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Trayvon Martin’s Brother Celebrates Graduating From College

The tragic events that have been rooted in judgment and ignorance have claimed the lives…

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Teach for America Experiences a Dip in Recruitment

Teacher training program to fall short of recruitment by more than 25 percent

Teach for America expected to miss its recruitment mark by more than 25 percent next…

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Congress Cuts $303 Million From Federal Financial Aid Program

Government to cut budgets from financial aid program that benefits low-income students

Congress to cut millions of dollars from the federal Pell Grant program which benefits many…

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Spelman College Suspends Cosby Endowed Professorship Indefinitely

Spelman becomes the latest institution to end their relationship with Bill Cosby

Spelman College suspends the Cosby Chair for Humanities program indefinitely amid sexual assault allegations

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Study: Black Girls with Darker Skin Tone Suspended at Higher Rates Than Their Peers

Study shows that disciplinary actions differ based on a young girl's race and complexion

Study shows that black girls are suspended at higher rates than their peers, especially if…

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Columbia, Harvard and Georgetown Law Students Request Exam Delays After Garner and Brown Decisions

Law students express how the grand jury decisions have impacted their studies

Columbia, Harvard and Georgetown Law students request exam extensions in light of the Garner and…

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AT&T Awards $12.5 Million to 30 Youth Organizations

Recipient groups focus on college readiness and mentoring for at-risk students

AT&T awards $12.5 million to 30 groups, to help reduce high school dropout rate and…

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[WATCH] Black Lives Matter: Millennial Leader Takes Dynamic Stand with ‘Dear America’

Princeton student Alex Ford urges youth to unify in working toward changing America

Princeton student, Alex Ford, discusses race, justice, police brutality and the concept of American equality…

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Coding 101: Middle Schoolers Teach Obama How to Code at White House Event

President invites middle school students to the White House for Computer Science Education Week

President Obama invites approximately 30 middle school students to the White House to kick off…

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Attorney General Holder and Secretary Duncan to Provide Greater Education Services to Incarcerated Youth

Department of Justice and Department of Education to improve educational opportunities for incarcerated youth

Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announce plans to improve educational…

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UC Berkeley Black Student Union Holds 4.5 Hour Campus Sit-In

Student leaders shut down campus cafe as they rally for justice

Student leaders from UC Berkeley’s Black Student Union hold a 4.5 hour campus sit-in in…

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White House Announces New Action Plans to Prepare More Students for College

Obama administration announces 600 new action plans to help students attend and graduate college

Obama administration works with educational leaders to create new action plans to prepare more students…

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10 of the Worst College Majors for Your Career

Top college degrees that aren't worth the financial investment

A list of 10 of the worst college majors with the least career growth potential

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Yale Black Law Students Speak Out on Their Outrage in Ferguson Decision

Student leaders pen a statement demanding a federal indictment of Darren Wilson

Student leaders from Yale Law School’s Black Law Association pen a statement expressing their outrage…

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South African Ambassador Announces New Initiative with Norfolk State University

Effort creates partnerships between the HBCU and schools abroad

South African ambassador announced new partnership with Norfolk State University to provide more study abroad…

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[REACTIONS] Colleges Across the Nation Rally After Grand Jury Verdict in Michael Brown Case

Student leaders and educators stage peace protests and rallies

College students and administrators across the country gather for peaceful protests in their local cities

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J. Cole Talks Life and Carer with Morehouse College Students

Rapper surprises students with a classroom Q&A session

Rapper J. Cole makes a surprise visit to Morehouse College to speak to a group…

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Lincoln University President Resigns

Robert Jennings steps down from leadership position following backlash from rape comments

Lincoln University President Robert Jennings announces his resignation

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Hampton President Awarded Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Award

President Harvey gets recognized for his leadership and dedication to education

Thurgood Marshal College Fund awards Hampton University president, William R. Harvey, Ph.D., with the Educational…

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School Districts Create Emergency Plan in Preparation of Ferguson Verdict

Schools take precautionary measures in the event that more protests take place

Ferguson school districts create emergency plan in preparation of Darren Wilson and Mike Brown case…

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Partners with University of Phoenix

New partnership will grant HBCU students with access to more online courses

Thurgood Marshall College Fund partners with the University of Phoenix to provide access to more…

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Obama’s Step-Grandmother Travels to U.S. to Promote Education in Kenya

