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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.

President-Elect Joe Biden Announces Key Members of Health Team

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden announced key nominations and appointments of his health team, including Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services; Dr....

New Coronavirus Vaccine Requires ‘Trust’ of African American Community

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent News that Pfizer and BioNTech’s announcement that their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90 percent effective...

Black Scientists Call Out Racism in the Field and Counter It

By CHRISTINA LARSON AP Science Writer University of Washington ecologist Christopher Schell is studying how coronavirus shutdowns have affected wildlife in Seattle and other cities. But...

NBA Legend Abdul-Jabbar Talks Auction to Help Kids in STEM

By Stacy M. Brown When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left the NBA in 1989 at age 42, no NBA player had ever scored more points, blocked more...