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10 College Scholarships for Minority Students

Top college funding opportunities and resources

Check out this roundup of some of the top scholarship opportunities designed to benefit minority…

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Spelman College Suspends Cosby Endowed Professorship Indefinitely

Spelman becomes the latest institution to end their relationship with Bill Cosby

Spelman College suspends the Cosby Chair for Humanities program indefinitely amid sexual assault allegations

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The Bill Dickey Scholarship Association Helps Kids Achieve Golf Dreams

The program aims to diversify golf

Aiming to help diversify the world of golf, the Bill Dickey Scholarship Association (BDSA) works…

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From Prison to Entrepreneurship: How One Women Used Black Enterprise to Fight the Odds

Katherine Graham credits Black Enterprise with changing her life.

One woman shares how Black Enterprise helped guide her through prison into becoming a successful…

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10 of the Worst College Majors for Your Career

Top college degrees that aren't worth the financial investment

A list of 10 of the worst college majors with the least career growth potential

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‘Just Been Tested’ Website Promotes HIV/AIDS Testing And Awareness

Right on time for World AIDS Day

To commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day, we here at Black Enterprise are hoping to…

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J. Cole Talks Life and Carer with Morehouse College Students

Rapper surprises students with a classroom Q&A session

Rapper J. Cole makes a surprise visit to Morehouse College to speak to a group…

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Lincoln University President Resigns

Robert Jennings steps down from leadership position following backlash from rape comments

Lincoln University President Robert Jennings announces his resignation

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Hampton President Awarded Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Award

President Harvey gets recognized for his leadership and dedication to education

Thurgood Marshal College Fund awards Hampton University president, William R. Harvey, Ph.D., with the Educational…

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Partners with University of Phoenix

New partnership will grant HBCU students with access to more online courses

Thurgood Marshall College Fund partners with the University of Phoenix to provide access to more…

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Lincoln University President Receives Backlash for Rape Comments

HBCU president in hot water for comments about women and rape

Lincoln University President Robert R. Jennings receives major backlash for his comments about women and…

By Courtney Connley

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9 Black Executives Who Attended HBCUs

Proud HBCU business leaders you should know

With the lack of recognition for HBCUs contributions to the workforce, we rounded up some…

By Courtney Connley

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Education Department Announces Plans to Strengthen PLUS Loan Program

Federal government works to help more families qualify for college loans

The Department of Education announces plans to update its PLUS loan regulations in order to…

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HBCU’s Wealthiest Graduate Revealed—and It’s Not Oprah Winfrey

Daughter of Walmart co-founder comes in as wealthiest graduate of a predominately black college

Ann Walton Kroenke ranks as the wealthiest HBCU graduate with inherited family wealth.

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High School Dropout Rate Hits Record Low for Blacks and Hispanics

Higher academic achievements from black and Hispanic students helps to improve the nation's graduation rate

New data from the Pew Research Center shows that the dropout rate for black and…

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Female Leaders Winning: Johnnetta B. Cole, a Leader in Education

A spotlight on the journey of a true woman of power

Johnnetta Cole’s legacy is and continues to be one of female and black empowerment through…

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Nicole Bernard Becomes Executive VP of Fox Audience Strategy

Bernard to help improve the company's diversity efforts

Fox Audience Strategy announced Howard University alum, Nicole Bernard, as executive vice president

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Hampton University President Blasts Federal Government for Lack of HBCU Support

William Harvey details strained relationship between HBCUs and funding

Hampton University President Dr. William Harvey calls out the federal government for its lack of…

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10 HBCUS That Received Lucrative Grants in 2014

These institutions received the best grant donations this year

From improvements to student employment programs, to funding that helps elevate STEM research, we’ve rounded…

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Four HBCUs Receive Grants to Support LGBT Programs

HBCUs will use The New Black film to discuss issues pertaining to LGBT community

In an effort to focus on more LGBT inclusion, the Human Rights Campaign has awarded…

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Black Ivy League Student Leaders Form Civil Rights Coalition

Students pledge to help bring about racial equality

With the goal of bringing about social change, black student leaders from the nation’s eight…

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ASPiRE Announces Partnership with White House Initiative on HBCUs

Conference is scheduled for Sept. 22-23 in Washington D.C.