Sarah Obama says she wants her work with helping children to live on after she is gone

President Obama’s step-grandmother travels to the U.S. to promote modern education in Kenya

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New York Teen Gives 45 African Girls an Education by Selling Headbands

Young entrepreneur makes a difference in communities abroad

New York teen uses hair accessories business to fund the education of underprivileged girls in…

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President Obama Pushes for Greater Innovation in the Classroom

Obama implements new initiative to foster more technology in classrooms

President Obama hosts White House event to push for greater technology usage in the classroom

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Harvard and University of North Carolina Sued Over Affirmative Action Policies

Lawsuit claims both university policies discriminate against white and Asian American students

A Texas-based nonprofit files a lawsuit against the affirmative action policies at Harvard and University…

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Obama Administration Offers Extension for No Child Left Behind Act Waivers

POTUS educational policies set to extend beyond his presidential term

Obama administration issues No Child Left Behind Act waiver renewals to states

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Alicia Keys Releases Children’s Book

Singer releases first volume in new book series

Singer Alicia Keys has released a new children’s book, “Blue Moon: From the Journals of…

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Lincoln University President Receives Backlash for Rape Comments

HBCU president in hot water for comments about women and rape

Lincoln University President Robert R. Jennings receives major backlash for his comments about women and…

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Young Jeezy Inspires Youth at Juvenile Detention Center

Rapper takes time off his tour to inspire and empower

Young Jeezy visits Detroit juvenile detention center while on tour.

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Student Athlete Career Readiness: Howard University Athletic Director Talks Advocacy

Louis “Skip" Perkins details how undergrads can prep for employment

For many years there has been a universal stereotype that the majority of collegiate athletes…

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Tracy Mourning Talks Mentoring Girls Nationwide

Founder of Honey Shine details expanding Miami-based mentoring program

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

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UCLA Faculty Votes for Diversity Course Requirement

New requirement will prepare students to embrace a diversity of cultures on campus and in the workforce

UCLA faculty members vote in favor of a diversity course requirement for undergraduate students

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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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The Roots Create Foundation to Address Educational Needs of Alma Mater

Grammy-winning band raises funds to benefit old performing arts high school

The Roots start foundation to meet the educational needs of their Philadelphia alma mater

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Teen Basketball Star Commits to Division 1 University

Young athlete makes verbal acceptance of offer to attend University of Texas

Eighth-grade middle school basketball star, Deja Kelly, makes verbal commitment to the University of Texas…

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Russell Westbrook Launches New Initiative to Promote Childhood Literacy

NBA superstar partners with Scholastic to challenge students to read 100,000 minutes each year

NBA superstar Russell Westbrook opens new reading center in Oklahoma to promote childhood literacy

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Michael Bloomberg Works to Get Low-Income Students Through College

Bloomberg to spend $10 million over next two years to help low-income students earn a college degree

Michael Bloomberg creates new coalition to get more top-performing low-income students through college.

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Universities Uninvite African Journalists Due to Ebola Fear

Two southern universities cancel visitation trips from African journalists

Two southern universities uninvite African journalists due to Ebola fear

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9 Black Executives Who Attended HBCUs

Proud HBCU business leaders you should know

With the lack of recognition for HBCUs contributions to the workforce, we rounded up some…

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University of Texas Offers Course on Beyoncé and Rihanna

Course will examine pop star's careers in relation to black feminism

The University of Texas at Austin offers course examining the feminism and womanism of Beyoncé…

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Kimora Lee Simmons Establishes Scholarship Fund for Fashion Students

The Queen of Fabulosity donates $1 million to support fashion education

Kimora Lee Simmons creates $1 million scholarship fund for fashion students

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Webinar Encourages Small Businesses To Support Nation’s Youth

New campaign addresses growing problem of youth unemployment by creating professional opportunities

A free webinar open to small businesses across the country seeks to develop new sources…

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Education Department Announces Plans to Strengthen PLUS Loan Program

Federal government works to help more families qualify for college loans

The Department of Education announces plans to update its PLUS loan regulations in order to…

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HBCU’s Wealthiest Graduate Revealed—and It’s Not Oprah Winfrey

Daughter of Walmart co-founder comes in as wealthiest graduate of a predominately black college

Ann Walton Kroenke ranks as the wealthiest HBCU graduate with inherited family wealth.

