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Condoleezza Rice Out as Rutgers Commencement Speaker After Student Protests
Rutgers students win battle to prevent former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice from delivering a...


Racial Segregation Returns to Many Schools: Report
Racial segregation has increased in many large and medium-size school districts around the country ...


Dr. Robert M. Franklin to Step Down as President of Morehouse College
After a five-year term as president of Morehouse College, Robert M. Franklin is stepping down at th...


AP Poll: Majority Harbor Prejudice Against Blacks
Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first blac...


Oprah Winfrey Throws Political Weight Behind Stanford Grad
Stockton City Council candidate Michael Tubbs only third politician to get media maven’s nod....


This Day in Black History: Feb. 8, 1986
On Feb. 8, 1986, figure skater Debi Thomas became the first African-American to win the Women's Sin...


This Day in Black History: Nov. 14, 1954
Condoleezza Rice, a politician and former secretary of state to the George W. Bush administration, ...


Fifteen-Year-Old Whiz Kid Will Head to Harvard in the Fall
After being accepted into 13 colleges — many of them Ivy League schools — 15-year-old Saheela Ibrah...


Study: Student Achievement Impacted More by Family Income Than Race
A Stanford University study says income achievement gap in students from low- and high-income famil...


President Obama Already Emotional About Malia Heading to College
The 16-year-old first daughter has started touring campuses....


Poll: Public Blames Grad Rates on College Students
The public pins most of the blame for poor college graduation rates on students and their parents a...


Valerie Jarrett
Valerie Jarrett bio....


Jamaican Teen Accepted into 11 U.S Colleges, Offered 9 Scholarships
Tchakamau Mahakoe, a Jamaican 17-year-old student, was recently accepted into 11 American universit...


This Day in Black History: March 21, 1986
Debi Thomas became the first Black woman to win the Women's World Figure Skating Championship on Ma...


In Detroit, a Charter School Reflects Promise — and Challenges
Maurice Morton, the CEO of the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences, says charter schools have had ...


Commentary: Cory Booker Is Not Alone in Evolving on Gay Rights
Gay rights advocates in 2013 might well be shocked and dismayed by the words of Newark Mayor Cory B...


Does Being Black and Poor Increase Our Risk of Kidney Disease?
A new study says low-income African-Americans are more likely to suffer from kidney disease compare...


New Technologies Would Open Access
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev toured Silicon Valley to see "the ...


Diet vs. Exercise: Which Is Better?
Study finds that exercising and dieting at the same time is crucial....


Study: Whites Support Harsher Criminal Laws If They Think More Black People Are Arrested
This finding directly relates to America's having the largest per-capita prison population in the w...

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