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Nicki Minaj Denied Access to Speak to Students at Alma Mater [WATCH] Ferguson Kids Send Message to White America About Racism Florida School District Becomes First in Nation to Opt Out of State Testing Louisiana Governor Sues Obama Administration Over Common Core Standards Beyoncé’s BeyGood Charity Donates Supplies to Underfunded Schools Demographic Shift Takes Place in Public Schools for First Time This Fall Report: School Bans Rastafarian Teen For Refusing to Cut His Dreadlocks Teacher Suspended After Asking Students to Re-Enact Michael Brown Shooting Teacher Raises More Than $100,000 to Feed Ferguson Students #BESMART: 5 Vital Things to Know About Black Students & Education Jennifer Hudson and Sister Give Back to Chicago Students In Need Parents: 7 Smart Back-to-School Tips for a Prosperous Year Report: Black Men Need More Education Than Whites To Get Same Job Michelle Obama’s Message to Girls: Commit to Education [Part 2] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Talk Publishing Business & Raising Capital [Part 1 ] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Work to Advance Youth STEM Education Under Investigation: New Jersey School System Faces Discrimination Scandal President Obama Announces Expansion of “My Brother’s Keeper” New York Councilman Robert Cornegy and Jean Alerte Award ‘Do Right, Do Good’ Scholars Smarter Than Einstein: 11-Year-Old Scores High on IQ Test Brooklyn Eighth-Grade Metal Band Signs Major Record Deal with Sony Dr. Mae Jemison and Bayer Corp. Show Support for STEM Education Clemson University Hosting Program to Train Future Black Male Teachers Maya Angelou Honored in ‘Because of Them We Can’ Campaign Colin Powell Speaks: Mentoring, Reality TV & ‘Baby Mama’ Concept NY Student Becomes School’s First African American Valedictorian California Students Raise $3,000 Worth of Can Tabs to Help Pay for Classmate’s Surgery Black Fraternities and Sororities Petition Against Mona Scott-Young’s Latest Project Pharrell Visits Hometown and Encourages Students to Chase Their Dreams High School Teacher Reportedly Makes Black Student Call Him “Master” Soldier Surprises Son at High School Graduation Melissa Harris-Perry, Tai Beauchamp and More Attend YWCA-NYC Potential to Power Girls Symposium Global Advocates Protest Abduction of Over 200 Nigerian Girls Graduation Rate Reaches Historic High, But Achievement Gaps Remain 16 Powerful Pledges to Educate Our Daughters in STEM Black Author Provides His 5 Tips to Raising Successful Children in New Book Minority Kids Get Raw Deal in U.S. Public Schools Women’s History Month: Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Talks Dynamic Leadership in Teaching Women of Power: Why We Must Educate Our Daughters in STEM My Brother’s Keeper–”for the Sake of America’s Future” Lockheed Martin Invests $6 Million in STEM for Urban Schools BLACK ENTERPRISE Hosts Symposium on New Policies and Standards to Improve the Quality of American Public Education The Black Enterprise Education Action Guide Fixing the Miseducation of Black Children The Kids Need Algebra 1 and College-Preparatory Education Young Intellectual Phenom: Two-Year-Old Joins Mensa Ranks Month of the Man: High School Inc. Administrator Talks Combating Black Male Dropout Rates GOP Education Bill Would End Minority Programs Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition for Black and Latino Young Men Move Over Boys: 4 Coding Schools Just For Girls Pre-School Funding at an All-Time Low Black Girls Code and MOJO MediaWorks Host SXSW Workshop to Teach Girls to Code, Create Mobile Media LeVar Burton Brings ‘Reading Rainbow’ Brand Into 21st-Century Black School Districts in Philly Rocked by 23 School Closings Tech Startup of the Week: Black Girls Code Puts the T Back in STEM 1 in 2 Parents Join Facebook to Snoop on Their Kids New Study Shows Racial Pride Enhances Learning Blacks, Latinos, Underrepresented at NYC’s Most Selective High Schools Michigan to Give Money to Early High School Graduates What Parents Can Do to Fight Cyberbullying Harlem-Based Education Group Prepares Youth for College—and Graduation The Importance of Communities, Mentors in Our Youth’s Lives The Business of College Planning

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Nicki Minaj Denied Access to Speak to Students at Alma Mater

