Black Achievement

Twitter has been educating people regarding all the fabulous things that women of color have achieved, been the “first” to do and more! From famous individuals to the woman that is quietly making strides in your local neighborhood, we picked a few of our favorites. Check out these historical facts about the accomplishments of our […]

Twitter has been educating people regarding all the fabulous things that women of color have achieved, been the “first” to do and more! From famous individuals to the woman that is quietly making strides in your local neighborhood, we picked a few of our favorites. Check out these historical facts about the accomplishments of our […]

The “what’s wrong with Black males” chorus has been one long sung by the national media. Lengthy, well-reported articles in the Washington Post, The New York Times and others have devoted page after page chronicling the dysfunction, poverty and haplessness in which many African American men find themselves. We get it: lots of brothers are in […]

This Black History Month, we honor the GAME CHANGERS: Everyday heroes whose actions make life better for the people around them. SEE ALL OUR GAME CHANGERS HERE —————- Lucille Singleton Age: 88 Place of Residence: Harlem, N.Y. Why she is a local hero: Lucille Singleton inspires people to be healthy with her marathon running. SEE […]

Recent reports show that the achievement gap between Black and white students in New Orleans is narrowing. The gap shrank from 56 percentage points four years ago to 42 points today, according to NOLA.com. “These data represent quite nice gains,” Daria Hall, director of K-12 policy at the advocacy group Education Trust told the paper. […]

Last week, the San Diego Unified School District unveiled its plan to bring Black students up to speed. Its course of action — a $3.5 million effort that incorporates college-preparation, parent workshops and centers, and faculty members that serve as liaisons for families of Black students. The district’s program is one of many springing up […]

Not long ago, 16-year-old Ginger Howard figured she would be getting ready to watch her idol, Tiger Woods, lead the United States against Europe in the Ryder Cup later this week.

He couldn’t go to medical school in New York, so James McCune Smith went to Scotland for his degree and returned home to treat the city’s poor.

Since the inception Newsone.com and BlackPlanet.com, we have striven to provide Black America with an engaging forum and network, to provoke thoughtful as well as positively engaging material for Black people. Due to our efforts at Newsone.com, BlackPlanet.com, and HelloBeautiful.com; our sites have all recently joined an elite group who will compete for Black Web Awards.

In a neighborhood where only 33 percent of students make it through high school and few go on to college, the Seed School in Washington DC is making a difference to get its youngsters on the road to success.

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey‘s quarter-century run on daytime TV may be accompanied by a TV film dramatizing her life.

From NYDailyNews.com: Police Officer James Atkins disobeyed a direct order from his sergeant – and it saved her life.