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Education Department Investigating Racial Complaints in Three School Districts

Local school systems in Chicago, Newark and New Orleans under federal investigation

The Education Department has agreed to investigate civil rights complaints in three major school districts

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High School Dropout Rate Hits Record Low for Blacks and Hispanics

Higher academic achievements from black and Hispanic students helps to improve the nation's graduation rate

New data from the Pew Research Center shows that the dropout rate for black and…

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Texas College Rejects Nigerian Students Due to Ebola

Navarro College denies international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases

Texas college in hot water for rejecting Nigerian students due to Ebola outbreak

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FAMU College of Law Surpasses the State’s Average Bar Exam Pass Rate

University also sees an increase in law school applicants

Florida A&M College of Law has exceeded the state of Florida in the number of…

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Michelle Obama Hosts White House Fashion Education Workshop

Invites hundreds of students and fashion influencers to discuss the impact of fashion education

Michelle Obama honored student fashion designers, writers, stylists and entrepreneurs with a White House fashion…

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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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Hampton University President Blasts Federal Government for Lack of HBCU Support

William Harvey details strained relationship between HBCUs and funding

Hampton University President Dr. William Harvey calls out the federal government for its lack of…

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Young Entreprenuer Talks Educational Clothing Line and Kickstarter Success

Orane Barrett details how he's using his Kool Nerd brand to advocate for youth

Kool Nerd Clothing CEO, Orane Barrett, talks his new kickstarter campaign and how he’s using…

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Steve Harvey Recruits Paula Deen to Teach at His Mentoring Program

Deen to teach culinary skills to the young men

Steve Harvey announced on his show that he has recruited Paula Deen to teach a…

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LeBron James to Produce Disney TV Series That Inspires Kids

New series will spotlight the careers of today's top athletes

Superstar athlete LeBron James is producing a Disney TV series that will spotlight the journey’s…

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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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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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50 Cent and Chuck D Produce TV Series to Help Troubled Teens

Celebrities come together to serve as mentors in Sundance TV series

Rappers 50 Cent and Chuck D join forces to produce television series to help troubled…

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Four HBCUs Receive Grants to Support LGBT Programs

HBCUs will use The New Black film to discuss issues pertaining to LGBT community

In an effort to focus on more LGBT inclusion, the Human Rights Campaign has awarded…

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Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million to Chicago Charity

Makes a significant contribution to After School Matters

Chicago Bulls point guard, Derrick Rose, donates $1 million to a charity at his alma…

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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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Top 20 Colleges Minting the Most Billionaires

These schools have educated the world's most wealthy

These higher learning institutions around the world have educated the most wealthy people in the…

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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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ASPiRE Announces Partnership with White House Initiative on HBCUs

Conference is scheduled for Sept. 22-23 in Washington D.C.

ASPiRE will a partner with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities…

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Obama Administration to Launch New Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign

White House to launch new "It's On Us" campaign on Sept. 19

Obama administration plans to expand on its efforts to prevent sexual assault on college campuses…

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Clark Atlanta University Sues the City of Atlanta

CAU says city violated its property agreement with Morris Brown College

Clark Atlanta University is suing the city of Atlanta over its purchase of Morris Brown…

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Florida A&M University Awarded $1.3 Million Cancer Research Grant

Four-year grant supports lung, pancreatic, prostate and breast cancer studies

Florida A&M University has been awarded a $1.3 million grant to help fund further research…

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Women of Power: 10 Education Leaders Who are Making a Difference

Top females making boss moves training the world's next big leaders

In honor of Dr. Beverly Tatum receiving the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power Barbara…

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Hampton University and Norfolk State Create Environmental Science Partnership

HBCUs work together to create opportunities for students interested in STEM

Hampton University and Norfolk State sign a partnership to create more opportunities for black students…

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Nicki Minaj Denied Access to Speak to Students at Alma Mater

Rapper tweets her frustration about LaGuardia High School's decision

Rapper Nicki Minaj tweets her frustration after being denied access to speak to students at…

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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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[WATCH] Ferguson Kids Send Message to White America About Racism

Six black children discuss the need to end racism

In video, six black youth from Ferguson, Missouri, discuss the need to end racism in…

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American Association of Rhode Scholars to Hold Interment Ceremony for Alain Locke

AARS to hold proper burial ceremony for the late Alain Locke

The American Association of Rhodes Scholars will host an interment ceremony for late great scholar…

