Atlanta, GA — It wasn’t too long ago that Fathers Incorporated, a leading national nonprofit for the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood, launched its new initiative, Real Dads Read (RDR), in Atlanta, GA. The initial project objective was to create literacy centers in barbershops with the goal of encouraging father-child involvement through reading and improving literacy for young...

Nationwide — In separate complaints filed in Virginia and Tennessee, employees at Strayer University, one of the largest for-profit college systems in the US, have alleged systematic racial discrimination and sexual harassment by the institution’s leadership. The suits further allege that Strayer President Bryan Jones attempted to use bribery and other coercive acts to cover up these...

Nationwide — HBCUConnect.com, in partnership with popular online retailer Amazon, is offering Black professionals in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, the opportunity to meet with representatives from Amazon to learn more about career opportunities, network with their peers. Conversations between attendees and Amazon leadership could lead to interviews, a local site tour and rewarding...

WASHINGTON (AP) — States are beginning to outline new ways to evaluate their schools, mixing traditional measures like test scores with things like physical fitness and whether children feel safe in school.

The plans are required under a new federal education law that takes effect in the coming school year.

Nine states and the District of Columbia already have submitted plans, and seven...

Nationwide — Who’s ready for a great new book! When I Grow Up by author Jessica McEachern, MA, MSW, emboldens young readers, ages two to ten, to imagine a multitude of career pathways.

McEachern’s book follows the imaginings of young Zoey as she excitedly scrolls through the alphabet, using each letter to identify a career possibility. The U, in Zoey’s world for example...

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