back to school

To cap off Black Business Month, we found some great Black-owned companies for all back-to-school shopping needs. You're welcome in advance!

Becky Pringle, president of the nation's largest labor union, the National Education Association, joins the 'Russ Parr Morning Show' to discuss the upcoming school year and what precautions need to be made to maintain a safe learning environment.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Rapper DMX has helped a Maine family with its back-to-school purchases. The rapper was in Maine to perform at Rock Row when he crossed paths with Nikki Cutchens and her daughter Grace at the Maine Mall. Cutchens tells WABI-TV that she was in line Saturday when DMX offered to pay. It was […]

Now that kids are heading back to school, their nutrition, and keeping them rested and healthy for the school year is important. Weight loss expert Robert Ferguson wants to encourage parents to stay on top of their children’s food choices so that they can achieve optimum results during the school year. Here are his tips: […]


First day of school photos are precious, there’s no denying it. But one Louisiana mom’s photo is going viral for what her kids decided to do before starting the school year. Jamisha Harris, of Baton Rouge, shared a prayer and photo of her three children — Eugene, 10, Jorden, 8, and Emily, 7 — praying […]


Earlier this summer, Jaxson Turner, 12, set a goal to provide backpacks for at least 100 students in need. In June, Turner told NBC 5 , he wanted to fill each backpack with school supplies to help students start the school year off strong. Turner didn’t just reach his goal, he crushed it. The Dallas […]

Going back to school is exciting for kids. They can’t wait to show off their new clothes, backpacks and tell all of their friends and teachers about their summer. But, for some parents back to school season is extremely stressful.  Black-ish star Marcus Scribner, Frito-Lay, and Feed the Children have joined forces to help those in need […]

Rapper 21 Savage is set to host his third annual Issa Back to School Drive, a two-day event on Aug. 4 and 5, to be held near his childhood home on Glenwood Road in Atlanta. “Giving back to where I grew up means a lot to me. These kids need it and I use to be one […]

Comedian Cocoa Brown stopped by St. Louis and hung out in the studio with Lavell. They are both performing in St. Louis this weekend! Her son just started kindergarten and she’s not ready! Cocoa cried, “I ran behind the bus saying ‘Come back! ‘I’m not ready.'” Brown has no shame when she talks about her baby daddy. She […]

This week’s Human Being Of The Week features Amariyanna Copeny from Flint, Michigan. The 10-year-old partnered with a nonprofit organization for Pack Your Back, which puts bags together filled with school supplies for kids. She’s raised $10,000 online for this event which is looking to spread to other cities in the state. Don’t Miss Out! Follow The […]

It looks like Busta Rhymes is kinda, sorta dealing with the empty nest syndrome. The veteran rapper is dealing with another son leaving the nest, so to speak, for college. Rhymes says he’s watching his son embark on a “new phase in life.” Via Instagram, he shared the emotional moment that he dropped his son, […]

School is back in session and if you listen closely, you can hear the joyous cheers of parents across the country celebrating the silence of their kids being back behind a desk. While the initial shopping is done, there still are a few odds and ends needed to round out the usual stash of clothes, […]