ASPiRE will a partner with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities…

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Hampton University and Norfolk State Create Environmental Science Partnership

HBCUs work together to create opportunities for students interested in STEM

Hampton University and Norfolk State sign a partnership to create more opportunities for black students…

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Anthony Gee, from left, Chidi Afulezi, Guy Primus and James Harris have formed The Core Venture Studio, an up to $15 million fund, to invest in media, technology and entertainment startups.

The Core Venture Studio Shakes Up South With Tech, Media, and Entertainment Fund

Early-stage fund, The Core Venture Studio in Atlanta, aims at tech, media, entertainment. Check out…

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Harlem’s Fashion Row Works to Educate Next Generation of Creatives

Founder Brandice Henderson talks importance of educating rising stars

To better prepare students for success in fashion, Harlem Fashion Row founder has created an…

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Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE Expands 2014 HBCU Football Coverage

Strikes a deal with Urban Sports & Entertainment Group (USEG)

ASPiRE is expanding its HBCU college sports coverage thanks to a new deal with Urban…

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Alabama State University Receives $1 Million in Grants for STEM

Grant allows ASU to enter STEM partnership with Tuskegee University and Auburn University

Alabama State University receives $1 million in federal funding to support student research opportunities in…

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Johnson C. Smith Receives Grant to Launch Art Exhibit on Black Philanthropy

A $96,665 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Johnson C. Smith University receives $96,665 grant to launch a traveling art exhibit on the…

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Howard University Hospital Receives $11 Million Grant for Sickle Cell Research

Funds to help develop new Center for Hemoglobin Research in Minorities

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Howard University Hospital Center for Sickle Cell…

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Offers to Pay for Michael Brown’s Funeral

Fraternity also challenges other black Greek organizations to take action against the latest attacks on young black men

Standing by their commitment to social justice, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has offered to…

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Four Morehouse Professors Pen Open Letter in Michael Brown’s Honor

Professors honor Brown and encourage young black men everywhere

In honor of Michael Brown’s death, four Morehouse College professors have written on open letter…

By Courtney Connley

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Award-Winning Event Planner Tells How To Execute Events Abroad

Cheryl Gentry details global expansion and preparedness for international clientele

Cheryl Gentry, president of Glow Media details strategy for global events and her favorite apps…

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#BESMART: 5 Vital Things to Know About Black Students & Education

Join the education conversation today

Black Enterprise BE Smart serves as the go-to sources for the latest in education news…

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Alabama State University Marching Band Lands Reality Show

Life behind the scenes for award-winning HBCU band coming to A&E Network

Alabama State University’s Mighty Marching Hornets Marching Band lands a reality show on A&E Network.

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#JusticeForMikeBrown: #HBCUs Stand Together in Protest to Raise Awareness

HBCUs shoot powerful #HandsUpDontShoot pictures

In honor of unarmed Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown’s death, HBCUs across the nation have…

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Department of Education to Ease Restrictions on Student Loans

New loan restrictions expected to go into effect fall 2015

The Department of Education is making plans to reduce college loan approval restrictions for parents…

By Courtney Connley

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(Exclusive) Spotlight On Africa: How African American Entrepreneurs Can Engage (Part 2)

Valerie Jarrett and African leaders weigh in on millennials investing in Africa

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The U.S.-Africa Summit, the largest ever contingent of African heads-of-State assembled in Washington, D.C., wrapped…

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Women of Power: Spelman College President Beverly Tatum Talks Fundraising, Fitness and Retirement

Barbara Graves Award honoree stresses need for education on health and wellness

Spelman’s President Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum talks hitting her historic fundraising goal, changes at Spelman…

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Spelman Raises Record $157.8 Million for Academic Initiatives and Campus Facilities

