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Plus, an 11-year-old starts a book club for young Black boys in St. Louis and a Hawaii and Maryland judge strikes down recent Muslim travel ban.

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A Barber took part in Dubuque's Back to School Bash in Comiskey Park on Saturday to give free haircuts to children who read books to him

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Do you know what makes me happy? The feeling of the sun on the back of my neck, lazy Sunday afternoon barbeques and the laughter…

At NewsOne, we believe that the child who reads is the child who leads. In keeping with that idea, we decided this summer to take…

At NewsOne, we believe that the child who reads is the child who leads. In keeping with that idea, we decided this summer to take…

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…

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Who you got in this weekend’s Super Bowl? It’s shaping up to be an epic battle of veteran vs. newcomer with Peyton Manning calling shots…

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Terry McMillan is in a good place. The 61-year-old best-selling author just moved from Northern to Southern California and her son, Solomon, is now a…

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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…

The literacy rate in America is officially 99%. But before we sit back, open the champagne and pat ourselves on the back, consider this… America has a functional illiteracy rate of 22%. This means that over 44 million American adults cannot do anything more complex than make out certain letters, or spell their name. They […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The nation’s students are mired at a basic level of reading in fourth and eighth grades, their achievement in recent years largely stagnant, according to a federal report Wednesday that suggests a dwindling academic payoff from the landmark No Child Left Behind law. But reading performance has climbed in D.C. elementary […]