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College football teams headed to bowl games need to shrink the racial gap in academic progress


It is that time of year again where 78 Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams are selected to participate in one of 39 bowl games. It is a great opportunity for the student-athletes to represent their schools, their fans, their friends and their families to wrap up the season.

Putting aside the revenue-generating benefits of a bowl game, it is important to remember that these athletes are still students enrolled in a college degree program. Less than two percent of the football student-athletes are given the opportunity to play professional football and the average National Football League (NFL) playing career is less than four years. This means the schools have a social responsibility to provide their student-athletes with the opportunity to receive a quality education and improve…

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African leaders and the bowl from China



Not long ago, more than 40 African leaders went to China together with President Muhammadu Buhari to attend an economic summit to try to find …
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Spring Harbor Beats Out 11 Middle Schools to Win African American History Challenge Bowl Championship


A large crowd – including administrators, students, teachers, parents and community leaders – came out to see the 24th annual African American History Challenge Bowl on April 7 at the MMSD’s Doyle Administration Building. A talented team of Spring Harbor Middle Schoolers defeated Sennett Middle School in the championship match-up to punch their ticket to the National African American History Challenge Bowl competition in Hollywood, Florida, this June.

“We had all 12 middle schools participating this year. The event went really well. It was a fun event,” Enis Ragland, founding president of 100 Black Men of Madison and moderator of the event, tells Madison365.

The African American History Challenge Bowl is an annual contest for middle school students in a quiz show…

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African American history challenge bowl


MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)– More than a dozen students put their brains to the test Saturday at the African American History Challenge Bowl to see how well they know black history.

The event was hosted for the 24th time by 100 Black Men of Madison. Middle school students competed in teams answering a variety of questions about African American history.

The moderator of the event, Enis Ragland, said it is important for students to understand all types of history.

“History is important to our past, present and future and understanding our history and being proud of our history is important to our kids. And to all kids.” Said Ragland.

The winners of the event will advance…

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Madison Middle School Teams Ready for Fierce Competition at 24th Annual African American History Challenge Bowl


A team from Wright Middle School became the 100 Black Men of America’s national African American History Challenge Bowl champions last summer by defeating a middle school team from the greater Charlotte area in the championship match-up. But in order to get to that national competition, they had to beat a great group of Madison-area schools in the local challenge bowl competition that was really competitive because, in short, Madison middle schools have won five national championships in just 24 years.

This year, that local competition will be held on Saturday, April 7, at the Doyle Administration Building of the Madison Metropolitan School District.

“The 24th annual African American History Challenge Bowl is a citywide competition among middle school students,” J.R….

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