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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hampton University Inc.

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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Verizon Foundation Offers CUNY Student Entrepreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures

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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Doug Williams quarterbacked the Washington Redskins to a MVP performance in Super Bowl XXII.

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…

By Steven J Gaither

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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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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.

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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:…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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News Roundup: Week of Sept. 14-20

Blacks distrust media; Stimulus aid to fight disease

News Roundup

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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…

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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…

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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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Blacks wages decreasing; Leaders honored; More science funds

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Black Colleges Graduating Fewer Students

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

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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…

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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…

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

Ways to cut costs in paying for higher education

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

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Web Resources for Teenpreneurs

Online tools for young adults

While attending the 100 Black Men of America’s 23rd Annual Conference in New York last…

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U.S. Africa Command Leader Talks ROTC, Piracy

Gen. William 'Kip' Ward working to develop security programs

Two years of mandatory participation in Reserved Officers Training Corp. at Morgan State University in…

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A Plan for Black America in the 21st Century

100 Black Men pushes empowerment through achievement, education, and community development

Over the past few days, the venue for dialogue and action focused on black America’s…

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100 Black Men Press Education Secretary for More HBCU Funding

Attendees at annual meeting express concern for the state of black colleges

Education was front and center at the 100 Black Men of America Inc.’s annual conference…

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Tavis Smiley Talks Brotherhood, Obama

Speaker, author gives insight into DVD

BlackEnterprise.com: The film focused a lot on the importance of music to the African American…

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17. Thompson Hospitality

When Warren Thompson founded Thompson Hospitality L.L.C. in 1992, he had just acquired 31 Bob’s…

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Hard Lessons in Education Funding

A student's path to dream college filled with roadblocks

Toward the end of the 2007 fall semester, Erin Jackson went from tears of joy…

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HBCU Students Seek More Avenues for Funding

Budgets remain tight as federal aid trickles in

Audia Cook, a sophomore at Hampton University (No. 4 on the Black Enterprise Top 50…

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HBCU Financial Forecast: Part I

Advocates make argument for more federal funding

The country’s economic quagmire has reached far beyond Wall Street to the hallowed halls of…

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Grabbing African Americans by the Green Collar

Programs target minority communities for job training

When many black people think of jobs that create environmental efficiency, they often think of…

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News Roundup

VA system goes virtual, athletes get A+, Links honor legacy

President Barack Obama announced a virtual records system Thursday that should ease delays in healthcare…

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Kennedy, Graves Honored at UNCF’s 65th Anniversary Dinner

Ones to Watch Award presented to accomplished graduates

At the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) 65th anniversary dinner in New York, publisher Earl…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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People. Process. Results.

Wells Fargos Sherrie Littlejohn talks results, need for a push in technology education

Wells Fargo’s Sherrie Littlejohn talked with BlackEnterprise.com about a mantra that encourages teamwork, efficient processes,…

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Obama Holds First Meeting with Black Lawmakers

Congressional Black Caucus discusses community issues

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held its first meeting at the White House with President…

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Top African Americans in Technology

Donya Douglas on her love of the sciences

Over the next few days BlackEnterprise.com will introduce to you three digeratis who are reshaping…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Advertising Mogul Creates Scholarship to Promote Entrepreneurialism

Funds to provide black, Hispanic students with needed aid

For Don Coleman, founder and chairman of GlobalHue (No. 1 on the 2008 B.E. Advertising…

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Morehouse Doctor Talks Health Disparities, Prevention

Youth awareness, education vital in stopping spread of diseases

Many have joined the fight to prevent, treat, and study the spread of diseases affecting…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama’s Train Ride, HBCUs Join Celebrations, and More

Your inauguration updates

President-elect Barack Obama will be traveling to the inauguration celebrations in Washington, D.C. by train…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Pink Rolls Out HBCU Apparel

Brand has largest retail distribution of HBCU gear

When Victoria’s Secret Pink visited Florida A&M University (FAMU) last fall to announce that the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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THE SIEMENS FOUNDATION RECRUITS MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHERS

AS OF 2006, 90% OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS WERE white and nearly 40% of public…

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HBCUs Take Green Initiative

Black colleges team with Al Gore to increase awareness

Last month, the Alliance for Climate Protection, an organization headed by former vice president Al…

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HBCU to Get $18 Million Research Center Grant

North Carolina A&T first black school to lead such a project

North Carolina A&T State University will receive $18 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF)…

By Janell Hazelwood

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UNCF Offers Agenda for Higher Education

Plan includes focus on access, availability of funds

HBCUs serve different purposes for different people. For some students, who might otherwise have…

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Davidson College

Black Enterprise’s Top 50 Colleges for African Americans

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Grambling State University

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Mailing Address: 403 Main St., Grambling, LA 71245
Rank on 2008 List: 40
Rank on 2006…

