All schools in the School District of Philadelphia will close early Tuesday and Wednesday due to the excessive heat. Students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. both days, August 28 and 29. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday are canceled, the district said.

Interested in buying a home? We’re here to help! We’ve been focusing on modern-day redlining and the impact it has had on potential homebuyers in Philadelphia and now we want to take the time to offer some assistance and resources to buying your first home. The Urban League of Philadelphia is kicking off its annual Empowerment […]

  Beyoncé announced last week that she’s donating $25,000 grants to four HBCUs through her BeyGOOD charity — and now thanks to Google she’s giving four more students a chance to earn a grant., has announced it will match the superstar philanthropist’s donation and will add four of its own $25,000 grants. Students at […]

A NEW SCHOOL WILL BE BUILT IN QUINCY JONES’ HONOR In celebration of Global Day of Giving/Giving yesterday, organization In a Perfect World (IAPW) has announced that it is launching a fundraising drive to build a school in honor of industry icon Quincy Jones. To be located in a country of Jones’ choosing, the school […]

Mayor Jim Kenney moves to retake control of city school system Mayor Jim Kenney said that it is time for the city to be accountable for the education of its 200,000 schoolchildren, Thursday took steps to take control of the city’s struggling public school system after 16 years of state oversight Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, […]

Sunday, May 28  Host and Producer, Tiffanie Stanard kicked off Philly Speaks with a guest cohost, while Senator Vincent Hughes traveled for work. The guest cohost was Motivational Speaker and Entrepreneur, Maxwell Brown of Getting the Max Out of Life. The topic focused on: Entrepreneurs need more than words of Support! As a entrepreneur for […]

A young man’s dream of space exploration is that much closer to reality when he graduates college this spring. But that’s not even the most amazing part of his story. When he graduates this May, he’ll be just 19-years-old. That’s right, when most students are either just starting or completing their freshman year, 19-year-old Ronald […]


Senate Education Committee chairman John Eichelberger reportedly said during a town hall meeting that he blames failing urban school systems for minority students dropping out of college and that money would be better spent training them for vocational programs.


John Wilson, President, Morehouse College, says he doesn’t know if Trump’s HBCU executive order will make an impact.


In the class, students explore how Black social movements have contributed to empowerment within the African-American community.

The President-elect wants DeVos to reform the education system. She's a strong proponent of school choice.


Racist fliers on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, urge White women to refrain from dating Black men.