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Tracy Mourning Talks Mentoring Girls Nationwide Educator Steve Perry, T.D. Jakes and More Create Continuing Education Program Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Open School Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker and More Talk the Importance of Arts Education University of Chicago Launches New Initiative to End Student Loans Danny Glover Talks Ferguson, Political Activism and More at Pace University Harvard Case Study Examines the Business Behind Beyoncé’s Brand Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge 10 HBCUS That Received Lucrative Grants in 2014 Entrepreneurship Labs Flourish on College Campuses Student Loan Defaults Decline, Yet Number Remains High Black Ivy League Student Leaders Form Civil Rights Coalition Kanye West Teaches a Fashion Class in Los Angeles Bank of America Donates to Johnson C. Smith Student Employment Program Back-to-School: CFPB Works to Protect Student Veterans Daymond John Collaborates with Regent University for Online Business Certificate Howard University Hospital Receives $11 Million Grant for Sickle Cell Research Infographic: Back-to-School Saving Tips Jennifer Hudson and Sister Give Back to Chicago Students In Need Parents: 7 Smart Back-to-School Tips for a Prosperous Year Man Receives Diploma 55 Years After Being Denied Graduation Savannah State Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Train STEM Teachers 4 Tips to Getting Your Child Involved in STEM UNCF President Responds to Koch Donation Critics and Talks Young Entrepreneurship Tufts University Kicks Out Student After She Was Sexually Assaulted White House Honors DACA Recipients as Champions of Change Single Mom of 3 Graduates From UCLA With 3 Degrees Chicago Fights to Win Obama Library Bid Community Pastor Talks About the Role Faith Leaders Play in Supporting My Brother’s Keeper California Students Raise $3,000 Worth of Can Tabs to Help Pay for Classmate’s Surgery Chicago Principal Tells How She Got 100 Percent of Her Graduates into College Shonda Rhimes Offers Three Key Life Lessons to Dartmouth Graduates Pharrell Visits Hometown and Encourages Students to Chase Their Dreams High School Teacher Reportedly Makes Black Student Call Him “Master” Michelle Obama Tells Students ‘My College Story Can Be Yours’ From Gang Member to Bachelors Degree, Chicago’s Urban Prep Celebrates First College Grad Koch Brothers Grant $25 Million to United Negro College Fund Soldier Surprises Son at High School Graduation Melissa Harris-Perry, Tai Beauchamp and More Attend YWCA-NYC Potential to Power Girls Symposium 10 HBCUs With the Highest Alumni Donations 10 Celebrities Who Went Back to College After Being Famous NY Prison Program Turns Inmates into Intellectuals Education Through Music Fights to Keep Music Education in NYC Classrooms Rachel Jeantel Fulfills Promise to Trayvon and Graduates High School Broderick Johnson Calls My Brother’s Keeper a Marathon that Goes Beyond Obama Administration Notorius B.I.G. Son Graduates High School Aretha Franklin Receives Honorary Doctorate From Harvard LeVar Burton Talks Return of Reading Rainbow and Future Plans for the Brand Nas Partners With Koru to Assist College Grads With Employment Son of Teen Mom and Murdered Father Heads to Yale LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter to Revive Reading Rainbow New Data Show a College Degree is Totally Worth the Investment President Obama Hosts White House Science Fair Homeless DC Teen Earns Full Scholarship to Georgetown University New Civil Rights Lawsuit Cites School Closures as Discriminatory Viola Davis Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree Top High School Student Forced to Share Valedictorian Title Education Roundup: Spike in Student-Athlete Academic Performances, NCAA Violations and More High School Helps Dying Teen’s Biggest Dream Become a Reality 98-Year-Old Returns to High School to Receive Her Diploma First Lady Hosts White House Talent Show for New Arts Education Program Study Shows Employment Discrimination Against Black College Grads Raiders Grant Shopping Spree to Oakland Teen Headed to Yale Emory University Names First Black Woman as Business School Dean Dr. Juan Chisholm Dishes Advice on Graduating College Debt-Free NY State Education Commissioner Delievers Powerful Speech on Education Equality National Basketball Retired Players Association Teams with Stand for Children Louisiana Brooklyn Eighth-Grader Becomes Author of Two Books 60 Years Later: Eric Holder Speaks on the Subtle Forms of Discrimination Today Dr. Lomax Talks UNCF Better Futures Campaign and HBCUs Financial Crisis Education Roundup: Brown v. Board of Education, College Graduations and More New UCLA Study Proves Schools Across the Country Are Still Segregated 60 Years Later: Sherrilyn Ifill On the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education Jill Scott Receives Honorary Doctorate from Temple University 5 Hard Facts That Prove Education Is Still Not Equal Black Teens Discuss Classroom Discrimination in New Colorlines Series 12 Highlights and Career Lessons from Diddy’s Howard University Speech Study: Black Male High-School Dropouts Have High Prison Risk LL Cool J and Daughter Receive Degrees from Northeastern University Young Genius: Introducing the Kid Who Attended Oxford University at 6-Years-Old Reading and Math Performance Remains Stagnant Among 12th Graders Family Affair: Father and Son Graduate from FAMU Together 16-Year-Old Graduates High School and College in Same Week New Study Highlights Diversity Gap Amongst Teachers and Students 13 Black Speakers to Lookout for During 2014 Commencement Season Learn How to Nominate Extraordinary Teen for McDonald’s 365Black Awards Houston Teachers File Lawsuit Challenging Teacher Evaluation Methods First Lady Michelle Obama Initiates #ReachHigher Social Media Campaign Despite Debate, New Data Shows Most Americans Support Affirmative Action Education Roundup: More Blacks Accepted to Harvard, New HBCU President and More Black Student Accepted to All Ivy League Schools Picks Yale Obama Admin Continues Fight on College Sexual Assault Cases Graduation Rate Reaches Historic High, But Achievement Gaps Remain White House Officials Arne Duncan and David Johns Tout STEM Advocacy at University of Maryland Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Challenge to Ban on Race in College Admissions Bipartisan House Vote Approves Student Loan Bill The Kids Need Algebra 1 and College-Preparatory Education Harvard’s First Black Dean to Step Down