HBCU receives more than 70 percent alumnae contributions to campaign

After a 10-year fundraising campaign, Spelman College has announced they’ve exceeding their monetary goal and…

By Courtney Connley

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Celebrity Do-Gooder: Kevin Hart Donates $50,000 to HBCU

Comedian donates money to HBCU band members

Funnyman Kevin Hart visited Tom Joyner Morning Show and donated $50,000 to Texas Southern University’s…

By Courtney Connley

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Tech Disruptors for Good: Goodie Hack Aims to Transform Communities Worldwide

Entrepreneurs, designers, developers and marketers, gather to help local organizations

Atlanta-based social good hackathon provides support to local organizations and breeds a new wave of…

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UNCF President Responds to Koch Donation Critics and Talks Young Entrepreneurship

Dr. Lomax elaborates on the impact the Koch Brother's donation will have on HBCU students

UNCF President Dr. Lomax responds to Koch donation critics and talks the importance of creating…

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Educator Launches Initiative To Fund All-Black Boys Academy

Umar Johnson, Ph.D., aims to raise $5 million to buy St. Paul's College

Umar Johnson, Ph.D., is hoping to raise $5 million dollars to purchase St. Paul’s College…

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Koch Brothers Grant $25 Million to United Negro College Fund

Conservative powerhouse lends large donation to UNCF

UNCF announced Friday that Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation had donated $25…

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10 HBCUs With the Highest Alumni Donations

Clafin, Spelman and Morehouse top the list

With HBCU alumni donations falling just below 10 percent, new data from U.S. News shows…

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Buy off campus. Nearly all school supplies sold in on-campus book stores are more expensive than in stores located in town. “If possible, especially when you are making bulk purchases, make the trip off campus to buy school supplies,” recommends Jesse Ryan, managing director at Accounting Principals. “Sometimes local vendors even sell campus spirit wear for nearly half the price,” he adds.

Education Roundup: Spike in Student-Athlete Academic Performances, NCAA Violations and More

The latest in education news around the country

The latest in education news from improvement student-athlete performances, to NCAA violations leading to scholarship…

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Forest Whitaker to Produce Scripted Drama on HBCU Hazing

Actor backs project that will bring controversial hazing topic to the big screen

Forest Whitaker teams with Reginald Hudlin to help produce a scripted drama that sheds light…

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Dr. Juan Chisholm Dishes Advice on Graduating College Debt-Free

Entrepreneur and author shares tips on how he graduated three universities free of student loans

Dr. Juan Chisholm offers financial tips to college students on graduating free of student loans

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Dr. Lomax Talks UNCF Better Futures Campaign and HBCUs Financial Crisis

UNCF President explains the need to revamp the federal student loan program

Dr. Lomax talks about UNCF Better Futures campaign, the financial crisis at HBCUs and problems…

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U.S. Black Chambers President Ron Busby Talks Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses

Black Enterprise-Gates Symposium speaker offers tips for young entrepreneurs and small businesses

U.S. Black Chambers President Ron Busby gives advice to young entrepreneurs and small businesses

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13 Black Speakers to Lookout for During 2014 Commencement Season

A list of this year's most anticipated commencement speakers

A list of this year’s most anticipated commencement speakers

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Education Roundup: More Blacks Accepted to Harvard, New HBCU President and More

The latest in education news around the country

Harvard accepts more black students, new HBCU president announced and more

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Graduation Rate Reaches Historic High, But Achievement Gaps Remain

Minority students lag behind with below-average rates

Recent data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics shows that the national graduation…

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Diddy’s Revolt: 3 Lessons On Disruption, Reinvention & Millennials Changing the Game

Sean Combs talks evolution of music TV at NYC upfront event

Sean “Diddy” Combs, along with Revolt TV executives and staff, held an upfront event in…

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Merrill Lynch’s Racquel Oden Discusses Her Efforts to Diversify Wall Street

Exec looks to increase minority representation in finance

A real wealth-building strategy requires more than just saving and ensuring your portfolio beats benchmarks

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Why Critics of Historic NCAA Union Labor Ruling Are Missing The Point

Unions have a vital role in the health and safety of athletes, Bill Spriggs writes

Do you agree with the idea of a college basketball union for student athletes?

