A heroine honored: Barbara Johns Day in Virginia honored student activist who helped dismantle public school segregation Education

A heroine honored: Barbara Johns Day in Virginia honored student activist who helped dismantle public school segregation

May 7, 2018

By Saraya Wintersmith Trice Edney News Wire Today’s students need to continue to speak out when they see injustice.   That was the message from Joan Johns Cobbs, the younger sister of the late Barbara Johns, and Cobbs’ classmate, Joy Cabarrus Speakes, as Virginia prepared to celebrate the first Barbara

DeVos gets pushback on attempt to preempt state consumer protection Feature

DeVos gets pushback on attempt to preempt state consumer protection

March 27, 2018

  By Charlene Crowell Trice Edney News Wire Beginning with a controversial nomination that ended in a tie-breaking Senate confirmation vote and continuing throughout her tenure as Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos has faced unceasing criticism. While Administration officials would be inclined to give her the benefit of the doubt, many

Howard helper ends up needing help herself Education

Howard helper ends up needing help herself

March 27, 2018

    By Tatyana Hopkins NNPA Newswire Special Correspondent MANATI, Puerto Rico—Howard University student Dara Freeman, was in pain, crazy pain, the kind that most people will never experience. Freeman, 20, had been hit with a migraine headache.   The pain is excruciating, so severe that it has caused high-profile

Howard University students head to Puerto Rico for hurricane recovery Education

Howard University students head to Puerto Rico for hurricane recovery

March 13, 2018

  By Tatyana Hopkins NNPA Special Correspondent WASHINGTON D.C.—When Oluwakanyinsola Adebola signed up to do community service as part of Howard University’s Alternative Spring Break, she knew she wouldn’t be joining her classmates and thousands of other college students who use their week off to party, play in the sun

Senegal yet to fulfill pledge of free education to girls Education

Senegal yet to fulfill pledge of free education to girls

February 13, 2018

  Special to the Outlook In a politely worded letter from Human Rights Watch, Senegalese President Macky Sall was highly commended for addressing abuses against street children including those exploited in the course of their education in the Koran.   “We have conducted human rights research on children in Senegal

Achievement gap in public schools sets Black students back

February 13, 2018

By Langston Bowles-Fulmore Trice Edney News Wire Young people are the future of the country, and African-American students are not being presented the same opportunities to become leaders when looking at current education policy. If future leaders cannot read and do math, the country will not flourish. Those were the

New book to address cyber bullying Education

New book to address cyber bullying

August 22, 2017

By Ronald Holmes Special to the Outlook A famous children’s rhyme was, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words shall never harm me.” In today’s world, words are just as harmful as sticks and stones when maliciously used in cyber bullying.   As the new form of bullying,

FSU, FAMU students have plenty of choices for housing Feature

FSU, FAMU students have plenty of choices for housing

August 1, 2017

On or off campus?   By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer While students at FSU and FAMU could find basic housing on campus, they’ll have to look off campus to satisfy their needs for luxury.   That isn’t hard these days in Tallahassee. Students are finding all that they

Bullying intervention for educational institutions Education

Bullying intervention for educational institutions

July 25, 2017

    By Ronald Holmes Special to the Outlook Whether it is schoolyard bullying, cyber bullying, workplace bullying or hazing, they all have the same psychological and physical effect on individuals such as stress, illness and death. Astoundingly, 160,000 students are absent from school and 1.2 drop out of school

Black Television News  Channel  plans launch for 2018 Local News

Black Television News Channel plans launch for 2018

March 8, 2017

    By Ashia Glover Outlook Writer A groundbreaking deal that was signed three years ago has moved one step closer to changing the face of cable television news.   FAMU’s interim president Larry Robinson and investors in the Black Television News Channel announced that BTNC, which will feature a