Tag: education

Dr. Dre donates $10m for Compton H.S performing arts center

Dr. Dre donates $10m for Compton H.S performing arts center

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dr. Dre has pledged to donate $10 million to help build a performing arts complex at the new Compton High School, the Compton Unified School District. “My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre said in a statement. “The performing arts center will be a place for young people […]

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63 Yr Old Dad Receives College Degree With His Son

63 Yr Old Dad Receives College Degree With His Son

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

And they simultaneously became the first in their family to receive college degrees. At your typical graduation, parents are somewhere beaming in the audience as their kid switches their tassel to the left. But last Friday, 63-year-old Duvinson Jeanty was right alongside his son receiving a bachelor’s degree of his own. Duvinson and his 27-year-old […]

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JA Born Poet Receives Honorary PhD In South Africa

JA Born Poet Receives Honorary PhD In South Africa

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson is awarded his first Honorary Doctorate by Rhodes University in April 2017. In a celebration at NELM he performed his poem “Unfinished Revolution.” Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ, born 24 August 1952) is a UK-based Jamaican-British dub poet. In 2002 he became the second living poet, and the only black […]

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H.S Junior Already Offered 33 Full-Ride Scholarships

H.S Junior Already Offered 33 Full-Ride Scholarships

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jahmir Smith As a kid, high school junior Jahmir Smith never had a dream college. But for a number of universities, he’s their dream student. The 17-year-old North Carolina native has already been accepted into all eight Ivy League schools and has received 33 full-ride scholarship offers, according to ABC 11 Eyewitness News. While Smith […]

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Teen Graduating from Coll before getting H.S. diploma

Teen Graduating from Coll before getting H.S. diploma

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Raven Osborne Eighteen-year-old Raven Osborne is about to get her college degree. “I graduate from college on May 5,” she told CBS News’ Jericka Duncan.  But when does she graduate from high school? May 22. Yes, it’s true; Raven gets her college degree two weeks before her high school diploma. “When people hear that … […]

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Princeton to Rename Spaces for T. Morrison, Sir A. Lewis

Princeton to Rename Spaces for T. Morrison, Sir A. Lewis

| May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nobel Laureates Sir Arthur Lewis (L) and Toni Morrison (R) In a press release Tuesday, the University announced that it will rename West College and the major auditorium in Robertson Hall of the Wilson School in honor of University Professor Emerita Toni Morrison and Nobel Laureate and former University Professor Sir Arthur Lewis, respectively. The […]

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HU Grad Creates Schlp. to Help Black Immigrants

HU Grad Creates Schlp. to Help Black Immigrants

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Genet Lakew, a Howard University and New York University, left college being debt free with the help of scholarships and grants. And now Lakew wants to give back to students in a major way. The 27-year-old, who works at the The National Urban League, created The Mekonnen Family Scholarship. The endowment is designed to help immigrant high school […]

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President Obama Wants to Give $1 Billion to Low-Income Students

President Obama Wants to Give $1 Billion to Low-Income Students

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Obama has created a billion policy that will divert funds from more affluent schools to schools with large numbers of low-income students. The proposal was first formulated in September and now has just days to be approved by Congress before the new Trump administration takes over. Robbing Peter to pay Paul? Some 14,000 school […]

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The Boy Who Never Gave Up: Meet Roshane From Jamaica

The Boy Who Never Gave Up: Meet Roshane From Jamaica

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Roshane lives in Jamaica, and like many kids in his community, he has been absent from school more times than the days he were able to attend. This young boy wasn’t being lazy or unruly. His family circumstances meant that on most days he didn’t have the choice to attend school. So how did Roshane […]

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Rhodes Scholar From Trinidad and Tobago Is Destined for Greatness

Rhodes Scholar From Trinidad and Tobago Is Destined for Greatness

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Four years ago Kiron Neale from Trinidad and Tobago was awarded the Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship. His journey is truly inspiring so I wanted to trace that journey over over the past 4 years. Here are a couple of videos that highlights Neale’s journey over the years. 2013: Kiron Neale talks about his family’s reaction to his […]

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