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Harlem’s Fashion Row Works to Educate Next Generation of Creatives

Founder Brandice Henderson talks importance of educating rising stars

To better prepare students for success in fashion, Harlem Fashion Row founder has created an…

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Young Jeezy Donates $1 Million to the Jay Morrison Academy

Rapper's scholarship donation will help students succeed in the real estate market

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy has donated $1 million to the Jay Morrison Academy to help…

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College Professor Talks Kendrick Lamar Class, Hip-Hop and Michael Brown

Georgia Regents University professor uses album as a backdrop to discuss current events

Georgia Regents University professor Adam Diehl talks new Kendrick Lamar class and how his debut…

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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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Morehouse Professor Named President of National Medical Association

Lawrence Sanders Jr., becomes organization's 115th president

The National Medical Association announces Morehouse professor Lawrence Sanders Jr., as its newest president

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Florida School District Becomes First in Nation to Opt Out of State Testing

School district may lose state and federal funding

Lee County School Board in Florida becomes the first school district in the nation to…

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Alabama State University Receives $1 Million in Grants for STEM

Grant allows ASU to enter STEM partnership with Tuskegee University and Auburn University

Alabama State University receives $1 million in federal funding to support student research opportunities in…

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6 Musical Geniuses Whose Careers Have Made It to the Classroom

These artists have helped bridge the gap between music and academics

With more universities bridging music and academics, we rounded up today’s hottest artists whose careers…

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Louisiana Governor Sues Obama Administration Over Common Core Standards

Legislator says administration violating the Constitution's 10th Amendment

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal proves his strong opposition to Common Core State Standards with a…

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Blackboard Accepts the #PayMyTuitionChallenge with New Scholarship Program

Students to be awarded up to $15,000 in tuition money

With the hashtag #paymytuitionchallenge trending on Twitter, Blackboard has responded with a new scholarship program…

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Beyoncé’s BeyGood Charity Donates Supplies to Underfunded Schools

Efforts provide 2,000 U.S. students with brand new school supplies

Beyoncé and her BeyGood charity organization are providing school supplies to 2,000 students in underfunded…

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Demographic Shift Takes Place in Public Schools for First Time This Fall

Minority students expected to become majority in American public school system

A U.S. Department of Education report shows that for the first time this fall, minority…

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Report: School Bans Rastafarian Teen For Refusing to Cut His Dreadlocks

Louisiana officials say hair violates school dress code

One Rastafarian teen has been banned from attending his Louisiana high school for refusing to…

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Johnson C. Smith Receives Grant to Launch Art Exhibit on Black Philanthropy

A $96,665 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Johnson C. Smith University receives $96,665 grant to launch a traveling art exhibit on the…

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Will.i.Am Scholarship Recipients Share Success Stories on OWN

Five years later, young men have seen tremendous triumphs

After being awarded a scholarship by will.i.am in 2009, Oprah follows up with four young…

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Back-to-School: Tips for Moving Into Your First College Apartment

Here's what you should know before renting your new place

You can avoid this headache by learning your rights and responsibilities.

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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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Teacher Suspended After Asking Students to Re-Enact Michael Brown Shooting

Parent says white students told to play police officers

An Alabama teacher has been placed on suspension after asking students to re-enact the shooting…

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Study: For-Profit College Degree Has Little to No Value in Job Market

For-profit college students and peers with no college experience have same chance at employment

A new study shows that for-profit college graduates have little to no employment advantage over…

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Michael Brown Scholarship Fund to Help Siblings Attend College

Scholarship campaign already raised more than $24,000

In honor of Michael Brown, organizations are working together to create a scholarship fund that…

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Teacher Raises More Than $100,000 to Feed Ferguson Students

North Carolina teacher aims to provide food for youth in need

In light of the unrest in Ferguson resulting in a delay in public school start…

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Four Morehouse Professors Pen Open Letter in Michael Brown’s Honor

Professors honor Brown and encourage young black men everywhere

In honor of Michael Brown’s death, four Morehouse College professors have written on open letter…

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#BESMART: 5 Vital Things to Know About Black Students & Education

Join the education conversation today

Black Enterprise BE Smart serves as the go-to sources for the latest in education news…

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Alabama State University Marching Band Lands Reality Show

Life behind the scenes for award-winning HBCU band coming to A&E Network

Alabama State University’s Mighty Marching Hornets Marching Band lands a reality show on A&E Network.

