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A tuition-free school opening in Liberty City

By 2020, an estimated 123 million American jobs will require a college education, but only 50 million Americans are projected to have college degrees. Beacon College Prep (BCP) is preparing to put college on the forefront for the youth in ...

Vanzell Dupont, Jackson High student, wins $5K

Miami Jackson Senior High School senior, Vanzell Dupont was awarded a $5,000 scholarship as part of the Ford Driving Dreams Tour. His efforts also granted the schools football team with $4,000 to help with academic programming. Nearly 3,000 people casted ...

MDPD fighting more than crime

Police, law enforcement leaders and school officials are banding together to fight crime on a whole new level as they announce a new initiative to improve the lives of Black youths by keeping classrooms safe for hundreds of thousands students ...

Leon County invests in education

Leon County, the region that boasts the highest level of education average among Florida's 67 counties, is re-investing into academia. Last week Leon Country Research and Development Authority (LCRDA), chaired by Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier, signed an agreement that ...

Morehouse helps launch national tour to Black males

Morehouse College in Atlanta helped The White House and Ebony Magazine kickoff a national tour last week to help Black boys succeed in school and life. The tour is part of a follow-up to President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" campaign ...

BTW students boosted by The Education Effect

The Education Effect has taken off since it began at Miami Northwestern Senior High School campus three years ago. Now, The Education Effect in partnership with Florida International University has plans to serve one of the most historic high schools ...

Amber Robinson wins the 74th Miami Herald Spelling Bee

For Amber Robinson, preparing for the 74th Miami Herald Spelling Bee was like getting ready for the Super Bowl. So she had a game plan that was rather unique.

FAMU inks historic deal

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) School of Journalism recently made history after signing on to become the nation's only Black-owned cable news network. Partnering with the Black Television Network (BTNC),The achievement marks an unprecedented milestone in Black history. After ...

New study suggests preschool is a building block to educational disparities

A recent report by the The U.S. Department of Education has shed new light on some dismal statistics about America’s educational disparities and classroom disciplines among Black students.

Professional football player finds far-fetched passion for education

When it comes to the classroom, the football field or a basketball court, Ray Shipman goes for the gold. Excelling in the classroom while being a student-athlete is something that Shipman is going above-and-beyond to teach youth in Miami-Dade County ...

FAMU awards scholarships to future Rattlers

The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex housed the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) 2014 President’s Spring Tour. Dozens of FAMU students, administrators and recruitment representatives made their way to sunny South Florida. Nearly a hundred bright-eyed ...

Florida Memorial University celebrates its 135th birthday

Florida Memorial University, South Florida’s only Historically Black University is anticipating blowing out the candles on their 135th birthday cake. As tradition stands, on Thursday, March 13th at 10:00 a.m. in the Susie C. Holley Religious Center, FMU will be ...

Miami Central's big presence at Youth Fair

The 63rd annual Miami-Dade County Youth Fair and Exposition opens Thursday, with new spectacular rides, concerts, mouth-watering foods, animal and agricultural competitions featuring over over 40,000 artists and students. About 164 culinary and graphic arts entries were from studen

Art by the Sea

It’s that time of the year again, when The Big Blue and You wants you to roll-up those sleeves, throw on your bathing suit and get hands-on at the Fourth Annual ‘Art by the Sea’ event. On Saturday, March 8th ...

Miami Northwestern Senior High students showcase blender bikes

As South Beach transformed into the home of Food Network’s biggest stars for the weekend, some local talent got some exposure of their own. Students from Miami Northwestern Senior High showcased their blender bikes — pedal-powered stationary bicycles fitted with ...

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