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Women’s History Month: U.S. Foreign Service Diplomat Finds Career Success in Caribbean

How Krystal Norman expanded her career horizons by working abroad

Through her work abroad, Krystle Norman has organized and spearheaded global as well as local…

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Accelerating STEM Opportunities for African American Students

Morgan State University hosts President Obama’s Science and Technology Advisor, showcasing the HBCU as a great academic resource in the sciences

President Obama’s advisor on science and technology John P. Holdren, Ph.D., visited the faculty and…

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Morehouse College President Talks ‘Education Crisis’ Facing Young Black Men

Morehouse president discusses "My Brother's Keeper" and what else needs to be done

The first thing we have to do is recognize that it’s a very serious issue

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Obama’s New Budget Promises Opportunity – and a Tough Political Battle

Will this budget get passed?

With the looming mid-term elections, the president’s budget proposal marks the beginning of yet another…

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Spelman College President Beverly Tatum On Preparing the Next Gen of STEM Leaders

Black Enterprise’s ‘Educating Our Daughters’ speaker discusses women in STEM

Black Enterprise caught up with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum to talk about the future of…

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Boss Moves Lessons from a Woman of Power: American Express EVP Glenda Goodly McNeal

Then and now: 3 key insights on career positioning from a female who beat the odds

A millennial gets a chance meeting with American Express executive Glenda McNeal and is inspired…

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How Pres. William R. Harvey’s business approach produced an HBCU set for sustainable longevity

Hampton University president William Harvey gives candid insights on HBCU management efficiency and entrepreneurial innovation.

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Grambling did not play a scheduled game against Jackson State Saturday.

Grambling Players Announce They Will Return to Practice, Play Saturday

Development ends saga over inferior equipment, facilities

Grambling football players boycotted last Saturday’s game in protest

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Why Common Core is Vital to Your Business

Our global economic competitiveness depends on a well-educated workforce

Common Core State Standards – the set of internationally benchmarked goals for public school…

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A New Curriculum for HBCUs

In our exclusive interview, Education Secretary Arne Duncan shares how innovation at HBCUs will bolster our 21st-century workforce

In interview with Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle, Education Secretary Arne Duncan discussed the president’s new…

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The Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Showcase (seen here in 2010) is one of the true gems of HBCU culture.

5 Reasons ‘Money Games’ Won’t Save HBCU Football

"Our dependency on PWIs to finance our athletics at the expense of our dignity, is frightening at best, self-hate at worst."

Are ‘money games’ the answer to saving HBCU athletic programs?

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Ford Targets HBCUs for Unique Community Challenge Competition

Ford's multicultural marketing division is making inroads with the collegiate black community

Students are encouraged to creatively address a tangible, unmet community need that touches at least…

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NFL Legend Doug Williams Out as Coach at Grambling

Former NFL quarterback had two stints at school

NFL legend Doug Williams is out as head coach of Grambling’s football team.

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Morehouse College Students ‘Step’ Up Their Game with Footwear Business

Here's how these Morehouse students parlayed a love for athletic footwear into a shoe company

As a student at the prominent Henry W. Grady High School in Atlanta, Thabiti Stephens…

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Award-Winning Architect Phil Freelon

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on the Urban Business Roundtable: The Freelon Group CEO Phil Freelon, HBCU Connect…

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The 78th Annual Tuskegee/Morehouse Classic will be broadcast nationally on Bounce TV this fall.

SIAC, Bounce TV Agree To Broadcast HBCU Football

Network slated to broadcast five games

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and Bounce TV unveiled the schedule for their new…

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Bill Containing Winston-Salem State’s Stadium Bid Passes

State senate approves university bid

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the university’s bid to buy the stadium from the City…

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A Cryin’ Shame: NCCU-NC A&T Rivalry Missing From MEAC TV Schedule

November 23 in-state rivalry game won't be seen on MEAC TV

Schedule still consists of strong match-ups.

