Senator Jeff Hayden (forefront) moderated the forum Since its inception in 1955, the Monitors Club has had a mission to support the advancement of African Americans and other people of color. This school year it is doing so by taking a look at public education to see what they can do to improve outcomes for Black and Brown children. They began by sending … [Read more...]
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Left: Robert Smith. Right (clockwise from left): Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Jay-Z, LeBron James and Nicki Minaj. When billionaire Robert E. Smith decided to pay off the student loans of the graduating class of 2019 at Morehouse College, he suggested that others follow his lead. “Let’s make sure every class has the same opportunity going forward, because we are … [Read more...]
I have been a black student, education policymaker, and now an advocate for providing the best educational opportunities for all our children. One reality that I’ve had to face and embrace through each of these stages in my life and career is that the prevalence of leaders of color like me is a major contributor to educational success and whose lack thereof stifles … [Read more...]
Education advocates search for ways to curb runaway college costs Each year, as families beam with pride at seeing a son, daughter or another relative graduate from college, that achievement is nearly always the result of a family’s commitment to higher education. And when these institutions are among the more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), … [Read more...]
(l-r) Charles Crutchfield III, MD, president of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Medical Association, Mary Tate, director of Diversity and Minority Affairs at the U of MN Medical School, David Hamlar, MD, ENT surgeon and U of MN Medical School advisor and liaison, Danielle Brewer, and Lauren Nichols. The Minnesota Chapter of the National Medical Association (a.k.a. … [Read more...]