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Tracy Mourning Talks Mentoring Girls Nationwide

Tracy Mourning talks expanding her mentoring program, Honey Shine Inc. and importance of empowering young…

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Educator Steve Perry, T.D. Jakes and More Create Continuing Education Program

Leaders join forces to create curriculum under the T.D. Jakes School of Leadership

Dr. Steve Perry, Ph.D., Bishop T.D. Jakes and other business leaders create continuing education program…

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Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Open School

The $70 million endowment allows the school to be named after them at USC

The University of Southern California has opened a school named after Dr. Dre and Jimmy…

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Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker and More Talk the Importance of Arts Education

Celebrities show support at Harlem School of the Arts Fall 2014 Benefit Gala

Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker and more talk the influence of arts education at Harlem…

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University of Chicago Launches New Initiative to End Student Loans

Initiative will provide further support for low-income students

University of Chicago launches new initiative to end student loans and offer financial support for…

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Danny Glover Talks Ferguson, Political Activism and More at Pace University

Legendary actor connects the dots between social issues today and those of previous generations

Legendary actor and political activist, Danny Glover, spoke to a crowd at Pace University about…

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Harvard Case Study Examines the Business Behind Beyoncé’s Brand

HBS studies the short-term and long-term business affects of Beyoncé's 2013 secret album

With the surprise release of her 2013 album, Harvard Business School students are taking a…

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Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge

President Obama challenges local communities to support My Brother's Keeper initiative

The Obama administration announces the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge in an effort to get…

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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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Entrepreneurship Labs Flourish on College Campuses

NYU opens ELab to offer hands-on experience and capital access

More and more students have the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship on campus through co-working spaces…

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Student Loan Defaults Decline, Yet Number Remains High

For-profit schools account for the majority of defaults

Among all colleges, about 13.7% defaulted within three years of entering repayment.

