correctly, we…

Read More →

TED-Ed: The Atlantic Slave Trade: What Too Few Textbooks Told You

Slavery has occurred throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade stands out for its global scale, its lasting legacy and its vestigial implications. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic, and personal impact of this massive historical injustice which still affects millions of African Americans today. “The Atlantic slave trade also contributed to the development…

Read More →

Back to Top