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Morehouse Student Murdered Near School

Police are asking for assistance in solving the crime

A Morehouse student shot and killed while sitting in his car

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Use coupons for price reductions. Don’t miss out on a great deal--- compliments of a coupon---when you’re forced to purchase a brand new textbook. Sites like RetailMeNot.com and PromoCodes.com list the latest coupons and special offers by several major retailers that sell textbooks and other college supplies. A quick search is all it takes to find some attractive discounts on your next purchase.  Coupons are a good idea if you have any college courses that require you to purchase the latest edition of a book. Just be prepared for some serious sticker shock. It’s not uncommon for a new college textbook to cost $100 or more.

10 HBCUs Effectively Using Technology and Social Media

Historically black colleges and universities use digital to appeal to prospective and returning students

See how these 10 HBCUs are effectively using technology and social media.

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The Home Depot Awards HBCU Oakwood University With $50,000 Makeover

Black colleges benefit from the company’s campus-improvement program

The Home Depot responded to HBCUs in need through a campus-improvement grant program called Retool…

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Livingstone Students Stabbed Off-Campus

The suspect has been arrested

Two Livingstone students recovering after being attacked

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Trailblazers of Education: 7 Black Women Who Broke Barriers

Scholar pioneers who advance intellect and innovation of society

Here’s a look a seven female pioneers who advance the plight of education around the…

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Delta Sigma Theta Hazing Investigation Heats Up at FAMU

Pledges allegedly had to do squats for long periods of time

FAMU Deltas in the hot seat over alleged hazing incident

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HBCUs Clash With Obama Administration Over Financial Aid

New financial aid policies make it more difficult for parents of color to borrow.

HBCU officials say they were not given a notice of the changed loan standard.

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Bringing African Americans Back into Baseball

Will outreach efforts foster diversity?

Major League Baseball’s first Urban Invitational baseball tournament brought historically black colleges and universities to…

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Fox launches partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Fox Partners With HBCU’s to Encourage Diversity in Entertainment

Membership in the Alliance is open to all current HBCUs

Fox makes major steps to nurture and encourage diversity in the filmmaking industry

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Pres. Obama to Deliver Commencement Speech at Morehouse College

This will be Obama's second commencement speech at an HBCU

Morehouse College president announces that Pres. Obama will deliver this year’s commencement speech

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Black Founders’ HBCU Hackathon Tour Exposes Students to the Art of Hacking

Organization hosts first-ever hackathon for HBCU community in Atlanta

The first HBCUHacks event took place in Atlanta at Hypepotamus, an entrepreneurial startup and collaboration…

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Fill it out NO matter what 	Never second-guess your decision to fill out the FAFSA. Regardless of your family’s income, filing out the document qualifies you to receive various forms of financial assistance. According to a Minnesota Office of Higher Education report, in 2007-2008, of the 8.4 million students who did not file a FAFSA, an estimated 2.3 million students were estimated to have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC)—the amount of money one’s family is expected to pay toward his/her college education per year—that would have made them eligible for a federal Pell Grant, with 1.1 million potentially qualifying for a full Pell Grant.

White House Tech Inclusion Summit Unveils Private-Sector Initiatives to Bridge Gap in STEM

Follow up to the Tech Inclusion Roundtable sets foundation for change

The White House Tech Inclusion Summit, which took place at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building…

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Audit Shows HBCU Employee Received $60K Extra Pay in Error

The HBCU violated state law by paying an employee extra money

N.C. Central University tries to recoup over $60,000 from an employee they paid extra money

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Jacque Carpenter Takes Over CIAA as New Commissioner

Jacque Carpenter becomes the first woman named Commissioner of Center Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).

Jacque Carpenter named new CIAA commissioner and leads conference to another great tournament in Charlotte,…

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For Detroit’s KeY Wane, Graduation Has Two Degrees of Success

For young super producer already killing the game, graduation from Tenn. State Univ. is around the corner.

