Home Schooling is a Growing Trend for African American Families


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World These days, public schools are not exactly the safest place for children. Little elementary school children get caught with guns in their backpacks. Drugs can run rampant, and kids have even been caught having sex in classrooms. But, these are not the main reasons black families are increasingly moving toward […]

The 10 Most Profitable College Degrees for Black Students


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World According to the findings of philosopher and college professor Dr. Mark Hebert, only 30 percent of the U.S. population attends college. Out of this percentage, the smaller portion is African Americans. With this in mind, one can easily understand the value of having a college degree. Although having a college […]

Dr. Boyce Spotlight: Meet the First Black National Debate Champion, Dayvon Love


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, YourBlackWorld.com You never know what you’ll discover during a casual review of your Facebook inbox on a Saturday morning.  Today, I had the pleasure of receiving a message from Dayvon Love, an impressive graduating senior at Towson University who also happens to be an outstanding young man. Dayvon and his partner, Deven […]

15-Year Old Girl Gets Accepted Into Harvard


Your Black World reports. Saheela Ibraheem applied to 14 universities across the country, not an extraordinary number of applications, but enough to give her some options.  One thing that clearly makes Ibraheem different from the other applicants is her age, 15 years old. “It’s the age thing. I wanted to make sure I had options,” […]

White Philly Teachers Told They Can’t Teach Black Students


Your Black World reports Racism used to largely be white on black, but it looks like the tables have turned in Philadelphia. As of last week, four white teachers at Thomas Mifflin Elementary School filed lawsuits with complaints of being discriminated against in ways that inhibited their work. As part of their professional development training, teachers at this […]