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-Frederick Douglass

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8 Ways to Get a College Degree

If you look at college graduation rates through the lens of race, it doesn’t look…

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Looking for a Summer Internship? Use This Resource and Get Hired Now

Yes, that’s true, but even at this late date you may be able to snag…

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Black Pittsburgh Steeler Is Now a Neurosurgeon at Harvard

Next month Rolle, a 6' 2" former safety with the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers…

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Disastrous Trump Budget Could Deter Future Violas

Viola Davis’s hard, hungry childhood has a spectacularly happy ending, thanks in part to programs…

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3 Facts I Learned About Harvard’s Black Graduation Ceremony

When I first heard about the black graduation ceremony at Harvard, I was opposed to…

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Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as Senior Thesis, Earns Honors

Rather than writing a traditional thesis paper, 20-year-old Obasi Shaw became the first student at…

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HBCU Student Shines at the 2017 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship

In the individual competition, Tiana Jones won a five-stroke victory over her opponent, making last…

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Not Enough of Us Are Graduating from College—And Here’s Why

Two years ago my husband and I watched nearly bursting with pride and joy as…

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Borrowing Money for College? It’ll Cost More to Pay it Back

Borrow intelligently—and pay your loans back in a way that makes sense for your pocketbook.…

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3 Tips for Parents of Graduating Seniors

Congratulations! Your child is graduating from college—but parents of graduating seniors all over are wondering:…

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Writing Skills—Does College Really Improve Them?

A researcher at Rice University urges colleges to measure students’ writing skills to see if…

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Howard’s Very Own Displays Brilliance and Entrepreneurship

What do bad and boogie, innovation, and Fifth Avenue fashion have in common? All were…

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College Senior Born on Mother’s Day Now Saves Mothers

Dominique Earland wasn’t just born on Mother’s Day—in a sense her birthright became her destiny.…

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High School Seniors Still Leaving Money on the Table

The most important of these prompts? Urging students to set aside a specific date and…

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Coaching as an Addendum to College

“Education is very important, but it does not prepare students to make career choices or…

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Nicki Minaj Helps Pay For Her Fans to Go to College

Nicki Minaj sporadically decided to help over a dozen of her Twitter fans pay their…

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Black Families Bear Greatest College Cost Burden

Of black college students, 64% come from families that earn less than $30,000.

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HP Announces Business Challenge Program with HBCUs

“We need to reinvent a standard for diversity and recognize the ingrained and subtle biases…

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HBCU Student Among the 8 Black Truman Scholars

The organization selects young people who are committed to leadership in public service and supports…

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Selective Colleges Enroll Few Pell Grant Recipients

According to new analysis from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, the…

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