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Edward Waters recruiting young Black males for summer program

Edward Waters recruiting young Black males for summer program

Edward Waters College (EWC) in Jacksonville is enrolling students for its 2015 Black Male College Explorers Program. The EWC Black Male Explorers Program is an at-risk prevention/intervention program designed specifically to prevent Black males from dropping out of high school; facilitate their admission to college; and significantly increase their chances of earning a college degree. […]

Senator to Edward Waters College graduates: Start a business, buy property and think big

Senator to Edward Waters College graduates: Start a business, buy property and think big

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida State Senator Chris Smith gave his first commencement address on May 9, addressing 139 graduates of Jacksonville’s Edward Waters College (EWC). Most recently, Senator Smith proposed a bill that would create a police academy at Edward Waters College to help alleviate the racial disparities among law enforcement agencies, foster […]

Sorority awards $18,000 in scholarships during May Week

Sorority awards $18,000 in scholarships during May Week

As part of May Week 2015, the Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (DSTTA) and DELTA, Inc. presented 25 scholarships totaling $18,850 to students in Hillsborough County. “Created in 1920, May Week is a national program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. that sets aside one week in May to host free or low-cost community programs […]

WRITE FIELD / POYNTER INSTITUTE

WRITE FIELD / POYNTER INSTITUTE

Young, gifted, in black On May 1, 41 boys became the fourth class to participate in the Write Field’s graduation ceremony at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg. Speaker Will Packer, a St. Petersburg native, Florida A&M University graduate and filmmaker, told them they must learn how to overcome failure. The Write Field program improves […]

Homeland Security leader addresses Florida Memorial grads

Homeland Security leader addresses Florida Memorial grads

Jeh Johnson shares life experiences at Miami Gardens commencement FROM STAFF REPORTS Florida Memorial University graduates received a lesson on successfully navigating through life by the country’s security leader on Saturday, May 2. U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, the commencement speaker, had some sage advice for the graduates of the Miami Gardens-based HBCU. […]

‘A BALM IN GILEAD’

‘A BALM IN GILEAD’

In Part 2 of an exclusive interview, Bethune-Cookman University’s current president describes his grand vision for the school. BY JENISE GRIFFIN MORGAN FLORIDA COURIER Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) has had its share of trials and tribulations lately, but its president, Dr. Edison O. Jackson, is steadfast in his belief that the small, Daytona Beach-based historically Black […]

Florida Virtual School opens enrollments for 2015-2016

Florida Virtual School opens enrollments for 2015-2016

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT), a statewide virtual public school, is opening enrollment for grades kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2015-16 school year. Information sessions – both in person and online – are being held for parents and students across the state to learn more about the […]

‘WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?’

‘WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?’

Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president believes he’s moving the school in the right direction, despite questions from alumni and others. BY JENISE GRIFFIN MORGAN FLORIDA COURIER DAYTONA BEACH – A controversial $72 million residence hall project, the creation of a community development corporation without its board of trustees’ knowledge, and recent on- and off-campus shootings with […]

Florida’s HBCUs may get a break

Florida’s HBCUs may get a break

Legislature considers ‘state’ college restrictions COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – The battle over how far Florida colleges should be allowed to go in offering four-year degrees, once largely the responsibility of state universities, has spawned a new effort to more strictly limit those opportunities. The newest measure is sponsored by Sen. Joe […]

9 HBCU students suing Tennessee over voter ID law

9 HBCU students suing Tennessee over voter ID law

BY CHARLES D. ELLISON THE ROOT The voter-ID war just opened up a huge new front. This time in Tennessee. A group of nine students from HBCUs Fisk University and Tennessee State University have filed a federal lawsuit against Tennessee’s heavily contested and controversial voter-ID law. The suit was filed by the Nashville Student Organizing […]