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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 »

Filed under: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Education, Local News

Who Will Care for You?

  Needs for Nurses, Instructors Intensifies By Jessica Williams-Gibson Special to the NNPA from The Indianapolis RecorderIndianapolis Recorder Nurses are one of the most crucial caregivers, once a person enters into the health care system. They perform needs that range from helping a person get dressed to assisting physicians during surgery. Nurses are on the front lines of the health care industry. As baby boomers age and as the need for health care escalates, so does the need for nurses. “It could be catastrophic if we don’t increase our pipeline and make sure we’re meeting the needs of our health care system,” said Lydia Ostermeier, director of IU Health Nurse Recruitment. The Department of Labor estimates that by 2020 more than 500,000 nurses will be needed to fill the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Health, Local News