Beyoncé’s visual album LEMONADE has officially been a part of the public consciousness for a year. To celebrate the project and all of its critical acclaim, Beyoncé didn’t drop a new album or even a song. Instead, she’s changing the lives of four women seeking a higher education, according to CNN.
Another university has owned up to its past involvement in the slave trade and is hoping to make amends. Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic university in the United States, held a service on Tuesday to admit to its involvement in slavery, the hypocrisy of doing so as a religious institution and apologized, according to CNN.
After traveling the world and enjoying a long overdue break/vacation/baecation with his wife Michelle, former president Barack Obama is coming home.
16-year-old Amy Joyner-Francis was attacked by a group of classmates in a girls bathroom of a Delaware high school in April 2016. She died soon after because of an undiagnosed heart condition. A judge has made a ruling on the teenage girls who were responsible for the fatal attack that day.
Ariyana Davis applied to a total of 24 colleges and universities this past year. 23 of them were HBCUs. Being the stellar student that she is, the Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School senior was accepted to all of them.
Charter schools have long been the subject of debate. Many critics feel that they’re being used as a privatized way to make public schools obsolete. While these schools receive funding from the same financial pool as public schools, they’re usually privately owned and operated. They also aren’t restricted to the same regulations as public schools. Recently, a report from a professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago has made some noteworthy connections between the city’s support of charter schools and the financial crisis currently crippling the public school system.
Cedric Anderson was granted access to North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California because he said he had something to give his wife, Karen Elaine Smith. Unfortunately, once Anderson reached the classroom where Smith was teaching, he reached for a .357 Magnum and opened fire, killing Smith and injuring two of her students. Anderson then took his own life.
Anderson, 53, and Smith, 53, had gotten married in January but were already estranged for several weeks, according to The San Bernadino Sun.
In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a plan that would make attending college a lot easier for the state’s families. It may have seemed like a lofty dream at the time, but it was just approved.
A plan to offer residents free tuition to state institutions was approved and will take effect for the 2017-2018 school-year.