The word pre-school can bring a lot of things to mind. Classrooms with bright-eyed students learning their ABC’s, cutting out shapes on color construction paper and hours of snacks, naps and playtime. If this is what comes to mind for you, the good news is you’re not wrong and none of this is a bad […]

Kelisa Wing’s education journey is anything, but traditional. Prior to being named the Department of Defense Education Activity’s State Teacher of the Year, Wing spent years as a substitute teacher, school secretary, classroom aide, and administrative officer in Germany. Upon returning to the States with her family and teaching eighth-grade language arts, the Toledo, Ohio […]

The National Urban League has been releasing its annual report, The State of Black America, for 41 years; it’s an amalgamation of data which quantifiably measures African American (and now Hispanic) progress in six key areas: economics, employment, education, health, housing, and criminal justice.

The 20-page report entitled ‘Protect Our Progress’ is surely a reference to what many see as the rollback—or anticipated rollback—of progress made under the eight-year Obama administration.

For decades, old-guard civil rights groups like the National Urban League, the NAACP, and even Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network, have been the go-to groups for elected officials to get a read on the needs and demands of Black voters. But Black Lives Matter, with its tight social media game, has shifted the paradigm, forcing civil rights […]

Blacks in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans have made some educational progress, but the median income has not risen as much as that of White households, reports NOLA. The Urban League of Greater New Orleans and the National Urban League announced the findings Friday at the Essence Festival, where the group discussed New Orleans’ shifting demographics and promoted […]


CNN anchor Don Lemon, who made a Columbia Journalism Review list of “worst journalism of 2014,” has done it again. Saying she was just singing a song, Lemon on Tuesday defended the house mom for the University of Oklahoma’s now-closed Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, Mediaite reports. The woman, Beauton Gilbow, can be heard in a […]