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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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Kanye West Teaches a Fashion Class in Los Angeles

Rapper lends his fashion knowledge to L.A. college students

As part of his community service completion, Kanye West is volunteering as a fashion teacher…

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Bank of America Donates to Johnson C. Smith Student Employment Program

JCSU receives $500,000 donation to improve student employment

Thanks to a $500,000 donation from Bank of America, Johnson C. Smith can work to…

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Back-to-School: CFPB Works to Protect Student Veterans

The organization aims to shield veterans from abusive and deceptive recruiting practices by schools

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking to help veterans looking to go back to…

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Daymond John Collaborates with Regent University for online business course

Daymond John Collaborates with Regent University for Online Business Certificate

Registration is open; Classes begin Oct. 2

Regent University and Daymond John team up to offer online business course.

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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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Infographic: Back-to-School Saving Tips

Here's how you can cut the costs this season

Check out ways you can cut costs for the back-to-school season.

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Jennifer Hudson and Sister Give Back to Chicago Students In Need

Singer and her sister provide school supplies to over 8,000 students

In memory of her late nephew, Jennifer Hudson and her sister held their annual school…

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Parents: 7 Smart Back-to-School Tips for a Prosperous Year

Students can start on the right track with this strategy

Get a head start on a prosperous school year with these seven savvy tips for…

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Man Receives Diploma 55 Years After Being Denied Graduation

Racism almost kept Alva Earley from receiving the high school honor he deserved

In 1959, Alva Earley was denied graduation because of his stand against segregation. Now, 55…

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Savannah State Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Train STEM Teachers

University aims to prepare students to be certified STEM teachers

Savannah State University has been awarded a $1.4 million grant by the National Science Foundation…

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4 Tips to Getting Your Child Involved in STEM

Here’s how to get your children excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics

BlackEnterprise.com spoke with Jamie Bracey, Ph.D. on ways to get your children engaged around STEM.…

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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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Tufts University Kicks Out Student After She Was Sexually Assaulted

Wagatwe Wanjuki asked to leave university after becoming vocal about her rape

Former Tufts University student comes forward about being kicked off campus after going vocal about…

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White House Honors DACA Recipients as Champions of Change

White House recognizes young adults who are setting excellent examples in their communities

In a private ceremony, the White House is honoring “Champions of Change,” who are Deferred…

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Single Mom of 3 Graduates From UCLA With 3 Degrees

Says she plans to go back and earn her law degree

Single mom of three, Deanna Jordan, graduated from UCLA this past Friday with three degrees…

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Chicago Fights to Win Obama Library Bid

5 Chicago entities submit bids to house the presidential library

The city of Chicago, where President Obama got his political start, is placing its bid…

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Community Pastor Talks About the Role Faith Leaders Play in Supporting My Brother’s Keeper

Rev. Michael McBride elaborates on faith leaders role in Obama's latest initiative

Rev. Mike McBride, of PICO National Network Lifelines to Healing campaign, speaks on the role…

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California Students Raise $3,000 Worth of Can Tabs to Help Pay for Classmate’s Surgery

Elementary students help classmate pay for ear surgery

A group of California elementary students raised nearly $3,000 worth of can tabs to help…

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Chicago Principal Tells How She Got 100 Percent of Her Graduates into College

Dr. Garland Thomas-McDavid teaches students to treat their education like a job

Dr. Garland Thomas-McDavid, of Johnson College Prep in Chicago, talks how she got 100 percent…

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Shonda Rhimes Offers Three Key Life Lessons to Dartmouth Graduates

Scandal creator talks about the need to do more than showcase activism on Twitter

Shonda Rhimes returns to her alma mater, Dartmouth College, to give the graduating class three…

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Pharrell Visits Hometown and Encourages Students to Chase Their Dreams

"Happy" singer offers encouraging words to high school students

Pharrell Williams made a hometown visit to Virginia Beach where he spoke to students at…

