Education & Healthcare

Education and healthcare cover cornerstone institutions is our social life --- how we build knowledge and instruct future generations; and how do we care for the mental, physical and emotional stability of citizens.

We explore the conversations, policies and institutes (both traditional and non-traditional) in these areas.

HBCUs take center stage at NBA’s All Star Game

Continuing to advocate for Black institutions, NBA players bring more exposure, resources to HBCUs during All-Star Weekend.

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Sesame Street expands humanitarian initiative to include Rohingya Muslims | The Light Series

Noor and Aziz are six-year-old Rohingya Muslim twins who live in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh – the world’s largest refugee camp. They fled to Bangladesh to escape ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. They’re also muppets. 

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Fight back or die: COVID survivor Jennifer Wager is an educator and disruptor flipping systems through her lens and activism | The Light Series

In between bouts of disorientation and fatigue, a college professor continues to protest a system she works to dismantle.

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Before the holidays, HBCUs hit hard by Covid-19, discover MacKenzie Scott gifts millions with no strings attached | The Light Series

Some HBCUs reported MacKenzie Scott’s generous donation far exceeded any monetary gift in schools with histories over 100 years.

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Professor for the people: Dr. Will Guzmán | The Light Series

If there is a dope cause, Dr. Will Guzmán shows up every single time. 

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Bank of America gifts $1 million to Florida A&M University as part of jobs initiative | The Light Series

FAMU is one of almost two dozen educational institutions to receive needed donations from Bank of America in tough financial times.

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NYC parents take to City Hall and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Midtown office to protest against recent school closures

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have decided to close NYC Schools due to a 3% COVID-19 positivity rate. Parents are not happy about resuming full remote learning. 

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Universities grapple with rising COVID-19 cases

Can universities make effective and fast adjustments as Covid-19 infections spike at institutions across the country?

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Cuomo awaits school districts’ plans as New York prepares to reopen schools

With an in-person start date of September 10, New York school districts have until Friday, August 21, to submit plans to the Department of Health. 

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It was an easy decision, but it was not the right one | OP-ED


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