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White House Education Official David Johns Sparks the #TeachTheBabies Movement

Marcus Bright | Posted 09.21.2014 | Black Voices
Marcus Bright

It's important to note how social media campaigns have helped to highlight the issue reminding everyone of how important the early years in the development of the brains of young people.

Target Makes Education Fundraising A Click Away

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Black Voices

There is definitely more to love about Target beyond their amazing designer collaborations. Case in point, the mega store has announced a new initiati...

President Obama's Education Initiative Unlocks the Gate for African Americans

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.25.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Acknowledging the significant racial disparity present in our educational system, the president's order is a significant game changer for millions of black students, their families and communities suffering from the impact of inadequate opportunities.

Obama Announces First-Ever African-American Education Office

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students. The White House says the office wi...

Gene Demby

Obama: Gun Restrictions 'Shouldn't Be Controversial, But Common Sense'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

President Barack Obama called for "common sense" gun restrictions in the aftermath of last week's mass killing in Aurora, Colo., in a speech to a majo...

Gene Demby

Obama's New Initiative For Black Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

Tonight President Obama is set to announce a new initiative meant to help more African American students finish high school and graduate from college...