Education

He says many kids don't have mentors to keep them on track, as he had growing up.

Chance the Rapper announces the launch of the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund for Chicago public schools.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama made a special appearance on Thursday night’s episode of FOX’s MasterChef Junior.

Marvel Comics character Riri Williams, an African-American woman superhero, was featured in MIT’s admissions video.

Several education news stories in 2016 impacted the African-American community. Black educators reached new heights and the community debated school choice.

New York City plans to launch a college savings plan for kindergarten students from low-income families. The program encourages parents to put away small amounts consistently to make college affordable.

The President-elect wants DeVos to reform the education system. She's a strong proponent of school choice.

Racist fliers on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, urge White women to refrain from dating Black men.

The Education Trust publishes a report on the challenges African-American educators face in public schools. Black teachers shed light on why school districts struggle to retain them.

The Citadel plans to recognize the achievement and sacrifice of its first Black cadet. This long overdue honor comes 50 years after his enrollment.

President Obama advocates for My Brother's Keeper initiative. He affirms that the program, which helps young men of color, also benefits the U.S. economy.

Michelle Obama says enabling girls around the world to obtain an education is personal. A documentary that highlights her global efforts airs on CNN.