AFRO CEO and Publisher Dr. Frances ‘Toni’ Draper speaks at commencement ceremony for Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education

By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Writer On the evening of May 23 Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU) School of Education (SOE) held their 114th commencement ceremony, celebrating the latest group of alumni to join the network of over 24,000 educators.  AFRO Publisher and CEO Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper delivered the commencement speech for the SOE graduates


Coppin State University: Go All In

Coppin State University was founded in 1900 to fill the need for education for African Americans. Specifically, Coppin was founded as a school for black educators, who would go on to teach generations of young people in Maryland, and specifically in the Baltimore City Public School System. The university’s namesake, Fanny Jackson Coppin, was a


Morgan State University graduates implored to ‘speaktruth to power’ at 146th commencement exercises

By Cheryl Stewart, Morgan State University PR Overcast skies endeavored to set the tone, but the joy of achievement recently prevailed at Morgan State University, as 622 candidates received bachelor’s degrees during the 146th undergraduate commencement exercises for the institution, officially deemed a “national treasure” in 2016.  Acclaimed civil rights and personal injury attorney Benjamin