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BCPS learning specialist releases guide to navigating employment for Black teens

The idea for a guidebook came to first time author Dunbar High alumna and longtime youth advocate Albert Phillips Jr. after years of providing supportive employment services to hundreds of Baltimore’s most vulnerable and under supported youth

New book combats negative images of black men, celebrates leadership and perseverance

In mainstream media, positive stories featuring black men and boys are often presented less frequently in print and on television.

Grow with Google, Thurgood Marshall College Fund to train 20,000 students at HBCUs in digital skills over coming school year

Bowie State University is one of the first participating HBCUs in the program

U.S. Postal Service dedicates new Kwanzaa stamp

Washington, D.C.— The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) continues to celebrate Kwanzaa, which honors the values and beliefs around African American heritage, by dedicating a new Kwanzaa stamp on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Bowie State students get social to survive the pandemic

A Bowie State University student’s social media platform has become a news outlet for students and has helped softened the transition for freshmen staying on campus during Covid-19.

Staying Positive on The Eastern Shore

Wake up. Brush your teeth. Get ready for school.

Nonprofit leaders provide Chromebooks for students locally, nationally

After a new academic year began for students across the U.S., amid the corona virus pandemic, virtual learning in school districts presented challenges which ranged from lack of broadband connections and system outages to Chromebook shortages.

Five-year-old boy authors first published picture book ‘I’m Hungry!’

Los Angeles, Calif.— The children's picture book, "I'm Hungry!" was recently released on Amazon and written by a five-year-old boy, Andrew Hutchinson based in California. Kindergartner Andrew is a first-time published author.

Former college basketball standout’s new book teaches ‘How to Play Basketball the Fun Way’

Jenarie Davis-Middleton is a self- described unconventional writer who likes to share life experiences. The wife and a mother of five noted that although her schedule is hectic, she tries as often as possible to incorporate quiet time to clear ...

Sid Wilson appointed executive director of South Baltimore Learning Center

The South Baltimore Learning Center (SBLC), a Baltimore nonprofit that for 30 years has provided adults with functional literacy, life skills training, career preparation services and several pathways to a high school diploma, has appointed Sid Wilson as executive director.

Inner City Suburban Youth Foundation Provides School Supplies and Tablets for Baltimore youth

The nonprofit Inner City Suburban Youth Foundation Inc. is providing tablets, school supplies, and other materials to underserved Baltimore City students between the ages of six and 16 for the 2020-21 school year.

Pratt Library provides resources for students and parents during virtual learning

The Enoch Pratt Free Library will provide resources and educational support for students as many return to classes virtually. The Library is currently lending hotspots and tablets to help bridge the digital divide for households that don’t have Internet or ...

Joel Gamble Foundation Concludes Summer With Giveaway Event As School Year Begins

As a culmination of summer-long giveaways, the Joel Gamble Foundation partnered with Comcast to award more than a dozen technological devices and free internet to Baltimore City students as the new school year approaches.

City Schools And Baltimore City Rec & Parks To Host In-Person Learning Centers For The Fall 2020 School Year

Beginning September 28, 2020, Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) and Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP) will partner to provide more than 1,000 students in- person access to their virtual learning lessons via 15 locations in both schools and ...

Virginia High School Students Can Now Take Black History Courses

“Black history is American history, but for too long, the story we have told was insufficient and inadequate,” Gov. Ralph Northam said in a news release. “The introduction of this groundbreaking course is a first step toward our shared goal ...