KeY Wane’s already produced some of the biggest songs in hip hop — and he’s…

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The Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Showcase (seen here in 2010) is one of the true gems of HBCU culture.

Priced Out, It’s Time for HBCU Athletics to Focus on Values

HBCUs can set another, more principled agenda for all of college sports to see

The Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Showcase (seen here in 2010) is one of…

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Don’t Sleep: 7 Young HBCU Alums to Watch in 2013

These bosses are making major strides in every industry

From entertainment to sports to business, graduates of historically black college and universities are making…

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What Will be the Fate of Financially Shaky HBCUs?

Many HBCUs are on their last legs, according to many.

Few HBCUs instill in their undergraduate students an ethic around philanthropic giving.

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Entrepreneurial Studies Increasing at HBCUs

Entrepreneurial programs are gaining traction at HBCUs across the country.

Entrepreneurial programs are gaining traction at HBCUs across the country.

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Famous Celebrities Who Have Gone to an HBCU

Check out these celebrities and their alma mater.

Check out these celebrities and their alma mater.

By Sasha King

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Is Morehouse College in Financial Trouble?

Enrollment has dropped while faculty and staff furloughed

Enrollment has dropped while faculty and staff furloughed

By Makkada B. Selah

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Morris Brown Still Limping Along Financially

The embattled HBCU only has 50 registered students

The embattled HBCU only has 50 registered students

By Makkada B. Selah

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UBR Spotlight: Sublime Doughnuts Founder Kamal Grant

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Business Roundtable: Sublime Doughnuts Creator Kamal Grant, HBCU Connect…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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HBCU Employee Says She was Fired for Being White

Woman says university wouldn't have fired her if she was black

Woman says university wouldn’t have fired her if she was black

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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How Will HBCU’s Manage Grant Funds From The White House?

Department of Education announces $228 million to be distributed to HBCU's

Department of Education announces $228 million to be distributed to HBCU’s

By Sasha King

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Black Colleges Receive $228 Million From U.S. Government

HBCUs to receive additional funding for campus expansion and train faculty

HBCUs to receive additional funding for campus expansion and train faculty

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Clark Atlanta University Ranked as Worst in Student Debt

94 percent of students at HBCU borrow money to fund education

94 percent of students at HBCU borrow money to fund education

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Are African Leaders Doing Enough? [Opinion]

Columnist Raynard Jackson has strong words for the continent

Columnist Raynard Jackson has strong words for the continent

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The Roses are applying a multistrategy approach to pay for college costs

The Business of College Planning

With college costs skyrocketing and many Americans still reeling from the Great Recession, paying for…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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White President Of NAACP Student Chapter At HBCU, Found Dead

Michael Teasley was found dead in his apartment

Michael Teasley was found dead in his apartment

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President Obama’s Big Plan for Small Business

As President Obama goes into full campaign mode, he must cite such examples to make…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Entertainment Manager Yandy Smith Talks Value of Black College Experience

Former 'Love and Hip Hop' star's undergrad journey sparked future success

For ‘Love and Hip Hop’ star and entertainment manager Yandy Smith, a valuable experience at…

By Yandy Smith

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The 15 Best Companies for Workforce Diversity

They raised the bar in diversity recruitment, retention, and inclusion

Every July, Black Enterprise magazine identifies the “40 Best Companies for Diversity” (on newsstands now).…

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Careers in Faith and Religion: Couple Took College Leadership to Church Pastorship

With marriage as a focus, together the Jenkins build on their professional calling

Cory and Courtney Jenkins dedicated their professional and personal lives to building their respective ministries…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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The $250,000,000 Mission to Preserve Black History

Bunch’s mission includes raising $250 million in donations from corporations, foundations, and individuals and mining…

By Derek T. Dingle

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WATCH: LL Cool J on his Continued Connection to Hip-Hop

Rapper turned actor LL Cool J speaks on his dual role as a hip-hop pioneer and Hollywood player

