Category Archives: Urban Education

  • Turner’s Two Cents: Brown, Mendez and the Education Obligation (Watch)

    Aug 30, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *As young people return to school across the nation, it’s worthwhile to remember that, for children of color, education is not only the best opportunity for personal growth and career readiness – education is also an obligation we have to those who came before us. “We conclude that in the field of public education the […]

  • LL Cool J Hands Out Back-to-School Supplies in Queens

    Aug 26, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *LL Cool J was on hand to give out backpacks full of school supplies to kids in Jamaica, Queens on Sunday as part of an event hosted by the Worldstar Foundation. The “NCIS: Los Angeles” actor notes that a relatively small contribution can have a big effect on the families. “It lifts a burden. You’d be […]

  • Fail! ATL Teacher Fired for Playing ‘Drunk in Love’ to 6th Grade Class

    Aug 26, 14 by Deron Dalton 4 Comments

    *Atlanta teacher Nikki Turner was fired after playing Beyonce and Jay Z‘s “Drunk in Love” to her sixth-grade class — among other failures as a teacher. “This song is not [in] alignment with Teacher Keys Standard 9, Professionalism,” read a a district document against the teacher. “This song contained profanity, vulgarity, and sexually explicit lyrics.” (Scroll down […]

  • Brown Shooting Re-enactment Results in Suspension For Alabama Teacher (Watch)

    Aug 22, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment

    *A re-enactment of the Aug. 9th fatal shooting of Michael Brown by sixth grade students in Dallas County, Alabama has resulted in the suspension of the students’ teacher. Despite initial reports of the teacher being placed on paid administrative leave, Dallas County School System Superintendent Don Willingham stated that the unnamed Brantley Elementary School teacher […]

  • Beyonce Donating School Supplies Through her ‘BeyGood’ Charity

    Aug 15, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Beyonce is providing 2,000 students in the U.S. with brand new schools supplies through her charitable campaign BeyGood. The singer has selected underfunded schools in a number of cities on the East Coast, including New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Backpacks stuffed with pencils, notebooks, folders and more back-to-school items will be handed […]

  • The Pulse of Entertainment: Kim Waters to Release ‘Silver Soul’

    Aug 14, 14 by Eunice Moseley Leave a comment

    Urban Jazz saxophonist Kim Waters to release ‘Silver Soul’ marking 25 years on September 2, 2014 *“I wanted to do…something for everyone,” Urban Jazz saxophonist Kim Waters said about the theme of his newest album release “Silver Soul” (Red River Entertainment) on September 2, 2014. “…see the growth.” Kim Waters, as always, will provide his […]