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Sonia Chess: reaching young girls in the community

Sonia Chess has an unique way to mentor hundreds of young girls around South Florida. As author of “Princess Bria: The Great I Am! A Bedtime Story," Chess uses wisdom from her troubled past to help younger generations achieve a ...

Fewer Florida students to receive 'Bright Futures'

Tougher requirements in the state’s Bright Futures program have dramatically reduced the amount of students who qualify for scholarships. Only half of Bright Futures scholarships will be awarded this fall compared to last year. About 21,340 students are expected to ...

5000 Role Models get informed

Helping young men achieve their dreams after high school is imperative to the entire community. Many have an idea of what they want to be when they “grow-up” but few have the resources. Enter the 5000 Role Models of Excellence ...

College Bound: Miami's high school seniors prepare for future endeavors

With the end of the school year fast approaching, many high school seniors around Miami-Dade County are preparing to enter the next phase of their lives. Cheers to the many cycles that will be broken in our inner-city communities this ...

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 ...