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She Murdered Her Son, Served Her Time, and Is Now At N.Y.U. Earning a Ph.D.

Studying now at N.Y.U., Jones also was accepted into Harvard University’s history Ph.D. program. She…

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DACA

Why I Support DACA as a Teacher, a Black Woman, a Christian and a Human Being

Education blogger Marilyn Rhames speaks out

It’s only been in the last two years that I learned which of my former…

By Robin White Goode

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10 Campuses Selected as Sites for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Centers

Their purpose is to effect change by breaking down hierarchy based on race

“But the overarching goal is to jettison a belief in a hierarchy of human value,”…

By Robin White Goode

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First Comes College—Then Comes Marriage

Educated women are more likely to get—and stay—married

It may be that educated women are marrying better—by that I mean they’re using their…

By Robin White Goode

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It’s True—You Don’t Need a B.A. to Get a Good-Paying Job

But this option isn’t available to black people

“But if we build pathways to these jobs aggressively, black students will be tracked into…

By Robin White Goode

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The Facebook Internship: 3 Students of Color Give Us the Inside Scoop

‘You’re like a full-time employee,’ says one

That’s one reason why Black Enterprise holds its annual tech conference, TechConneXt, in Silicon Valley…

By Robin White Goode

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National Science Foundation’s REU Program Seeks Diverse Candidates

Research Experiences for Undergraduates introduces students to careers in research

Have you heard of REU? Until recently I hadn’t. Research Experiences for Undergraduates is an…

By Robin White Goode

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Here’s How the Every Student Succeeds Act Could Help Gifted, Black Students

Honors education programs favor the white and wealthy

Gifted, honors, AP, and International Baccalaureate programs may become more diverse nationwide if requirements of…

By Robin White Goode

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This Ecologist Is Not Afraid of Bears—She Traps Them for Research

Rae Wynn-Grant is a rare species in her own right

Wynn-Grant is one of the few African American female ecological conservationists—if not the only one.…

By Robin White Goode

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U.S. Surgeon General

Meyerhoff Scholar Nominated to be the Next U.S. Surgeon General

Dr. Jerome Adams is Health Commissioner of the state of Indiana

His ability to assess the situation quickly and to make a decision based on evidence…

By Robin White Goode

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high school

Succeeding Against the Odds—Graduating from High School in the Nation’s Capital

Opportunity Nation among those supporting seniors despite systemic challenges

“We need as many voices as possible. Principals, nonprofits, students, parents, and the community all…

By Robin White Goode

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Should We Take Online High School Courses Offline?

Computer-based classes increase the odds that struggling students won’t learn

Teachers are important, and even good technology is no substitute. When I wrote recently about…

By Robin White Goode

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Morehouse College Interim President Has Died

William Taggart, known as Bill, dies at 55

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Interim President William J. ‘Bill’ Taggart,…

By Robin White Goode

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Johnny Taylor to Leave Thurgood Marshall College Fund

One of Ebony's Power 100 to lead SHRM

Taylor recently appeared at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit in Houston alongside Chairman and CEO…

By Robin White Goode

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Black Pittsburgh Steeler Is Now a Neurosurgeon at Harvard

Myron Rolle will start training to tackle brain injuries

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

By Robin White Goode

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Silicon Valley Nonprofit Founder Tells How Tutoring Is the Path to Opportunity

Bay Area Tutoring Association addresses education inequities

He calls tutoring a bridge to opportunity and says “everybody needs tutoring. It helps students…

By Robin White Goode

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blog

High School Seniors Still Leaving Money on the Table

To increase FAFSA submissions, studies show that students need explicit guidance to navigate the paperwork

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

By Robin White Goode

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Oliver Scholars Changes Lives

Scholarship. Leadership. Service.

When Richards was in the seventh grade, a teacher recognized his promise and recommended him…

By Robin White Goode

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HBCU Student Among the 8 Black Truman Scholars

Students plan to be leaders in public service

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

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Angel Investor

Craft Your Business Plan With an Angel Investor at the Entrepreneurs Summit

This is your opportunity to go on an equity date with an angel

Along with providing access to business leaders, attendees at the summit will have an opportunity…

By Selena Hill

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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