Category : Education

by Staff - 1 month ago

In Memoriam: William Benjamin Ray Sr., 1925-2019

William Benjamin Ray, educator, opera singer, and civil rights activist died from congestive heart failure at a hospice facility in Columbia, Maryland on July 3. He was 94 years old. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Ray began singing at the age of 6...

by Staff - 1 month ago

In Memoriam: Philip Freelon, 1952-2019

Philip Freelon, an educator, architect, and a key figure in the design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., died on July 9 after a three-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Cheryl Evans Jones Appointed Acting President of Paine College

Cheryl Evans Jones has been named acting president of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. The college enrolls over 400 students, 85 percent of whom are Black. Dr. Jones first joined the Paine College faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor of psycho...