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Top Ten High Schools in the U.S. for Low Income Students

Every year, Newsweek releases their “Beating the Odds” list of schools around the country that do an excellent job of preparing their students for college, including low-income students who have to overcome economic disadvantages. The schools are rated according to performance indicators, and college preparedness based on college acceptance, college prep tests such as SAT and ACT, and percent of students ta ...

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Marcus Scribner Of ‘Black-ish’ Wants To See More Black Nerds On TV

By Taryn Finley Marcus Scribner was made for his role as Andre Johnson Jr. in ABC’s hit series “Black-ish.” Anthony Anderson, Kenya Barris, and then-executive producer Larry Wilmore knew this in 2014 when Scribner thought he could connect with the Los Angeles, California, natives by shouting “WEST COAST REPRESENT!” during his audition. The 16-year-old confessed that he thought he was being cool, but flexing ...

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Presidential Debate Leaves Viewers Uneasy and Unmoved

By Courtney Davis Howard University News Service WASHINGTON -- A watch party for the first presidential debate of 2016 in Busboys and Poets, filled with Democrat Hillary Clinton supporters, gave her televised clash of ideas with Republican nominee Donald Trump the feel of a boisterous Super Bowl party. Viewers jeered the opposing team, in this case Trump, applauded Clinton’s zingers and rebuttals and became ...

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