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Trump’s grade? Incomplete

Trump’s grade? Incomplete

HBCU leaders still waiting BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS AND ANITA KUMAR MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – With great fanfare, President Donald Trump vowed to outdo former President Barack Obama in supporting the nation’s historically Black colleges when he signed an executive order in February to place oversight of the schools directly in the White […]

OPERATION ORGANIZATION

OPERATION ORGANIZATION

Plan your way to success this school year From Family Features Each new school year can feel like getting caught in a whirlwind of activity. Before things spiral out of control, take some time to get back to basics and organize your way to success. Whether you’re taking advantage of back-to-school season to get yourself […]

Johnson gets another term as Board of Education chair

Johnson gets another term as Board of Education chair

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The State Board of Education on Monday selected Marva Johnson to serve a second consecutive term as board chair. Johnson was appointed to the board by Gov. Rick Scott in 2014 and chosen for her first term as chair in 2015. The board consists of seven members, who serve for […]

State approves nursing programs at four colleges

State approves nursing programs at four colleges

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The State Board of Education on Monday approved new baccalaureate degrees for nursing at four state colleges in Central Florida. The board endorsed bachelor of science degrees at Valencia College, Eastern Florida State College, Lake-Sumter State College and Seminole State College of Florida. The board also approved a bachelor of […]

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

Dr. Edison Jackson will retire as Bethune-Cookman’s president. Hubert L. Grimes was named interim president, sources told the Daytona Times Wednesday night. BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER Hubert L. Grimes, Bethune-Cookman University’s legal counsel and a former Volusia County judge, has been named interim president of the Daytona Beach-based HBCU, on-campus sources told the Daytona […]

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

The Florida Courier has learned that Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson will retire. It is unclear whether the retirement is voluntary or was the result of a specially called Board of Trustees meeting which took place on campus on July 11.  Sources have told the Florida Courier that a meeting of the entire […]

Disney Dreamers Academy Class accepting applications

Disney Dreamers Academy Class accepting applications

High school students nationwide can now apply to be among 100 selected to participate in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence, the mentoring program that takes place in March at Disney World. Each year, students participate in hands-on, immersive career workshops, ranging from animation to zoology. Each participant learns important skills, […]

‘What to the slave is the Fourth of July?’

‘What to the slave is the Fourth of July?’

Editor’s note: On July 5, 1852, anti-slavery crusader Frederick Douglass spoke at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Rochester, N.Y. Excerpts appear below. (T)he Fourth of July… marks the beginning of another year of your national life…Nations number their years by thousands. You are…still lingering in the period of childhood. […]

Slave trade ancestors to be remembered on Father’s Day

Slave trade ancestors to be remembered on Father’s Day

A growing South Florida tradition, now in its 24th year, continues with the annual Sunrise Ancestral Remembrance of the Middle Passage ceremony on Sunday, June 18, from 5:30 to 8:00 a.m. at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. The ceremony honors the memory and the heroism of the millions of individuals who endured the horrors of […]

Radio host receives honorary doctorate from Shaw

Radio host receives honorary doctorate from Shaw

Nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner urged the 202 graduates of Shaw University on May 13 to follow the lead of their new alma mater to become doers who “change the game.” He reminded graduates that Shaw changed the game often, as the first institution of higher learning established for freedmen, the first college in […]

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