Common

Why We Shouldn’t Complain About Common Funding Charter School

by Tanesha Peeples

Last week, the Chicago Sun-Times released an article announcing that Chicago native, rapper and actor, Common, was financially backing an arts-focused charter school. And as the... Read More

chance the rapper

Chance the Rapper Has A Question for Chicago Officials

by Shantell E. Jamison

On Wednesday, Chance the Rapper attended a Chicago City Council meeting in regards to a proposal suggesting the city build a $95 million police... Read More

Budget

Report: Families Experience Increase in Out-of-Pocket College Expenses

by Shantell E. Jamison

Families of those who are in college just got hit with more debt. Two annual reports released by the College Board reveal that prices... Read More

A List of the Most Affordable 4-Year Colleges in Each State

A List of the Most Affordable 4-Year Colleges in Each State

by Shantell E. Jamison

We live in a world that demands you have an education. It doesn’t matter that you won’t utilize half of what you learned in... Read More

Little Rock Nine

Segregation Still Strong 60 Years After the ‘Little Rock Nine’

by Shantell E. Jamison

Monday marked the 60-year anniversary of the Little Rock Nine, which integrated an all-White secondary school in Little Rock, Ark. For the first time in... Read More

It’s the Remix! Daddy-Daughter Duo Releases Back-to-School Video

It’s the Remix! Daddy-Daughter Duo Releases Back-to-School Video

by Shantell E. Jamison

Yo Gotti’s song, “Rake It Up” is an undisputed hit. You hear it in clubs, at house parties and from the sound systems of... Read More

Teachers Hope to Inspire Students with Back to School Album

Teachers Hope to Inspire Students with Back to School Album

by Shantell E. Jamison

Chicago-based teacher, Dwayne Reed, goes above and beyond the call of duty. Reed, who is a fifth grade teacher at LEARN Campbell Elementary, created... Read More

bantu knots

Rihanna Just Used Twitter for a Really Dope Cause

by Shantell E. Jamison

Rihanna just used Twitter for a really cool thing. The Grammy Award-winning singer has been using her platform—and influence—to directly sent tweets to leaders... Read More

Nicki Minaj Starts Charity To Help Pay Off Student Loans

Nicki Minaj Starts Charity To Help Pay Off Student Loans

by Brittany Fennell

Nicki's act of kindness got such a big response, the rapper has plans to launch what she calls, an "official charity for Student Loans/Tuition Payments.” Read More

State of Black America

Black Americans Saw Only Slight Increases in Equality in Last Year, Says Report

by #teamEBONY

Blacks are doing slightly better in the categories of economics, health and education compared to Whites, according to new figures released Tuesday by the... Read More