The hip-hop pioneer and star of NCIS: Los Angeles opens up about the evolution of…

By Anslem Samuel

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Frustrated Painter Leaves Corporate America to Pursue Art Full-time

James Shields traded in his stuffy desk job for a more fulfilling career as an artist

With his Hip-Hop Coloring Book, James Shields not only followed his dreams but educates kids…

By Jenisha Watts

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In the News: NYPD Facebook Group Offends; Russell Simmons’ PETA Stamp and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

By Sade K. Muhammad

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Hip-hop legend Busta Rhymes adds his name to the list of signees.

WATCH: Busta Rhymes Recalls His Defining Moment

Inspired by Hip Hop, A Cultural Odyssey, the veteran entertainer takes a trip down memory lane

Recently signing with Lil Wayne’s Young Money, Busta Rhymes recalls cutting his trademark locs with…

By Anslem Samuel

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WATCH: Heavy D’s Final Interview on Music, Death & A Cultural Odyssey

Exclusive video interview with the rap star a few short months before his sudden death

In his final interview rap legend Heavy D speaks on the business of hip-hop, his…

By Anslem Samuel

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Heavy D’s Final Words: “Be Inspired!”

A successful rapper, actor and businessman, what set Heavy D apart was his perpetual light

Known as Heavy D, rapper/actor Dwight Myers passed away at the age of 44, leaving…

By Caroline Clarke

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David Banner’s 4 Money Management Lessons for Black America

The rapper/actor shares his perspective on the Black community's misuse of its spending power

Inspired by the Pew Research Center’s minority wealth gap report, rapper/producer/actor David Banner shares his…

By David Banner

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Book Review: Hip Hop, A Cultural Odyssey

So huge, it comes with a matching backpack tote bag. But if you truly love hip hop, this tome is worth more than its weight in gold chains.

For those pressed for time, here’s the bottom line: If you love hip hop, I…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Why Plugging Into Tech Equals Business Opportunities

Broadband session sparks conversation about digital business development and job creation

As the US Labor Department unveiled its dismal report revealing an unemployment rate stubbornly stuck…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Why Black Entrepreneurs Must Create the Next Google

How to succeed in the "Innovation Economy"

There’s a need for a business movement with a powerful, audacious mission: Ensuring African Americans…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Future of Music: Dos and Don’ts of Promoting Your Music on Social Media

Expert tips on how your to 'socialize' your sound and reach the masses

Wayne Sutton and William Moss give expert tips on how your music can reach the…

By Kahliah A. Laney

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Power Moves: How Obama Can Put America Back To Work

Seeking re-election, the president needs bold solutions to correct the economy now

President Obama must put America back to work. With last week’s dismal jobs report and…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Top Executives in Diversity

Our editors identify the leaders of corporate inclusion

True diversity happens at the top—that’s why Black Enterprise focused on this select group.

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20 Editors and Writers to Follow on Twitter

From business editors to hip-hop journalists, here are 20 voices you should "follow" on Twitter

From business editors to hip-hop journalists, here are 20 voices you should “follow” on Twitter

By Janel Martinez

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In the News: Mother Faces 20 Years in Prison Over Education; Morris Brown’s Debt Forgiven; Census Shows More Women Than Men Have Degrees

Headlines around the web

Women are in the lead, according to a recent Census Bureau report (Image:…

By Janel Martinez

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WATCH: The High Life — Celebrities and Dignitaries Celebrate at UNCF Gala

Pharrell Williams, Roberta Flack, Vernon Jordan and more help raise millions for education

Pharrell Williams, Roberta Flack, Vernon Jordan and more help raise millions for education

By Elayne Fluker

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Minorities Don’t Drive Green: 4 Ways Obama Can Change That

Despite the President's push to get more electric cars on the roads, many in the Black community remain resistant to change

In President Obama’s recent State of the Union Address, he called on the car industry…

By Jeff Fortson

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The HBCU Debate: Are Black Colleges & Universities Still Needed?