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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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#JusticeForMikeBrown: #HBCUs Stand Together in Protest to Raise Awareness

HBCUs shoot powerful #HandsUpDontShoot pictures

In honor of unarmed Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown’s death, HBCUs across the nation have…

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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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Department of Education to Ease Restrictions on Student Loans

New loan restrictions expected to go into effect fall 2015

The Department of Education is making plans to reduce college loan approval restrictions for parents…

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Report: Black Men Need More Education Than Whites To Get Same Job

However, earning high-school diploma gives African-American male a 50% larger impact

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A recent study by an advocacy group suggests that black men and white men…

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Georgia Tech to Offer Full Scholarships to Top Atlanta Students

Public school valedictorian and salutatorian students guaranteed full scholarships

Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson announced that the university will offer full scholarships to Atlanta…

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Lincoln Motor Company Lends Support to Black Greek Organizations

New program allows groups to win up to $6,000 for a charity

Lincoln Motor Company shows support for black Greek organizations with its new charity benefiting program…

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Michelle Obama’s Message to Girls: Commit to Education

FLOTUS encourages young women via Seventeen magazine in open letter

First Lady Michelle Obama pens an open letter for Seventeen magazine encouraging young American girls…

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Women of Power: Spelman College President Beverly Tatum Talks Fundraising, Fitness and Retirement

Barbara Graves Award honoree stresses need for education on health and wellness

Spelman’s President Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum talks hitting her historic fundraising goal, changes at Spelman…

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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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University President Takes Pay Cut to Help Minimum Wage Employees

Kentucky State University interim president cuts salary by $90,000

Kentucky State University interim president Raymond Burse agrees to a $90,000 pay cut in order…

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Generation Next: President Obama Welcomes 500 Students Poised To Lead Africa

Young leaders welcomed at Washington D.C. Town hall

Five hundred African students chosen from 50,000 welcomed at Washington DC Town hall.

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Student Selling Handwritten Letter from Obama to Help Pay for Tuition

Young scholar plans to sell the letter for $9,500

A young student is selling the handwritten letter that he received from President Obama to…

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[Part 2] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Talk Publishing Business & Raising Capital

Chicago-based duo propelling advocacy with 'Paige & Paxton' books

Mother-daughter publishers, Rachel and Kelley Williams, talk for part two of their interview, on raising…

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[Part 1 ] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Work to Advance Youth STEM Education

Chicago-based duo propelling with 'Paige & Paxton' books

Mother-daughter duo, Rachel and Kelley Williams, talk with BlackEnterprise.com about their STEM-inspired characters — Paige…

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Under Investigation: New Jersey School System Faces Discrimination Scandal

Dept. of Education investigates "One Newark" plan

The Dept. of Education announced that its investigating Newark, New Jersey schools after filed complaints…

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Can 19-Year-Old Keven Stonewall Cure Colon Cancer?

High school senior from Chicago dedicated to becoming a scientist

Chicago’s own Keven Stonewall is breaking through in the world of science, as he is…

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HIV Research: Temple University Team Successfully Eliminates Virus from Human Cells

The latest research is one step closer to finding a cure for AIDS

A team of Temple University School of Medicine researchers have successfully designed a way to…

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President Obama Announces Expansion of “My Brother’s Keeper”

Update includes educators, athletes, companies, and foundations setting commitment

President Obama announced expansion of “My Brother’s Keeper” that includes commitments from educators, athletes, companies…

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New York Councilman Robert Cornegy and Jean Alerte Award ‘Do Right, Do Good’ Scholars

The 36th District councilman and Brooklyn Swirl's CEO celebrate young minds

New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio was on-hand with entrepreneur Jean Alerte to celebrate ‘Do…

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Smarter Than Einstein: 11-Year-Old Scores High on IQ Test

Results prove British boy to be a genius

According to results from a Mensa test, an 11-year-old British boy has an IQ higher…

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Brooklyn Eighth-Grade Metal Band Signs Major Record Deal with Sony

Young musicians could earn up to $1.7 million from record deal

A Brooklyn eighth-grade metal band inks a major record deal with Sony that could earn…

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Brandy Becomes Honorary Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

R&B singer continues her mom's AKA legacy

R&B singer Brandy continues her mom’s legacy and becomes an honorary Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,…

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Dr. Mae Jemison and Bayer Corp. Show Support for STEM Education

Drug company awards $50,000 to New York STEM program

Bayer Corporation, with the support of Dr. Mae Jemison, awarded $50,000 to the Police Athletic…

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Lance Gross Travels to China with Howard’s Freshman Leadership Academy

Howard alum and actor serves as program's first global ambassador

Award-winning actor Lance Gross travels with 60 Howard University Freshman Leadership Academy students to China.