Rapper Nicki Minaj tweets her frustration after being denied access to speak to students at…

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[WATCH] Ferguson Kids Send Message to White America About Racism

Six black children discuss the need to end racism

In video, six black youth from Ferguson, Missouri, discuss the need to end racism in…

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Florida School District Becomes First in Nation to Opt Out of State Testing

School district may lose state and federal funding

Lee County School Board in Florida becomes the first school district in the nation to…

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Louisiana Governor Sues Obama Administration Over Common Core Standards

Legislator says administration violating the Constitution's 10th Amendment

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal proves his strong opposition to Common Core State Standards with a…

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Beyoncé’s BeyGood Charity Donates Supplies to Underfunded Schools

Efforts provide 2,000 U.S. students with brand new school supplies

Beyoncé and her BeyGood charity organization are providing school supplies to 2,000 students in underfunded…

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Demographic Shift Takes Place in Public Schools for First Time This Fall

Minority students expected to become majority in American public school system

A U.S. Department of Education report shows that for the first time this fall, minority…

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Report: School Bans Rastafarian Teen For Refusing to Cut His Dreadlocks

Louisiana officials say hair violates school dress code

One Rastafarian teen has been banned from attending his Louisiana high school for refusing to…

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Teacher Suspended After Asking Students to Re-Enact Michael Brown Shooting

Parent says white students told to play police officers

An Alabama teacher has been placed on suspension after asking students to re-enact the shooting…

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Teacher Raises More Than $100,000 to Feed Ferguson Students

North Carolina teacher aims to provide food for youth in need

In light of the unrest in Ferguson resulting in a delay in public school start…

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#BESMART: 5 Vital Things to Know About Black Students & Education

Join the education conversation today

Black Enterprise BE Smart serves as the go-to sources for the latest in education news…

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Jennifer Hudson and Sister Give Back to Chicago Students In Need

Singer and her sister provide school supplies to over 8,000 students

In memory of her late nephew, Jennifer Hudson and her sister held their annual school…

By Courtney Connley

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Parents: 7 Smart Back-to-School Tips for a Prosperous Year

Students can start on the right track with this strategy

Get a head start on a prosperous school year with these seven savvy tips for…

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Report: Black Men Need More Education Than Whites To Get Same Job

However, earning high-school diploma gives African-American male a 50% larger impact

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A recent study by an advocacy group suggests that black men and white men…

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Michelle Obama’s Message to Girls: Commit to Education

FLOTUS encourages young women via Seventeen magazine in open letter

First Lady Michelle Obama pens an open letter for Seventeen magazine encouraging young American girls…

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[Part 2] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Talk Publishing Business & Raising Capital

Chicago-based duo propelling advocacy with 'Paige & Paxton' books

Mother-daughter publishers, Rachel and Kelley Williams, talk for part two of their interview, on raising…

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[Part 1 ] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Work to Advance Youth STEM Education

Chicago-based duo propelling with 'Paige & Paxton' books

Mother-daughter duo, Rachel and Kelley Williams, talk with BlackEnterprise.com about their STEM-inspired characters — Paige…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Under Investigation: New Jersey School System Faces Discrimination Scandal

Dept. of Education investigates "One Newark" plan

The Dept. of Education announced that its investigating Newark, New Jersey schools after filed complaints…

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President Obama Announces Expansion of “My Brother’s Keeper”

Update includes educators, athletes, companies, and foundations setting commitment

President Obama announced expansion of “My Brother’s Keeper” that includes commitments from educators, athletes, companies…

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New York Councilman Robert Cornegy and Jean Alerte Award ‘Do Right, Do Good’ Scholars

The 36th District councilman and Brooklyn Swirl's CEO celebrate young minds

New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio was on-hand with entrepreneur Jean Alerte to celebrate ‘Do…

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Smarter Than Einstein: 11-Year-Old Scores High on IQ Test

Results prove British boy to be a genius

According to results from a Mensa test, an 11-year-old British boy has an IQ higher…

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Brooklyn Eighth-Grade Metal Band Signs Major Record Deal with Sony

Young musicians could earn up to $1.7 million from record deal

A Brooklyn eighth-grade metal band inks a major record deal with Sony that could earn…

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Dr. Mae Jemison and Bayer Corp. Show Support for STEM Education

Drug company awards $50,000 to New York STEM program

Bayer Corporation, with the support of Dr. Mae Jemison, awarded $50,000 to the Police Athletic…

