Education

Dr. Valerie Sheares Ashby will become the first woman to serve as president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

101-year-old Merrill Pittman Cooper recently received an honorary diploma.

In a letter dated March 31, Democrats asked President Biden to extend the pause through the end of the year and take steps toward canceling the federal student loans. 

The good people over at Hampton University are showing love to students currently suffering in Ukraine by offering a full ride to come study at the HBCU's campus in Virginia this summer.

Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University and the nonprofit New Leaders launched a program to hire more Black principals.

With 2022 marking the end of her senior year at Harvard University, celebrated actress Yara Shahidi has recently announced that she's officially completed her final assignment after writing a 32,000-word thesis paper that summed up to a whopping 136 pages.

In honor of National Reading Month, here are four books you and your kids and teens should be reading this month, and these books just so happen to be written by Black authors too! 

Author Andrea Stephenson and her 6-year-old son released a book designed to teach youth about Black STEM pioneers.

Newly appointed Dr. Dietra Trent has begun her tenure as the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

The Bray School—the nation’s oldest standing schoolhouse for African American children—recently received a $5 million preservation grant.

Although nothing will truly make the death of Ahmaud Arbery feel any less painful, his mother has found a way to not let it be in vain by creating a scholarship fund in his name that will benefit students at his former high school in Brunswick, Georgia.

The University of Alabama has added the name of Autherine Lucy Foster, its first Black student, to the Graves Hall campus building, named for Bibb Graves, a graduate of the university who was also notably a "Grand Cyclops" in the KKK.