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Court Upholds University of Texas Affirmative Action Policy

2-1 ruling keeps affirmative action at flagship Texas school

A federal appeals court decision made Tuesday, upheld the right for the University of Texas…

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Valerie Jarrett Honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Rosa L. Parks-Coretta Scott King Award

Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarett, gets honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.…

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Denied: Some College Students Can’t Access Federal Loans

Institute for College Access and Success finds many students of color affected

Recent study outlines the differences in loan access for each of the 50 states, broken…

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Spelman Raises Record $157.8 Million for Academic Initiatives and Campus Facilities

HBCU receives more than 70 percent alumnae contributions to campaign

After a 10-year fundraising campaign, Spelman College has announced they’ve exceeding their monetary goal and…

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Troy Davis’ Nephew Raises Money to Continue His Education at Morehouse

Young scholar launches Indiegogo campaign to help raise money

Troy Davis nephew, De’Juan Davis-Correia, starts Indiegogo campaign to help raise money for him to…

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Clemson University Hosting Program to Train Future Black Male Teachers

University works to close the diversity gap among students and teachers

With the need for more black male teachers, South Carolina’s Clemson University is working to…

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Janet Collins Story: Karyn Parsons Launches Kickstarter for Ballerina’s Biopic

Actress wants to highlight first black prime Metropolitan Ballet dancer

Karyn Parsons launches a Kickstarter campaign to tell the untold story of the first black…

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Maya Angelou Honored in ‘Because of Them We Can’ Campaign

Young girls recite "Phenomenal Woman" poem

National “Because of Them We Can” campaign is honoring the late Dr. Angelou with young…

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Wells Fargo Survey: Female College Grads Earn Less than Men

Millennial women still feeling the effects of the gender pay gap

A Wells Fargo survey reveals female college graduates earn $20,000 less than male college graduates.

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Study: Effects of Race and College Completion on Employment

Black male college grad has same chances of getting job as white high school grad

A new study done by Young Invincibles shows the effects that race and education have…

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Celebrity Do-Gooder: Kevin Hart Donates $50,000 to HBCU

Comedian donates money to HBCU band members

Funnyman Kevin Hart visited Tom Joyner Morning Show and donated $50,000 to Texas Southern University’s…

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Library of Congress Acquires Video Archive of African American Icons

Collection will document the history, culture and legacy of black Americans

The Library of Congress has acquired HistoryMakers invaluable video collection that provides extensive content on…

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Colin Powell Speaks: Mentoring, Reality TV & ‘Baby Mama’ Concept

Leader offers parents alternatives and insights on promoting excellence among young black men

Colin Powell talks the importance of mentoring young men of color and the need to…

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10 States with Most Student Loan Debt

Georgia, Maryland and D.C. top the list

Check out the top states that have the most federal student loan debt.

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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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NY Student Becomes School’s First African American Valedictorian

Young scholar plans to attend Harvard in the fall on a full scholarship

Queens, N.Y., student Shanelle Davis makes history at her school as the first African American…

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NY Teen Goes From Foster Care to Full College Scholarship

Tyree Grant beats the odds with education accomplishments

New York teen who was in foster care beats the odds and earns full scholarship…

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King’s College Takes Bitcoin To School

A college degree, satellite TV, even pizza---all can be purchased with virtual currency

King’s College is the first accredited institution to accept bitcoin for tuition payment.

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Educator Launches Initiative To Fund All-Black Boys Academy

Umar Johnson, Ph.D., aims to raise $5 million to buy St. Paul's College

Umar Johnson, Ph.D., is hoping to raise $5 million dollars to purchase St. Paul’s College…

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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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University of Miami Recruits 9-Year-Old Basketball Star

Young athlete gains national attention for basketball skills

Fourth-grader, Jaden Newman, gains the attention of University of Miami’s women’s basketball coach with her…

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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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Legacy Award Recipient, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Helped Desegregate Schools

When it comes to pioneering women of the Civil Rights Movement, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault still…

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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