Category Archives: Urban Education

  • Jordan Flaherty Explores Racial and Economic Justice Issues in New Documentary Series

    Jul 2, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ Leave a comment

    *New York, NY – The murder of Freddie Gray while in police custody ignited the Baltimore Uprising in April. A new film uncovers deep-rooted economic issues that triggered thousands of frustrated residents to take to the streets. The documentary is part of a new series exploring racial and economic justice issues, produced for “The Laura Flanders Show,” and airing […]

  • West Side Preparatory Founder Marva Collins Dies at 78

    Jun 26, 15 by Qwest7 4 Comments

    *Marva Collins, the founder of the West Side Preparatory School, has died. News of the education activist’s passing was revealed by her son, who said Collins died Wednesday night (June 24) in South Carolina, and was first reported by Jet. She was 78. In addition to starting West Side Preparatory School in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood […]

  • Jill Scott and Hallmark Team for $10K Writing Arts Scholarships

    Jun 25, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *Jill Scott is doing her part to develop the next group of successful writers. According to, Scott is aligning her Blues Babe foundation with Hallmark’s Mahogany brand to award deserving inner-city college students who are interested in a career in writing arts. Two students currently enrolled in college will be eligible to be awarded […]

  • Jussie Smollett to Headline Essence Empowerment Panel at 2015 Essence Festival

    Jun 25, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ Leave a comment

    *Jussie Smollett, star of FOX’s hit TV show “Empire,” is joining with Greater Than AIDS and the Black AIDS Institute to headline a special Essence Empowerment Experience panel in New Orleans on Friday, July 3rd on “The Power of Love & Family:  Ending AIDS in Black America,” moderated by Soledad O’Brien. The ESSENCE Empowerment Experience […]

  • Teacher Instructs Students to Do Selfie With Parents’ Sex Toys

    Jun 22, 15 by Brainuser1 1 Comment

    *Well here’s an exercise to send any parent into an ‘OMG do you think he saw my (you fill in the blank)?’ frenzy. A high school teacher in Alameda who was probably thinking ‘Oh here’s a way to show how hip and cool I am’ — instructed his students to go home and rummage through […]

  • African American Doctor Acquires Exclusive License for Vaccine Said to Prevent HIV

    Jun 20, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ 2 Comments

    *Dr. Mathew Wayne Whitest (Dr. Wayne) and his team at Wayne Pharmaceuticals, recently completed several months of negotiations that resulted in them acquiring a licensing agreement for a  Vaccine in development at the University of Massachusetts Medical School that will prevent the contraction of HIV. This vaccine which is showing great promise is slated to begin clinical trials […]