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White Schools, Black Advocates

Professional immersion at white schools can be a predictor of success

Pre-professional associations can put black students in the right circles

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Victoria’s Secret Pink Adds HBCU Flair

Collegiate apparel to showcase black colleges

When Victoria’s Secret Pink rolled out its nationwide collegiate collection in June, featuring the names…

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Proposed Education Cuts

How President Bush's 2009 budget may affect HBCUs

President George W. Bush’s 2009 education budget proposal has many black educators concerned about…

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Whites at Black Colleges

Morehouses first white valedictorian puts spotlight on non-black HBCU students

Of the 373,548 total students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in 2005, blacks…

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America’s Leading Doctors

From treating heart disease to fighting cancer, these physicians are changing the world of medicine

They’re among the best and brightest in medicine. Collectively, these physicians have saved millions of…

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In Good Company

By seeking success on their own terms, our 2008 nominees share a common goal

Now in its 13th year, our annual Small Business Awards highlight companies or entrepreneurs…

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She Got Game

Jacqueline Beauchamps BCFx looks to diversify video games

When it comes to video games, historically black colleges get no respect. But that…

By Bridget McCrea

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Proposed Education Cuts

How President Bush's 2009 Budget May Affect HBCUs

President Bush’s 2009 education budget proposal has many black educators concerned about the impact of…

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Why You Should See The Great Debaters

Star-powered film struggles to find an audience

In spite of the star power of Denzel Washington and the producing and marketing prowess…

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Will Malveaux’s Popularity Bode Well for HBCU?

Bennett College president's public persona may help with fundraising

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, 53, the MIT-trained economist and nationally recognized writer, syndicated columnist, radio…

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BackTalk With Sheryl Lee Ralph

From award — winning actress to altruistic activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph continues to be…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Rise Of The Black Republicans?

Three GOP nominees seek to make history by winning key statewide and National races. but will they gain enough crossover votes and campaign contributions to capture their political prize?

It’s campaign season and J. Kenneth Blackwell’s political machinery has kicked into high gear.…

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Cracking the Genomics Code

Genetic research isnt just for prime-time dramas or high-profile criminal cases. Heres how african american DNA detectives are employing scientific research to change our lives.

For generations, the question of origin has been especially important to African Americans. With…

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75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street

Whether they're in investment banking, sales and trading, asset management, or private equity, these power players move the financial markets

They’re Wall Street’s billion-dollar players. Some raise capital to build or improve schools, hospitals,…

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50 Top Colleges for African Americans

Our exclusive ranking yielded some surprises and some staples. And this year, after we show you the best schools, we take a comprehensive look at how to make college affordable.

Additional reporting by Michelle J. Nealy, Tennille M. Robinson, Tykisha N. Lundy & Stephanie Young
For…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Personal Finance 101

HBCUs to develop financial planning curriculum for students

During her four years of teaching personal finance at Hampton University, Lisa L.…

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Saving Our Young Black Men

One of the most alarming trends threatening the economic stability and wealth-building capacity of…

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America’s Leading Black Philanthropists

From education to health, African Americans pump billions into charities and causes, fueling their clout and mission to change the world

Paying it forward is Darryl Lester’s philosophy on giving back. “I am trying to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Mortgage Help For Black College Students

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation promotes home buying at HBCUs

Concerned that educational and professional opportunities might take her from one city to the…

By Cassie Chew

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50 Best Colleges for African Americans

A solid education, matched with the right opportunities, creates successful collegians. Here are some strategies students should employ as they move from the college campus to the corner office and beyond.

Attending college is a rebirth of sorts. You’re smart, ambitious, young, and for the…

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Anthony Chase Appointed To Dallas Fed Board

A black businessman in Houston has been named to the board of directors…

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They Pay You To Do What?

They're not your typical 9-to-5, and that's what makes these jobs fun

Many children dream of becoming firemen or doctors or lawyers when they grow up.…

By Christina Morgan

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Master P:

There Is A Limit

Percy “Master P” Miller, CEO of New No Limit Enterprises, appears to have…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Afro-Latino Connection

Can this group be the bridge to a broadbased black-Hispanic alliance?

Cid Wilson had his first ugly run-in with racism as a teenager on a…

By Milca Esdaille

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50 Best Colleges For African Americans

The right college environment can make or break an experience.

By Sonya A. Donaldson
Times may have changed, but one thing has remained constant: Each…

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The Celebrity Sell

Advertisers use black celebrity endorsers to pump up sales

The most dominant player in the game, this three-time NBA Finals MVP is an…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Making An Investment In Black Business

Here's how to increase your wealth by supporting and investing in African American-owned enterprises

In 1995, armed with 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and with…

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investing on the homefront

How to use your time and money to build wealth in your community

Nearly 20 years ago, a group of frat brothers and graduates of Atlanta’s Morehouse…

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