Google Donates $1.5M to Chance The Rapper’s Non-profit Organization

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Chance the Rapper continues to take his philanthropy efforts to new levels. On Wednesday, he announced that Google funded coding classes for 20 schools in his hometown of Chicago. Today @Google funded coding classes for 20 schools on the south and west sides. God bless everyone involved. Thank you. — Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 6, […]

LL Cool J Has Completed A Course At Harvard Business School

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Hip-hop icons seem to be on a roll on the Harvard tip. Earlier today, (Nov. 27th) hip-hop legend LL Cool J announced on Instagram that he has completed The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports program at Harvard Business School. According to the school’s official website, the program is described as follows: Advertisement “In the […]

Legal Champion, Entrepreneur and The Source Chairman L. Londell McMillan to be Honored with Brooklyn Tech’s 2017 Titans of Tech Award

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There aren’t many things that are more important than giving back to the community. Ask Brooklyn Technical High School’s 2017 Titans of Tech Award recipients. This year, the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation will celebrate the school’s 95th anniversary and honor three ‘Titans of Tech’ on Nov. 28. Alumni being honored this year are Legal Champion, […]

Chance the Rapper and Lyft Partner Up to Fund Chicago Public Schools

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Words by Fatima Barrie Chance the Rapper’s love for Chicago Public Schools is endless. This past March, Chicago native Chance the Rapper, whose real name is Chancelor Johnathan Bennett,  made a tremendous effort by donating $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools system. Now he’s back at it again lending a helping hand to underfunded […]

Rihanna Launches “Dollar Campaign” For Global Education


In tandem with her Clara Lionel Foundation, founded in 2012 in honor of her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithewate, Rihanna has announced a new initiative that will go towards benefitting young girls in need of an education in Malawi while giving fans a chance to earn a ticket to her lauded Diamond Ball. This new […]

The Source360 Youth Hackathon presented by Blue 1647 and The Source

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The Source, and the top entrepreneurship and innovation center for youth and adult technology education, Blue 1647, partners to put on The Source 360 Hackathon Experience on August 10th during the 4th Annual Source360 Conference in Downtown, Brooklyn. One of the biggest challenges to urban youth is access to technology. Blue 1647 teaches middle school and […]

A Tribe Called Quest Gets Memorialized With New Mural In Queens


Earlier this year, A Tribe Called Quest lost a beloved member of their group: Malik Izaak Taylor, also known as Phife Dawg, to a long time battle against diabetes. Phife left his mark on New York City’s Hip Hop landscape and more importantly, on his home borough of Queens. The community immediately held a vigil […]

New Study: White Teachers Expect Less From Black Students

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According to a new study conducted by Johns Hopkins and American University researchers, white teachers and Black teachers have a different opinion about Black students, showing that when asked about the same student, white teachers expect less success academically from Black students than Black teachers do. The gap shows that a white teacher is 30 percent […]

Activist DeRay Mckesson Outlines Plans For Mayoral Race

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After declaring he has plans to run for Mayor of Baltimore, Civil Rights activist DeRay Mckesson, 30, has raised over $77,000 in nine days and has outlined his plans for the city, releasing them on Friday [February 12, 2016] according to the Huffington Post. Mckesson’s plans are focused on education, youth development, safety and community […]

Comedian Arsenio Hall Will Host “BET Honors”

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Comedian Arsenio Hall will host the ninth annual BET Honors premiering February 23rd on BET. The star-studded night will honor five distinguished African Americans performing at exceptional levels in the areas of art, music, theater, technology and business. The ceremony will be taped on Saturday, January 23rd at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. […]

Celebrating Bed-Stuy’s “Queen Mother” Adelaide Sanford’s 90th Birthday


A special community of Black educators, entrepreneurs, businesspeople and activists came together in Harlem this weekend (Saturday, November 21) to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Mother Dr. Adelaide L. Sanford. Distinguished teacher, professor, historian, orator, freedom fighter and Vice Chancellor Emerita, Board of Regents, University of the State of New York, Dr. Sanford is […]

Lebron James Sets Up Program To Help Adults Receive GED

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Cleveland Cavaliers player Lebron James is focusing on uplifting the people in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. After announcing that he will help pay the tuition of high school seniors going to college, he has his hands on another program to help adults who do not have a high school diploma. According to, James […]

Stanford Now Offering Free Tuition


Stanford is now offering free tuition to students, so what’s the catch? According to Stanford… none.   Stanford is one of the country’s most prestigious schools, and with that usually comes a hefty price tag.  With an acceptance rate of only 5.05% though, it makes it even harder to get in despite any level of […]

Alleged Gang Member Tries To Prevent Classmate From Using Blue Ink

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Gang protocol takes precedent over an otherwise simple classroom interaction. While in class, an alleged gang member can be seen addressing another student writing on the board. In the video clip, which you can see above, he approaches the classmate and asks, “What is  that?” Another student can be heard in the background saying “Why […]