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High School Teacher Reportedly Makes Black Student Call Him “Master”

Teen's mom demands proper action be taken

After reportedly being asked to call his teacher “master,” one Iowa teen’s mom is demanding…

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Michelle Obama Tells Students ‘My College Story Can Be Yours’

FLOTUS uses her story to encourage students to reach higher in education

Michelle Obama pens piece for Education Week encouraging students to dedicate themselves to learning and…

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From Gang Member to Bachelors Degree, Chicago’s Urban Prep Celebrates First College Grad

Young Chicago native beats the odds and earns bachelor's degree

Krishaun Branch, former Chicago Urban Prep student, beats the odds and graduates from Fisk University

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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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Soldier Surprises Son at High School Graduation

Pennsylvania teen gets the greatest graduation gift ever

Pennsylvania teen breaks down in tears after being surprised by his army dad at graduation

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Melissa Harris-Perry, Tai Beauchamp and More Attend YWCA-NYC Potential to Power Girls Symposium

Over 200 NYC teen girls and women gather for a day of inspiration

YWCA-NYC hosts Potential to Power Girls Symposium, bringing together over 200 teen girls and women…

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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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When Swizz Beatz stopped by the popular radio show "The Breakfast Club" to discuss his decision to enroll in Harvard Business School's nine-week Owner/President Management Extension Program, the music producer, whose estimated net worth is $65 million, was asked why after all of his accomplished success would he enroll in college. Offering up a quick response stating that it was time for him to elevate his brand, Swizz is proof that it's never good to get complacent in your career. But Swizz isn't the only celeb who knows that it's never too late to learn more. We've rounded up a list of our favorite celebrities who prove that fame and fortune doesn't compare to the value of an education. (Photo: Instagram)

10 Celebrities Who Went Back to College After Being Famous

Black celebs who prove that it's never too late to advance your education

With commencement season coming to a close, we rounded up our favorite celebrities who continued…

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NY Prison Program Turns Inmates into Intellectuals

Otisville federal prison puts inmates on path to earn college degree

John Jay College’s Prison to College Pipeline puts inmates at Otisville federal prison on track…

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Education Through Music Fights to Keep Music Education in NYC Classrooms

Organization uses music to help improve academic performances

Education Through Music brings music education to the classroom of over 14,000 NYC students

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Rachel Jeantel Fulfills Promise to Trayvon and Graduates High School

Witness in Martin trial completes high school

Rachel Jeantel, key witness in Trayvon Martin case, graduates high school

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President Obama My Brother's Keeper

Broderick Johnson Calls My Brother’s Keeper a Marathon that Goes Beyond Obama Administration

Says 90-day report is a progress report

With the release of the 90-day report, President Obama is calling all Americans to enter…

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Notorius B.I.G. Son Graduates High School

Late rapper's son celebrates academic accomplishment

The late Notorius B.I.G.’s son earns high school diploma

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Aretha Franklin Receives Honorary Doctorate From Harvard

The Queen of Soul is added to the list of celebrities honored this graduation season

Aretha Franklin receives an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Harvard University and sings national…

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LeVar Burton Talks Return of Reading Rainbow and Future Plans for the Brand

Actor talks providing universal access for the popular reading show

LeVar Burton talks his reaction to the overwhelming support and future plans for the Reading…

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Nas Partners With Koru to Assist College Grads With Employment

Grammy-nominated rapper helps in prepping tomorrow's workforce

Nas uses his influence and business knowledge to partner with Koru and mentor college graduates…

By Courtney Connley

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Son of Teen Mom and Murdered Father Heads to Yale

Despite adversity, the New Orleans teen remained focus on school and art

Leonard Galmon, son of teen mom and murdered father, beats the odds and earns scholarship…

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LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter to Revive Reading Rainbow

Reaches fundraising goal in just 24 hours

Actor LeVar Burton raises $1 million in just 24 hours for his new Reading Rainbow…

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New Data Show a College Degree is Totally Worth the Investment

