Do you have an attitude about money? Change it in 10 easy steps
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:54
Lynette Holloway, Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier
It's no secret that African Americans face unique challenges to their financial security that are unlike those of white households. An estimated 42 percent of African American households use credit for basic expenses, such as rent, groceries and utilities, according to "The Challenge of Credit Card Debt for the African American Middle Class," (pdf), a report released last year by the NAACP. Moreover, 99 percent of blacks, who started new businesses using credit, are struggling to pay off those expenses, compared to just 80 percent of whites, the report says.
SPPS principal Dr. Delores Henderson receives National Racial Equity Leadership Award
Monday, 03 November 2014 13:08
Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) Principal Dr. Delores Henderson was honored with the 2014 Charles L. Hopson Racial Equity Principal Leadership award from the Pacific Educational Group (PEG) at its annual summit held last week in New Orleans, La.
20 million children in need of after school programs
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:08
(StatePoint) "America After 3 PM," a new survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, finds that participation in afterschool programs has increased dramatically, from 6.5 million children in 2004 to 10.2 million today. Unmet demand has increased, as well. The parents of 19.4 million children not in afterschool programs say they would enroll their children if programs were available.
Technology can transform the 21st century classroom
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:21
Dr. Aldo Sicoli, Superintendent, Robbinsdale Area Schools
Walk into a classroom today and you'll see some things familiar from your past – and some things not so familiar. Today's classrooms are necessarily different than they used to be, because our world is a different place than it used to be.
New model provides greater school autonomy to help accelerate student achievement
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) announced the launch of Community Partnership Schools, a collaborative effort resulting from ongoing discussions between the school district and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers.
This familiar chorus from a childhood nursery rhyme has some relevance for the drivers of the Tour for Diversity in Medicine. But the tune takes on a serious note as the bus chugs along to cities and campuses across the country.
Books for Africa launches Africa-based Advisory Council
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:14
Joseph Tondo Masha, Mshale Correspondent
KILIFI, Kenya – Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent countries has vowed to expand its books donation program to end the book shortages in the region.
Crystal McCrary, director of the film 'Little Ballers'. Carmen Robles, associate editor for Afrodescendientes in Insight News. Mohamud Noor, interim director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota.