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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defends racism from the bench

On the same day that President Barack Obama gave a stirring and historically grounded commemoration regarding the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment, the one that “abolished” slavery, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia chose to disregard tenets ...

Experience Corps program boosts student scores

Elementary school students tutored by volunteers over 50 years of age in an after school literacy program made faster than expected gains according to a standardized assessment tool, the local AARP Foundation announced.

NAACP awards scholarships to 32 students

Ayana Williams already sounds like a civil rights leader. The Howard University School of Law student is fervent in her support of prison reform and putting an end to mass incarceration.

Hopkins-teachers partnership expected to produce big results for Baltimore schools

The new partnership between Urban Teachers and Johns Hopkins University is a game changer for the teaching profession and Baltimore area schools seeking more diverse and even better trained candidates, according to those involved in the new seven-year agreement.

McDaniel College announces new $100K Educator’s Legacy Scholarships

McDaniel College announces a new $100,000 Educator’s Legacy Scholarship for students applying to McDaniel for Fall 2016 admission.

Freestate Academy prepares teens for GED, successful life

At the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground about 20 miles northeast of Baltimore, 107 teens are on the verge of earning their GED. The young men and women, who range in age from 16 to 18 years old, have experienced ...

Howard divinity student helps children of incarcerated parents go to college

Yasmine Arrington primarily grew up in Washington, D.C. with a father in prison. She never let her experience prevent her from pursuing her dreams and making social change.

Morgan State University hosts health and hip hop conference

In an effort to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS among young Black men, a group disproportionately impacted by the epidemic, health-care providers and community stakeholders hosted the “Health and Hip Hop Conference” in October at the Morgan State University in Baltimore.

MillerCoors renews commitment to Thurgood Marshall College Fund milestone donation

MillerCoors, founding corporate sponsor of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, recently presented the organization with a $1.2 million donation to support its programming and scholarships during TMCF’s 27th Anniversary Awards Gala on Monday, November 16, 2015, at the Hilton Washington, ...

Baltimore City teacher named Maryland Teacher of the Year

Ryan Kaiser, a Baltimore City social studies teacher at Mount Washington Middle School, was selected as Maryland Teacher of the Year for 2015.

NSBE sets goal of graduating 10,000 black engineers

Just 19 percent of African-American fourth graders and 13 percent of the nation’s black eighth graders were proficient in math this year, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

National education advocate says family is key to learning

Education always played a big part in Byron Garrett’s life.

Black college fund, CIA vow to create more agents of color

The Central Intelligence Agency and a national organization that financially helps students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) announced during a press conference here Saturday they are working on a plan to increase the number of African American spies ...

McDonald's donates $9,000 to Baltimore City schools

The McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Baltimore continues their commitment to children’s well-being with a special city wide McTeacher’s Night fundraiser event.

First ever Maryland S.T.E.M. Festival at the Pratt Library

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is part of the first ever Maryland STEM Festival beginning this Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 15, 2015.