Duke University names first black dean of Duke Chapel – News & Observer

Response: Well here we go again now I have to read racist comments. Will compare him to our first black President. But the sad part is the Safe Negroes that don’t see race as an issue.

Its former dean was an Anglican theologian who left Duke Chapel to lead an upper-crust congregation in London that caters to government leaders.

Its new dean grew up in a Holiness-Pentecostal church, where ecstatic prayer and faith healing rituals are common. He is an ordained Baptist minister. (More)

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(Just On Yesterday Leshaun Jenkins Was Inducted In The DCN Hall Of Fame) Jenkins: Local educator heading on third mission trip – The Daily Southerner

TARBORO — Leshaun Jenkins, soccer coach and civics/ economics teacher at Tarboro High School, has a passion for helping others and on August 7, Jenkins will leave his Edgecombe County home to embark on his third international mission trip.

“I just have a major passion in less-developed parts of the world,” Jenkins said. “My dream job one day would be to work for a humanitarian organization.” (More)

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President Obama Signs New Initiative to Improve Educational Outcomes for African Americans

Executive Order Establishes the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

On Wednesday, during his remarks at the National Urban League conference in New Orleans, LA, President Obama announced he would sign an Executive Order today to improve outcomes and advance educational opportunities for African Americans.

The President has made providing a complete and competitive education for all Americans – from cradle to career – a top priority.  The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans will work across Federal agencies and with partners and communities nationwide to produce a more effective continuum of education programs for African American students.  The Initiative aims to ensure that all African American students receive an education that fully prepares them for high school graduation, college completion, and productive careers. (More)