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Clemson University Hosting Program to Train Future Black Male Teachers

University works to close the diversity gap among students and teachers

With the need for more black male teachers, South Carolina’s Clemson University is working to…

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Maya Angelou Honored in ‘Because of Them We Can’ Campaign

Young girls recite "Phenomenal Woman" poem

National “Because of Them We Can” campaign is honoring the late Dr. Angelou with young…

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Colin Powell Speaks: Mentoring, Reality TV & ‘Baby Mama’ Concept

Leader offers parents alternatives and insights on promoting excellence among young black men

Colin Powell talks the importance of mentoring young men of color and the need to…

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NY Student Becomes School’s First African American Valedictorian

Young scholar plans to attend Harvard in the fall on a full scholarship

Queens, N.Y., student Shanelle Davis makes history at her school as the first African American…

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California Students Raise $3,000 Worth of Can Tabs to Help Pay for Classmate’s Surgery

Elementary students help classmate pay for ear surgery

A group of California elementary students raised nearly $3,000 worth of can tabs to help…

By Courtney Connley

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Black Fraternities and Sororities Petition Against Mona Scott-Young’s Latest Project

Reality show powerhouse stirs controversy amongst Black Greek letter organizations

Black fraternities and sororities petition against Mona Scott-Young’s latest project “Sorority Sisters”

By Courtney Connley

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Pharrell Visits Hometown and Encourages Students to Chase Their Dreams

"Happy" singer offers encouraging words to high school students

Pharrell Williams made a hometown visit to Virginia Beach where he spoke to students at…

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High School Teacher Reportedly Makes Black Student Call Him “Master”

Teen's mom demands proper action be taken

After reportedly being asked to call his teacher “master,” one Iowa teen’s mom is demanding…

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Soldier Surprises Son at High School Graduation

Pennsylvania teen gets the greatest graduation gift ever

Pennsylvania teen breaks down in tears after being surprised by his army dad at graduation

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Melissa Harris-Perry, Tai Beauchamp and More Attend YWCA-NYC Potential to Power Girls Symposium

Over 200 NYC teen girls and women gather for a day of inspiration

YWCA-NYC hosts Potential to Power Girls Symposium, bringing together over 200 teen girls and women…

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Global Advocates Protest Abduction of Over 200 Nigerian Girls

Global advocates rally for more action in ensuring the girls' return

Nigerian residents demand more action be taken in ensuring the girls safe return

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Graduation Rate Reaches Historic High, But Achievement Gaps Remain

Minority students lag behind with below-average rates

Recent data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics shows that the national graduation…

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16 Powerful Pledges to Educate Our Daughters in STEM

How important is STEM education?

At this year’s Women of Power Summit, BLACK ENTERPRISE produced with support from the Bill…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Author Provides His 5 Tips to Raising Successful Children in New Book

Author of the new book 'Raising Supaman' shares his keys to parenting

The entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and writer believes great kids don’t happen by accident

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Minority Kids Get Raw Deal in U.S. Public Schools

Black and other minority students in U.S. public schools experience an education markedly different from that of whites

The data includes information from every public school in the country

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Women’s History Month: Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Talks Dynamic Leadership in Teaching

Kaya Henderson offers tools for success for today's educators

Kaya Henderson, chancellor for Washington D.C. Public Schools, share tools for success in education.

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Women of Power: Why We Must Educate Our Daughters in STEM

Gates Foundation and leaders explore challenges and solutions

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, leaders talked importance of educating girls in…

By Derek T. Dingle

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My Brother’s Keeper–”for the Sake of America’s Future”

Everyone was talking about My Brother’s Keeper, President Obama’s initiative launched yesterday that specifically addresses…

By Robin White Goode

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Lockheed Martin Invests $6 Million in STEM for Urban Schools

STEM jobs to grow by 17 percent over next four years

Some 1.2 million STEM jobs will go unfilled — Lockheed Martin is trying to close…

By Patrick Austin

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BLACK ENTERPRISE Hosts Symposium on New Policies and Standards to Improve the Quality of American Public Education

“Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce” brings together business leaders, educators and policy makers to Washington, D.C., during the CBC's Annual Legislative Weekend

Black Enterprise, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, presents “Today’s Business Crisis:…

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The Black Enterprise Education Action Guide

What Common Core means for black families

How to help your child prepare for the new Common Core State Standards

By Robin White Goode

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Fixing the Miseducation of Black Children

Black students need parent-school partnerships. Here's how to build those bridges.

