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HBCU coaches tend to see athletes as students first

HBCU coaches tend to see athletes as students first

Nov. 21 |   The latest NCAA graduation rates report shows that overall Division I student-athletes graduate at 80 percent, but the oft-overlooked fact is that Black student-athletes graduate at least 20 percent lower than their White counterparts. Even...

Freedom Rider shares his story with Minnesotans

Freedom Rider shares his story with Minnesotans

Oct. 24 |   Ernest Patton, Jr. tells untold story of Nashville’s importance to Civil Rights Movement By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Nashville, Tennessee is more known for its country music roots, but the city also has strong roots in the Civil...

Support group offers information and understanding  to Black women with breast cancer

Support group offers information and understanding to Black women with breast cancer

Oct. 24 |   By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   The African American Breast Cancer Alliance (AABCA) was started in October of 1990 by a group of women who had been affected by or diagnosed with breast cancer. This year they will celebrate 22 years...

Indy Big Ten windfall bypasses Blacks

Indy Big Ten windfall bypasses Blacks

Dec. 7 |   INDIANAPOLIS —Reportedly, $18 million was generated from last Saturday’s inaugural Big Ten football championship game. Whenever I hear or read such numbers on large-scale sporting events, I ask myself how much if any of that amount reaches...

Contract for Student Achievement can  transform our public schools

Contract for Student Achievement can transform our public schools

Nov. 16 |     Today the Black community has an opportunity to take real leadership in ending our cities’ persistent educational crisis. We have an opportunity to change the game by impacting the negotiations that are currently happening between...