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Akinjo scores 26, Tubelis has game-winner for Arizona

Ellensburg Daily Record 28 Feb 2021
TUCSON, Ariz ... Green's hurried 3-point try at the buzzer was short. Akinjo, who scored 21, 20 and 19 points in his previous three games, was 5 of 8 from the arc ... HONORED ... McCray, a Tucson native, set 12 school records during his senior season and became the first African-American basketball player to graduate from the university ... —— ... All rights reserved.
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APS class of 2020 graduation rate shows uptick

Albuquerque Journal 27 Feb 2021
Officials at Albuquerque Public Schools are celebrating the district’s highest graduation rate in over a decade ... With charters, the most recent graduation rate was 74.6%, up from 70.1% in 2019 ... Still, African American and Native American students’ graduation rates were lower than the districtwide rate at 68.5% and 67.5%, respectively.
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Stanford students win historic victory on elevating Black studies

East Bay Times 27 Feb 2021
For African-American studies, these bureaucratic moves mean its department could one day offer graduate degrees and become a magnet for promising students and high-profile scholars from around the world, students said. Giving African and African-American Studies more prominence ...
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Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives serves as ‘conduit for community’

Michigan Live 27 Feb 2021
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — As executive director of the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives, George Bayard is one part archivist and one part storyteller ... Information on file in the local history collection at the Grand Rapids Public Library indicates he was the first African American student in Michigan to graduate from high school.
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The Black history you didn’t learn in school is being taught on TikTok

The Los Angeles Times 27 Feb 2021
Bogues got a master’s in African American studies at Boston University, then taught history and ethnic studies in Georgia ... At first, Nick Courmon, a graduate student in African American studies at North Carolina Central University, didn’t want to join TikTok.
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Tonywatch: Playwright Katori Hall ‘reaching for humanity’

Federal News Radio 27 Feb 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — Most playwrights who dip their toes into musical theater for the first time go small. Not Katori Hall ... Insight by Kodak Alaris ... Hall graduated from Columbia University in 2003 with a major in African American studies and creative writing, and learned her trade at the American Repertory Theatre Institute and at the Juilliard School ... ___.
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Rosemary English: Aiken County educator is in a class of her own

The Post and Courier 27 Feb 2021
From the time she was an elementary student in a two-room, segregated school in a wooded area of rural Lexington County, Rosemary English knew she was destined to be a teacher ... The best of Rosemary English ... English graduated from the former Lakeview High School, a historically segregated school for African-American students, in West Columbia ... “Mr.
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Even in pandemic-altered 2019-20, more students graduate from high school

Detroit news 26 Feb 2021
Class of 2020 graduates are celebrated in June 2020 ... Rice said in 2011, four-year graduation rates were 57.02%, 62.60% and 80.14% for African American, Hispanic and white students, respectively ... For 2011, five-year graduation rates were 62.56%, 68.31% and 84.81% for African American, Hispanic and white students, respectively.
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WARE offers scholarship for African American students

Finger Lakes Times 26 Feb 2021
Since 1989, college scholarships have been awarded to Wayne County African-American graduating high school seniors who are using their talents and education to ensure equal rights for all. Tim Barber was a young man who died in an accident just weeks after graduating from Williamson High School.
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Early college programs improve access to higher education and should be expanded

The Milford Daily News 26 Feb 2021
At Framingham High School, 56.6 percent of all 2010 high school graduates earned a college degree within six years, according to data from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. But only 44.4 percent of African American graduates did so and even fewer Hispanic students did, 26.3 percent.
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Check out all of our Black History Month coverage

Tampa Bay Times 26 Feb 2021
Woodson African American Museum and the Gibbs High graduate who just reached the highest rank at America’s most prestigious ballet ... Gwendolyn Reese, 71, president of the African American Heritage Association and a lifelong resident of St ... Terri Lipsey Scott is everywhere — holding events, raising money for a $20 million African American museum.
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Pioneers on the playing field: Bruno’s Black former athletes and their impact today

The Brown Daily Herald 26 Feb 2021
He graduated as an honors student in Psychology on the pre-medical track ... White was the first African-American student to join any national fraternity when he joined Delta Upsilon ... After Brown, White went on to have a pioneering career, becoming the first African-American to graduate from Stanford Medical School.
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Tonywatch: Playwright Katori Hall 'reaching for humanity'

The Philadelphia Tribune 26 Feb 2021
NEW YORK — Most playwrights who dip their toes into musical theater for the first time go small. Not Katori Hall ... "I had no qualms whatsoever." ... Hall graduated from Columbia University in 2003 with a major in African American studies and creative writing, and learned her trade at the American Repertory Theatre Institute and at the Juilliard School.
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