Today, the relationship between black parents and schools is precarious, primarily because of antagonists and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Kids Need Algebra 1 and College-Preparatory Education

Children from poor and minority backgrounds are being deprived of the college-preparatory curricula they need for future success.

A mere 13 percent of American Indian and Alaska Native students in these seven states…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Young Intellectual Phenom: Two-Year-Old Joins Mensa Ranks

Toddler can read Shakespeare and speak three languages

Adam Kirby can do many things at the tender age of two that many of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: High School Inc. Administrator Talks Combating Black Male Dropout Rates

Brandon Frame gives success strategy for young men of color to graduate

High School Inc.’s Brandon Frame shares his career journey and the keys to success that…

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GOP Education Bill Would End Minority Programs

Replacing "No Child Left Behind" means ending programs that address achievement gap

To replace “No Child Left Behind,” congressman want to cut programs supporting racial minorities and…

By Aaron Morrison

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition Soliciting Ideas From Young Men To Reduce Racial And Ethnic Disparities

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition for Black and Latino Young Men

Young men can win $5,000 toward business development, employment or education

Online competition encourages black and Latino young men to help reduce racial and ethnic disparities…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Move Over Boys: 4 Coding Schools Just For Girls

Check out these all-girl coding programs

A list of coding education programs directed at women and girls of varying ages.

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Pre-School Funding at an All-Time Low

Experts say that preschool is in a "state of emergency"

The 2011-2012 school year was the worst in a decade for preschool funding

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Girls Code and MOJO MediaWorks Host SXSW Workshop to Teach Girls to Code, Create Mobile Media

Award-winning African-American women in tech partner to host iPod Film School & Web Design Workshop for Black girls at SXSW 2013

Kimberly Bryant, founder and CEO of Black Girls Code, and Allissa Richardson of MOJO MediaWorks…

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LeVar Burton Brings ‘Reading Rainbow’ Brand Into 21st-Century

Actor talks iPad app, entrepreneurship and education

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Burton for an exclusive interview at South by Southwest (SXSW) to…

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Black School Districts in Philly Rocked by 23 School Closings

Mostly black kids will be affected by the closings

Philly school board closes several schools for “underperforming”

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Tech Startup of the Week: Black Girls Code Puts the T Back in STEM

Founder Kimberly Bryant has helped more than 800 girls (and a few boys) develop a marketable skill

Black Enterprise’s Tech Startup of the Week is Kimberly Bryant’s Black Girls Code. Bryant has…

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1 in 2 Parents Join Facebook to Snoop on Their Kids

41% of parents are highly interested in their children’s Facebook updates

Forty-three percent of parents check out their children’s profile daily.

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New Study Shows Racial Pride Enhances Learning

Teaching kids to be proud of their race may have beneficial effects on their G.P.A.

New research finds that racial pride facilitates learning in children

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Blacks, Latinos, Underrepresented at NYC’s Most Selective High Schools

Blacks and Latinos make up less than one in four students at top schools.

“There are significant inequities in the quality of education and certainly the outcomes for students…

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Michigan to Give Money to Early High School Graduates

Will new strategy energize students to perform?

A new approach to rewarding students is in bloom in Michigan.

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What Parents Can Do to Fight Cyberbullying

Tips to keeping your kids safe online

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Dr. Deborah Temkin, research and policy coordinator for bullying prevention initiatives at…

By Janel Martinez

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Harlem-Based Education Group Prepares Youth for College—and Graduation

Many of us found adolescence difficult to navigate but got through it, not just with…

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The Importance of Communities, Mentors in Our Youth’s Lives

Mentors will play a very large role in the future of our children

Mentors will play a very large role in the future of our children

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The Roses are applying a multistrategy approach to pay for college costs

The Business of College Planning

With college costs skyrocketing and many Americans still reeling from the Great Recession, paying for…

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Women of Power: 10 Education Leaders Who are Making a Difference

In honor of Dr. Beverly Tatum receiving the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power Barbara…

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Women of Power: 10 Entrepreneurs at the Top of Their Game

With research showing women as the leading forces in entrepreneurship, we rounded up a list…

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