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Central State alum Joshua Smith announces million dollar gift to Central State University

Smith is a cum laude graduate of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, and did graduate work in law and business administration at the University of Akron and Central Michigan University.

State of Black children dismal at best

According to the report, the number of Black children in poverty has been holding steady for over the last decade at 10 to 11 million. Unfortunately, the same children haven’t fared that well in society. They are the poorest children ...

Ohio State names California educator as president

Drake is an ophthalmology professor who also is a published textbook author. In 2005 he was named the fifth chancellor of UC Irvine, where he also served as a professor.

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Powell returns to CSU as “Lecturer in Residence”

In a separate discussion for women only, Powell will present: “BLURRED LINES: Love, Hip Hop, Basketball, and The Young Black Woman.”

Musical Dreamgirls to be presented by Akron School

A special soul food dinner will be served between the matinee and the evening performance of Dreamgirls on Sat., Nov. 23, 2013.

Historymakers brings black leaders into Cleveland, Bedford schools

Area students recently heard the stories of Marcella Boyd Cox and other Cleveland-area HistoryMakers. As students began a new school year, Cleveland HistoryMakers joined than 500 African American HistoryMakers nationwide for the 4th Annual Back to School With The HistoryMakers ...

Educating a Fragile Culture

I argue that what we are missing are institutions and systems (i.e. schools) that have the ability to create and help sustain our culture, whichin turn helps to shape our thinking and the thinking of those that view and make ...

Prominent educator, coach, Dr. Lu David Wims dies

Funeral services were held for Dr. Lu David Wims, prominent administrator, professor educator and coach, at St. John A.M.E. Church, where he was a longtime, active member. Pastor Henry F. Curtis, IV presided.

Ancient ‘Islamic Treasures’ make way for ‘Young, American and Muslim’ authors

Step inside the Special Treasures Department and one would be hard pressed to find decorated guards standing at attention, white-gloved prim and proper professionals and a room temperature so cold you could see your own breath.

Black high school graduation rates lowest in country

“Our high school dropout rate is still unsustainably high for a knowledge-based economy and still unacceptably high in our African-American, Latino, and Native-American communities,” Duncan said.

Selfies and the New Civil Rights Movement

Most folk today, particularly those we have deemed as our leaders, have either forgotten or become complacent when it comes to the topic of education.

Malcolm McCoy, student teacher adviser at Ohio State University-Lima Campus, dies

McCoy was a teacher for Columbus Public Schools from 1960 to 1974. He was an elementary school principal for Lima City Schools from 1974 to 1990.

United Black Christians honors education advocate

Ressenger, a former educator as well, said children need a challenging curriculum, pre-school, strong teachers, and the instruments necessary for learning. But, often times, she feels as though no one is listening to her – except members of the UBC.

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