Data explains why college shouldn't be an option

Data proves that individuals with a four-year college degree are better off in the job…

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President Obama Hosts White House Science Fair

Obama urges us to give science students just as much recognition as we do athletes

President Obama emphasizes the need to praise students in STEM at the White House Science…

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Homeless DC Teen Earns Full Scholarship to Georgetown University

Teen explains that despite living situation, she's always wanted success

DC homeless teen, Rashema Melson, earns full scholarship to Georgetown University

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New Civil Rights Lawsuit Cites School Closures as Discriminatory

Two community groups join together to file suit against school closures

The Advancement Project and the group Journey for Justice Alliance file three federal complaints about…

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Viola Davis Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

Oscar-nominated actress gets honored by her old school

The Julliard School honors alum, Viola Davis, with Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree

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Top High School Student Forced to Share Valedictorian Title

School policy forces top performing student to share prestigious title

Ladarius Sapho, senior Proviso East High School, forced to share valedictorian title because of school…

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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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High School Helps Dying Teen’s Biggest Dream Become a Reality

Michigan teen gets high school graduation dream

Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan granted terminally ill student Yeatise Gaines with dream graduation

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98-Year-Old Returns to High School to Receive Her Diploma

98-year-old Tennessee native complete her education goal

98-year-old Claudia Parries returned to her old high school in Chattanooga, Tennessee to receive her…

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First Lady Hosts White House Talent Show for New Arts Education Program

FLOTUS gives remarks about positive impact of arts education

First Lady Michelle Obama held the White House’s first talent show in an effort to…

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Study Shows Employment Discrimination Against Black College Grads

Unemployment rate for recent black college graduates more than double that of white peers

Study from the Center for Economic and Policy Research shows black college graduates face unemployment…

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Raiders Grant Shopping Spree to Oakland Teen Headed to Yale

NFL team rewards hometown scholar

Oakland Raiders grant shopping spree to Oakland teen, Akintunde Ahmad, who’s heading to Yale in…

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Emory University Names First Black Woman as Business School Dean

Announces Erika H. James as new dean of Goizueta Business School

Emory University makes history with the announcement of Erika H. James as dean of Goizueta…

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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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NY State Education Commissioner Delievers Powerful Speech on Education Equality

John B. King, Jr. expresses the urgent need for education reform

John B. King, Jr. talks about the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and…

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National Basketball Retired Players Association Teams with Stand for Children Louisiana

Partners together to take New Orleans youth on an enriching Civil Rights history trip

The National Basketball Retired Players Association teams with Stand for Children Louisiana to take youth…

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Brooklyn Eighth-Grader Becomes Author of Two Books

13-year-old teen uses the help of the internet to self-publish two novels

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Brooklyn teen Angela Content is proof that age is nothing but a…

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60 Years Later: Eric Holder Speaks on the Subtle Forms of Discrimination Today

Attorney General urges students to not let headlining news shift their focus from the less obvious forms of racism today

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at Morgan State University about the legacy of Brown v.…

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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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Education Roundup: Brown v. Board of Education, College Graduations and More

The latest in education news around the country

A roundup of this week’s latest news including Brown v. Board of Education events, graduations…

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New UCLA Study Proves Schools Across the Country Are Still Segregated

Data shows an increase in school segregation

New data from UCLA shows that despite the progress we’ve made since Brown v. Board…

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60 Years Later: Sherrilyn Ifill On the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund President says education equality is one of many civil rights issues today

President of NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund talks the anniversary of Brown’s decision and…

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Jill Scott Receives Honorary Doctorate from Temple University

Grammy Award-winning artist gets honored by her alma mater

Jill Scott returns to her alma mater, Temple University, to receive an honorary degree

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5 Hard Facts That Prove Education Is Still Not Equal

60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, inequality in the education system still exists

A list of facts and statistics that explain why 60 years after Brown v. Board…

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Black Teens Discuss Classroom Discrimination in New Colorlines Series

