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Minority Serving Institutions Initiative (MSI) Developing in Oil and Natural Gas Industry

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent With individuals of color expected to fill about 54 percent of the projected 1.9 million job...

[VIDEO] CDC Vows Partnership with Black Press on Vaccination Awareness

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent During the 30-minute interview, Dr. Walensky said the CDC is taking more steps to shift from...

NNPA Hosts Series of Interviews on Closing Education Achievement Gap

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Not only have K-12 students felt the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but college students...

While Some Minority Students and Teachers Thrive in Distant Learning, Others Struggle Daily

“There’s a bunch of research about the value add of Black teachers in school. It turns out that Black teachers help all students to perform better,” says Sekou Biddle, the Vice President of Advocacy and Student Professional Development Programs at the United Negro College Fund. “White students perform better too. When Black people do well, everyone does well. The problem is that when others do well without us doing well, they leave us behind,” concluded Biddle, who leads advocacy efforts to ensure that more African American students will be college-ready and better prepared to enroll in and complete college.