Education

Child Abuse

By David Allen, Drew Academy Do the Write Thing Challenge Thousands of people are abused every day. Child abuse is a form of abuse that can take a toll on anyone. Child abuse can happen anytime, anywhere, with anyone. Abuse is wrong and needs to be stopped. The effects from different forms of child abuse

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National Diversity Council, Former US Attorney General Eric Holder to Honor HCC’s E. Ashley Smith and Y. Nicole Montgomery

HOUSTON – The National Diversity Council will host a Top 50 General Counsel dinner featuring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for Legal Diversity Week. Houston Community College (HCC) General Counsel E. Ashley Smith and Deputy General Counsel Y. Nicole Montgomery were recognized in Houston at the Marriott Marquis. E. Ashley Smith graduated from Lamar

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Ohio Marketing Executive Appointed to FAMU Board of Trustees

Florida A&M University (FAMU) announced alumna and marketing executive Kristin Harper has been appointed to serve on the FAMU Board of Trustees. During its October 30, Board meeting, the Florida Board of Governors appointed Harper, global vice president of Cardinal Health Inc., which is based in Dublin, Ohio, and reappointed Trustee Nicole Washington to the

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What’s New in HISD?

By: Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – Last week, African-American News & Issues was privileged to sit down with the first African-American female to serve as Interim Superintendent for the Houston Independent School District, Dr. Grenita Lathan. Publisher Roy Douglas Malonson immediately begin in on the “Good Doctor”. “Give it to us straight – what’s going

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Broken Chains ADG Annual Scholarship Gala

Photo Credit Provost Studios HOUSTON – The Broken Chains Awareness Development Group (BCADG) recently held its annual Scholarship Gala at the National Buffalo Soldier’s Museum. Demetrus Johnson served as the Master of Ceremony. The Keynote Speaker, Dr. Bennie Lambert, affectionally known as Dr. Yes, is the current Vice President at Lone Star College. As a

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Lone Star College-East Aldine Center marked its opening with a Building Dedication and Open House

Photo credit: Lone Star College Houston-Recently, Lone Star College-North Harris commemorated the opening of a center in the East Aldine community with a building dedication. Lone Star College-East Aldine Center’s building dedication began with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by an open house. Public officials and community leaders joined Lone Star College representatives to recognize

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Houston Community College’s Nicole Jackson Selected as AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassador

Source and Photo courtesy of HCC Houston — Houston Community College (HCC) is proud to announce that Nicole Jackson, our HCC Northeast College Entrepreneur in Residence, has been selected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) IF/THEN® Ambassador. IF/THEN®, a national initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, seeks to further women in science,

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College Send Off

Photo credit: SSLW By Mable Scott Austin The Suburban Land Women (SSLW) & Phenomenal Partners (Dr. Margaret Allen & Ms. Belinda Allen) hosted an amazingly relaxed, empowering, and fun “College Send Off” for 1989-2019 SSLW’s scholarship recipients at the beautiful home of Dr. Allen in Sugar Land. This annual project was generously underwritten by The

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HISD’s Report Card: 92 Percent of Schools Earn Passing Grade on State Accountability System

Source and Photo courtesy of Houston ISD Kashmere High School rewrites history by earning passing grade The Houston Independent School District earned an overall high “B” rating by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) under the state accountability system for the 2018-2019 academic year, exiting nine campuses from the state’s “Improvement Required” list. The district earned

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