Started as a response to racism and starved of financial support, HBCUs have to do more with less

Critics have called them a race-based anachronism. Others have said worse: They’re inferior, they’re in…

By Robin White Goode

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Haiti One Year After the Earthquake: Struggling for Survival

A year after the earthquake that crippled Haiti, the people are still in need of our help and support

It’s hard to believe it’s been one full year since that apocalyptic earthquake struck Haiti,…

By Tomika Anderson

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Steering Toward Profitability

Auto supplier Systems Electro Coating looks to accelerate business following industry slump

When the wOEs of the domestic auto manufacturers came to light in 2008, they sent…

By Alan Hughes

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3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Find Business Opportunities with Government

Entrepreneurs must be proactive and creative to gain capital and contracts

Entrepreneurs with imagination, chutzpa and hustle will be among those that find lucrative opportunities. DASNY…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Sizzling Returns

After a near-death experience and strategic transformation, Thompson Hospitality proves it�s cooking up the right recipe for diversification and growth

Thompson hospitality was in crisis mode. Founded a few months earlier in 1992 when CEO…

By Alan Hughes

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

High court justice to retire; DOE invests in HBCUs

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said he will step down when the court finishes…

By Joyce Jones

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Majority Believe ‘Negro’ Should be Removed From Census

While many find it to be offensive, the Census Bureau accommodates those who still identify with the term

When BlackEnterprise.com recently polled readers about the term “Negro” on the 2010 Census form, a…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

African American jobless rate; Making college affordable

Until this week, when President Barack Obama for a second time signed into law a…

By Joyce Jones

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Higher Learning

Research presents several factors that can lead to increased graduation rates for black men

By 2020, President Barack Obama envisions America leading the world in producing college graduates; however,…

By Brittany Hutson

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A New Economic Agenda for Black America

President Obama sets a new economic agenda

President Obama Recently hit the reset button on his presidency with a renewed emphasis on…

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Obama Signs Order Boosting HBCU Funding

Investment guarantees students access to low-cost federal loans

President Barack Obama signed the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, proposing…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Backtalk with Robert L. Satcher Jr.

DR. ROBERT L. SATCHER JR. completed three space walks as part of an 11-day Atlantis…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Mission to Beijing: From Dialogue To Partnership

Chinese and African American exchange program and Confucius Institute planned

More than 40 of black America’s best and brightest joined the National Urban League on…

By Dale Coachman

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A Path to Recovery for Black America

Economic forum offers policy recommendations to the Obama Administration

Under the banner, “20/20 Vision: A Look Ahead at Black America in the Next Economic…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Nerjyzing Diversity in the Video Gaming Industry

Company CEO takes HBCU football to next level

Some people sit and watch on the sidelines, while others play the game. Jacqueline S.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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News Roundup: Week of Sept. 14-20

Blacks distrust media; Stimulus aid to fight disease

News Roundup

By BlackEnterprise.com

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More Black Females Graduating From HBCUs Than Black Males

Hispanic males enrolling at higher rates

Publicly funded historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) admitted, enrolled, and matriculated larger numbers of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Q&A: Commerce Department’s Rick Wade

Commerce Department's Wade discusses advancing the Obama agenda

Black Enterprise Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle sits down with the Commerce Department’s Rick Wade in…

By Derek T. Dingle

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News Roundup: Week of Aug. 17 – Aug. 23

Gerber fined for discrimination; Nursing school gets grants

News Roundup: Week of Aug. 17 – Aug. 23

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News Roundup

Blacks wages decreasing; Leaders honored; More science funds

News Roundup

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Black Colleges Graduating Fewer Students

Roughly 37% of black students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) finish a degree…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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College Finance 101: A Money-Saving Crash Course for Parents

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It’s great that you’re still basking in the warm, proud glow of your child’s high…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Unpaid Furloughs Instead of Pink Slips

How both employees and employers can benefit

At the quarterly faculty/staff assembly at Stillman College last August, several employees expressed concern about…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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