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After 30 Years, ‘Champagne’ King Still Has Her Pop

After 30 Years, ‘Champagne’ King Still Has Her Pop

After 30 Years, ‘Champagne’ King Still Has Her Pop By Bobbi Booker, Philadelphia Tribune Evelyn“Champagne” King’s rise to fame and fortune in the music business is as close to a “Cinderella story” as you can get. The R&B and disco diva was discovered while singing at age 15 in the bathroom at Philly International Records, where her … Read entire article »

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Black Colleges Key to Reviving U.S. Education

Black Colleges Key to Reviving U.S. Education By Stan Washington Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Voice ATLANTA – If the United States is going to regain its global leadership position in higher education, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will need to play a major role, says a White House official on education. Just how the nation’s predominately Black institutions will participate in that objective was the main topic at a recent Southern Education Fund conference of HBCU presidents, held in Atlanta. HBCUs are a critical component in President Obama’s national education initiative to restore the U.S. to its former ranking as the world’s leader in higher education, said John S. Wilson, … Read entire article »

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In CA and Other States, Black Migration Alters the Political Landscape

In CA and Other States, Black Migration Alters the Political Landscape

LOS ANGELES—African-Americans once were clustered so heavily in urban areas that the terms “black” and “inner city” came to be used almost synonymously. According to the 2010 U.S. Census results, that time is history. While blacks have by no means vanished from cities, unprecedented numbers have headed for the suburbs or left the big cities of the North and headed south. As legislative districts are redrawn, nonpartisan groups and both political parties are watching how this … Read entire article »

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Richmond High School Opens New Computer Lab to Extend Engineering Curriculum

Richmond High School Opens New Computer Lab to Extend Engineering Curriculum

  From the Globe News Desk Richmond High School opened a $60,000 computer lab today to help prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. A product of efforts between the City of Richmond and Chevron, the lab is one example of how public-private relationships are helping to prepare California’s youth for the 21st century economy.  Students using the computer lab will be taught with a curriculum from Project Lead the Way, a national educational nonprofit offering STEM curriculum to middle and high school students. Chevron … Read entire article »

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