literacy

The first African-American and woman becomes Library of Congress' new chief executive. She's widely praised for promoting technology at libraries in low-income neighborhoods.

Kerry Washington proved on her most recent birthday that giving really is better than receiving. The Scandal-ous actress took to social media over the weekend…

WASHINGTON (AP) Michelle Obama has introduced the newest class of National Student Poets. The five 15- to 18-year-olds will promote the reading, writing and appreciation of poetry during a year of service as literary ambassadors, particularly among young people. Each student read original poems for the first lady and guests Thursday at the White House. […]

Floyd Mayweather says he doesn’t care that 50 Cent and Manny Pacquiao call him uneducated. He says if it’s true, ‘It makes my story that much more interesting.’ I agree with Floyd 100 percent. Now, before you call me a hypocrite, let me explain. You know I’m a proponent of education and believe that everyone […]

Your local barbershop probably consists of TVs broadcasting ESPN, animated banter on almost any subject and music to match the vibe of the shop. The…

Your local barbershop probably consists of TVs broadcasting ESPN, animated banter on almost any subject and music to match the vibe of the shop. The…

Patrick Oliver traces his success back to this scene: As a little boy in his home in the projects of Little Rock, he shared the morning newspapers with his parents and his grandfather. Each person grabbed a section of the newspaper and passed the other sections around. He and his grandfather, who lived nearby, shared […]

A new survey has named Atlanta the eight most literate city in the U.S. The study conducted by Dr. Jack Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University identified Washington D.C. as the nation’s most literate city for the third time. The survey is in its tenth year of measuring America’s social health by reviewing reading […]