He says many kids don't have mentors to keep them on track, as he had growing up.

NewsOne focuses in March 2017 on the steep uphill climb of Black girls in the K-12 public school system.

Chancelor Bennett, better known as Chance The Rapper, recently sat down with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to discuss recent plans that would cut Chicago public school’s funding.  After unsuccessful meetings, The Chicago rapper announced last night that he will donate $1 million to CPS. Bennett stated in a news conference, “Today, I’m proud to announce that I […]

@kwellscomm  PraiseIndy.com News & Sports — Friday the 13th is a lucky day for local disabled veterans thanks to the staff and student/athletes at Indianapolis Public Schools  Indianapolis Public Schools’ District Athletics Department, also known as ‘IPS Athletics’ is celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior with a ‘day on’ for […]

Several education news stories in 2016 impacted the African-American community. Black educators reached new heights and the community debated school choice.


In the class, students explore how Black social movements have contributed to empowerment within the African-American community.


The report highlights the progress that has been made in regards to creating opportunities for women and girls of color.

The Education Trust publishes a report on the challenges African-American educators face in public schools. Black teachers shed light on why school districts struggle to retain them.

@kwellscomm  PraiseIndy.com Local News An education icon in the Indianapolis community and the wife of a legendary coach has died. Betty Crowe was the wife of basketball coach Ray Crowe when he led the Crispus Attucks Tigers to a 60-to-1 record and groundbreaking back-to-back state titles in 1955 and 1956. She was a proud Attucks graduate […]

President Obama advocates for My Brother's Keeper initiative. He affirms that the program, which helps young men of color, also benefits the U.S. economy.

President Obama announces a record high school graduation rate increase. The administration points to several of its programs that have enabled the improvement.

Lawmakers filed a bill to fund President Obama's Computer Science Initiative. The president launched the partially-funded program earlier this year.