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Rising Home Prices Making Consumers Nervous

Conflicting reports show uncertainty about the economy

The mixed housing data and the recent uncertainty about the economy and financial markets have…

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Black History Month: American Girl Launching Civil Rights-Era Doll

Melody tells children story of everyday people as part of fighting for equality in the 1960s

In celebrating Black History Month and its 30th anniversary, American Girl is introducing a doll…

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Tracing Her Roots: Kathryn Buford Finds Strength and Clarity

"When you know who you are, not just anything or anyone can knock you off your game"

When I got my results in the mail, I didn’t open them right away. I…

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Buy digital textbooks. You can save a third or more of the cost of a hardback textbook by purchasing a digital book. Despite the fact that today’s college students are more technologically savvy than ever, the digital textbook market is only a sliver of the $9 billion industry for new and used textbooks. According to the National Association of College Stores, digital books make up about 3% of textbook sales. But that figure is expected to grow to between 10% and 15% by 2012 as e-books and e-readers grow in popularity.  This fall, Follett Higher Education Group, which provides bookstore services and supplies used books nationwide, is unveiling its updated CafeScribe platform, compatible with Macs, PCs and most web-enabled devices like tablets and smart phones.  “Follett knows today’s students are facing overwhelming education costs,” says Thomas Christopher, President of Follett Higher Education Group. “Our variety of affordable choices helps every student be successful.”

Got an ‘A’? It’s Worth $120

Raise.me helps high school students turn good grades into scholarship credits

How much are good grades in high school worth? A lot, with Raise.me, a new…

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ABFF Awards: A Groundbreaking Celebration of Black Hollywood

An evening dedicated to honoring the impact of African Americans in film and television

Last night America got a chance to experience all of the black star magic with…

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#SMW Lagos 2016: Africans Claiming Their Piece of the Digital Pie

Africans in tech bring their culture and influence to the world

2016 Social Media Week Lagos kicked off with a bang. The energy was high and…

By Sirita Wright

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Black History Month: Barack Obama, President of the United States

29 days of modern black history makers

After winning 52.9% of the vote in 2008, Barack Obama was sworn in as the…

By Safon Floyd

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Combatting #OscarsSoWhite: Russell Simmons Launching All Def Movie Awards

Tony Rock set to host; 'Straight Outta Compton,' 'Beasts of No Nation' among Best Film nominees

With Oscars diversity under scrutiny, Russell Simmons has decided to level the playing field with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Who Has the Best Small Business? We Need Names

Black Enterprise is on the hunt for the best small business

If you know of an exceptional small business making an impact on an industry by…

By Safon Floyd

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7 Ways to Support Your Gifted Learner

Black gifted learners make up a mere 10% of gifted programs

There is a crisis in the black community of gifted learners. Gifted children who are…

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Engineers Week: ‘It Takes a Village to Raise a Generation of Black Engineers’

NSBE kicks off Engineers Week with events promoting diversity in STEM

The National Society of Black Engineers will use Engineers Week to raise awareness and increase…

By Samara Lynn

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New Data Highlights Growing High School Graduation Gaps

16 states graduate less than 70% of their disadvantaged high schoolers

Graduation rates have reached a new high, yet stubborn gaps remain between low-income students and…

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These European Countries Make You Want to Work Abroad

Denmark and Norway offer 52 weeks of paid sick leave

New report from Glassdoor examines which European countries have the most generous workplace benefits, making…

By Courtney Connley

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Young, Gifted and Black: High IQ 6-Year-Old Suspended Twice

There's more to giftedness than just being smart

The fourth in the Young, Gifted and Black series, this article tells the story of…

By Robin White Goode

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Black History Canada: 8 Famous and Influential Northern Neighbors of Color

Famous and influential leaders in heatlhcare, politics, sports, and more

In celebrating Black History Month, here’s a snapshot of black Canadian leaders who have made…

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B.E. Political Dictionary: Super Tuesday

The B.E. Political Dictionary - To help you navigate the complexities of Election 2016

In addition to ironing out potential kinks for party leaders, Super Tuesday was also designed…

By Hailey Wallace

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Should Computer Science Education Cover More Than Coding?

You need theory as well as practice, some say

Colleges teach computer science theory, but hackers and coding boot camps teach how to code…

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How the ‘Old You’ Can Help the ‘Young You’ Save for Retirement

America Saves Week: How looking at your ‘old self’ can motivate your ‘current self’

An experiment conducted by Stanford University did find that people who saw age-enhanced images of…

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Black-Owned Business Receives Largest ‘Shark Tank’ Tech Funding in Show’s History

D.C-based tech fitness company Nexercise negotiates $1.5 million deal

Shark Tank ‘shark’ Mark Cuban invests largest sum in show’s history in Sworkit app.

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HBCUs Take On Tech at Wall Street Project Economic Summit

Strategies for feeding the diversity technology pipeline

Silicon Valley is a new promised land for those enamored of tech. How can HBCUs…

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How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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