Young teen boys discuss the stereotypes they face in the classroom

Eight Oakland teens talk about the challenges they face in school and the stereotypes they…

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12 Highlights and Career Lessons from Diddy’s Howard University Speech

Best quotes from the entertainment mogul's highly-anticipated speech

The entertainment mogul delivered a Howard University commencement speech filled with career and life lessons…

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Study: Black Male High-School Dropouts Have High Prison Risk

Research shows 70% have a chance of going to prison

Study shows that black male high school dropouts have a 70% chance of going to…

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LL Cool J and Daughter Receive Degrees from Northeastern University

The hip-hop legend and his daughter celebrate a major milestone on the same stage

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LL Cool J is officially Dr. Cool J as he received an honorary Doctor…

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Young Genius: Introducing the Kid Who Attended Oxford University at 6-Years-Old

Now, the young scholar has plans to be a neurosurgeon and astronaut

Joshua Beckford studied at Oxford University when he was 6-years-old and has plans to be…

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Reading and Math Performance Remains Stagnant Among 12th Graders

National scores remain the same, with black and Latino students continuing to fall behind

National scores for high school seniors remain the same since 2009, with black and Latino…

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Family Affair: Father and Son Graduate from FAMU Together

The family duo walks across the same HBCU stage to get their degree

Sherwood Jr and Sherwood Sr cross the same stage to get their degree from Florida…

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16-Year-Old Graduates High School and College in Same Week

Plans to pursue master's degree in the fall

Florida teen earns high school and college degree just days apart, with plans to pursue…

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New Study Highlights Diversity Gap Amongst Teachers and Students

Study calls attention to the need for more teachers of color

Students diversity grows while teacher diversity lacks improvement

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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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Learn How to Nominate Extraordinary Teen for McDonald’s 365Black Awards

Winner receives scholarship money and recognition at awards show

Winner receives scholarship money and recognition at awards show

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Houston Teachers File Lawsuit Challenging Teacher Evaluation Methods

Houston teachers cite assessment methods as unfair and inaccurate

Houston teachers fight for improvement to current teacher evaluation methods

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First Lady Michelle Obama Initiates #ReachHigher Social Media Campaign

FLOTUS uses social media to encourage higher education among American students

FLOTUS encourages students to expand their education beyond just high school

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Despite Debate, New Data Shows Most Americans Support Affirmative Action

Data shows 63 percent Americans find affirmative action a good thing

Many Americans strongly believe affirmative action is needed to improve diversity

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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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Black Student Accepted to All Ivy League Schools Picks Yale

Advises future college applicants to follow their passions in high school

After getting accepted into all 8 Ivy League Schools, Kwasi Enin Chooses Yale

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Obama Admin Continues Fight on College Sexual Assault Cases

Administration launches new website and PSA

Obama Administration launches new website and PSA to help fight college sexual assault cases

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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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White House Officials Arne Duncan and David Johns Tout STEM Advocacy at University of Maryland

Leaders seek to build awareness and promote careers in science and tech

White House officials Arne Duncan and David J. Johns visited the University of Maryland to…

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Challenge to Ban on Race in College Admissions

The Supreme Court hears arguments challenging Michigan’s Proposal 2, which has led to a decline…

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Bipartisan House Vote Approves Student Loan Bill

Key provision fosters optimism

House approves student loan bill. Is it a sign of momentum?

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The Kids Need Algebra 1 and College-Preparatory Education

Children from poor and minority backgrounds are being deprived of the college-preparatory curricula they need for future success.

A mere 13 percent of American Indian and Alaska Native students in these seven states…

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Harvard’s First Black Dean to Step Down

Evelynn Hammonds says Harvard officials did not ask her to step down

Evelynn Hammonds will remain on the faculty and will lead a new program on race…

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Female Leaders Winning: Bethann Hardison, a Leader in Fashion

Fashion industry leader Bethann Hardison talks her journey to diversify the industry.

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United Nations Hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

On Nov. 19, the UN celebrates female entrepreneurs of 144 countries.

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