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Another Black school closure…When will it end? HISD terminates Hope Academy Charter School contract

This past Thursday, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Trustees voted to terminate the charter school contract for Hope Academy – an external charter school that has contracted annually with HISD to provide educational services to at-risk youth in grades 9-12 ...

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For Black homeowners, great recession has not receded

Most economists agree that the Great Recession, sparked by the housing market crash, officially ended in 2009, but the fallout from the crisis will continue to hurt Black families, especially Black homeowners, for decades to come, according to a new report commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). ...

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Education for a better America and the Amsterdam News team up for scholarship

Education for a Better America (EBA) and the New York Amsterdam News are partnering to award two high school students scholarships to help them with their first year of college. ...

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Independence Day – July 4th

Independence Day - July 4th ...

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Lawyers discuss police brutality and ways to change paradigm

Lawyers discuss police brutality and ways to change paradigm ...

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ A team of Bethune-Cookman University students was one of only 10 presenters recently during President’s Obama’s “National Week of Making” event at the White House. B-CU participated in the weeklong event in Washington, D.C. earlier this month after impressing a panel of observers at this year’s Making for Change Showcase for historically black colleges and universities. At that event th ...

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Charleston church massacre draws crowds, raises questions

Charleston church massacre draws crowds, raises questions ...

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President Obama becoming more outspoken on race

President Barack Obama returns to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. Friday to eulogize Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it will cap a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point about the slow pace of progress in race relations. ...

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CORRECTION: More than 600 Blacks killed in justifiable homicides since 2008

Black victims accounted for nearly 60 percent of the justifiable homicides committed with firearms in the United States between 2008 and 2012, according to a new report by the Violence Policy Center. ...

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