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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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Starbucks to Help Thousands of Workers Pay for College Education

Seattle-based coffee company agrees to help workers further their education

Starbucks is rolling out a new program in partnership with Arizona State University to help…

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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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Black Fraternities and Sororities Petition Against Mona Scott-Young’s Latest Project

Reality show powerhouse stirs controversy amongst Black Greek letter organizations

Black fraternities and sororities petition against Mona Scott-Young’s latest project “Sorority Sisters”

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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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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…

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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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Forest Whitaker to Produce Scripted Drama on HBCU Hazing

Actor backs project that will bring controversial hazing topic to the big screen

Forest Whitaker teams with Reginald Hudlin to help produce a scripted drama that sheds light…

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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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’180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School” Wins Coveted Peabody Award

Teenager defies enormous odds, accepts award on behalf of filmmakers for PBS series about "failing" school

The National Black Programming Consortium documentary series 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High…

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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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The Obamas Honor Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary

The president and first lady pay their respects to the historic case

President Obama signs a proclamation honoring the 60th anniversary of Brown’s decision; meanwhile, first lady…

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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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U.S. Black Chambers President Ron Busby Talks Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses

Black Enterprise-Gates Symposium speaker offers tips for young entrepreneurs and small businesses

U.S. Black Chambers President Ron Busby gives advice to young entrepreneurs and small businesses

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Code Fever Co-Founder Felecia Hatcher Talks the Importance of STEM Education

Black Enterprise-Gates Symposium speaker advocates for youth

Code Fever co-founder talks the importance of STEM education and the need for entrepreneurs to…

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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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Classana Founder Will Lucas Talks Educating Yourself Outside the Classroom

Meet Classana's founder who will serve as moderator for the Black Enterprise-Gates Symposium

Tech entrepreneur and founder of Classana, Will Lucas, talks non-traditional ways of educating yourself and…

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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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Global Advocates Protest Abduction of Over 200 Nigerian Girls

Global advocates rally for more action in ensuring the girls' return

Nigerian residents demand more action be taken in ensuring the girls safe return

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Michelle Obama Delivers an Amazing Message on Girl Power in New Video

Empowers teen girls to get a good education to be the best version of themselves

Empowers teen girls to get a good education to be the best version of themselves

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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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Oprah Chai Tea Launches With Proceeds Benefitting Youth Education

The media mogul uses her new business collaboration to fund education advancement

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls will receive $0.25 for every Teavana Oprah Chai…

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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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16 Powerful Pledges to Educate Our Daughters in STEM

How important is STEM education?

At this year’s Women of Power Summit, BLACK ENTERPRISE produced with support from the Bill…

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Black Author Provides His 5 Tips to Raising Successful Children in New Book

Author of the new book 'Raising Supaman' shares his keys to parenting

The entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and writer believes great kids don’t happen by accident

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Minority Kids Get Raw Deal in U.S. Public Schools

Black and other minority students in U.S. public schools experience an education markedly different from that of whites

The data includes information from every public school in the country

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White House Seeks to Hold For-Profit Colleges, Career-Prep Programs Responsible for Results

Industry criticizing the proposed regulations citing unfair targeting

New “gainful employment” regulations related to “gainful employment” would mean programs could lose eligibility for…

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Stunningly Low Number of Black Students Admitted to Prestigous NYC School

Single-test rule is racially dicsriminatory, critics say

A lack of diversity at selective high schools in New York City has some critics…

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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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Women’s History Month: Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Talks Dynamic Leadership in Teaching

Kaya Henderson offers tools for success for today's educators

Kaya Henderson, chancellor for Washington D.C. Public Schools, share tools for success in education.

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Women of Power: Why We Must Educate Our Daughters in STEM

Gates Foundation and leaders explore challenges and solutions

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, leaders talked importance of educating girls in…

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Accelerating STEM Opportunities for African American Students

Morgan State University hosts President Obama’s Science and Technology Advisor, showcasing the HBCU as a great academic resource in the sciences

President Obama’s advisor on science and technology John P. Holdren, Ph.D., visited the faculty and…

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Morehouse College President Talks ‘Education Crisis’ Facing Young Black Men

Morehouse president discusses "My Brother's Keeper" and what else needs to be done

The first thing we have to do is recognize that it’s a very serious issue

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Women of Power: Preparing Young Girls For STEM Careers

Symposium tackles the issue of increasing the number of black women in science, technology, engineering and math related ndustries

How do we bring more young women into the field of STEM and keep them…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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My Brother’s Keeper–”for the Sake of America’s Future”

Everyone was talking about My Brother’s Keeper, President Obama’s initiative launched yesterday that specifically addresses…

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White House Salutes Champions of STEM Diversity

The White House today will salute a group of professionals, entrepreneurs and educators it calls…

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Lockheed Martin Invests $6 Million in STEM for Urban Schools

STEM jobs to grow by 17 percent over next four years

Some 1.2 million STEM jobs will go unfilled — Lockheed Martin is trying to close…

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White House Launches Education Summits

First stop in the series is Atlanta at Morehouse College. Goal is to improve academic achievement of black students

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) is launching a series…

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Spelman College President Beverly Tatum On Preparing the Next Gen of STEM Leaders

Black Enterprise’s ‘Educating Our Daughters’ speaker discusses women in STEM

Black Enterprise caught up with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum to talk about the future of…

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How Pres. William R. Harvey’s business approach produced an HBCU set for sustainable longevity

Hampton University president William Harvey gives candid insights on HBCU management efficiency and entrepreneurial innovation.

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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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Why Common Core is Vital to Your Business

Our global economic competitiveness depends on a well-educated workforce

Common Core State Standards – the set of internationally benchmarked goals for public school…

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A New Curriculum for HBCUs

In our exclusive interview, Education Secretary Arne Duncan shares how innovation at HBCUs will bolster our 21st-century workforce

In interview with Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle, Education Secretary Arne Duncan discussed the president’s new…

By Derek T. Dingle

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BLACK ENTERPRISE Hosts Symposium on New Policies and Standards to Improve the Quality of American Public Education

“Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce” brings together business leaders, educators and policy makers to Washington, D.C., during the CBC's Annual Legislative Weekend

Black Enterprise, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, presents “Today’s Business Crisis:…

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Magic Johnson Announces New Youth Program in Chicago

Johnson is battling the issue of dropouts in low income areas.

Johnson continues to spread his influence across many areas

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Ford Targets HBCUs for Unique Community Challenge Competition

Ford's multicultural marketing division is making inroads with the collegiate black community

Students are encouraged to creatively address a tangible, unmet community need that touches at least…

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Is an MBA Necessary? On the Need for More Black Women to Go the Extra Mile

Building a supporting can help you reach your goals

In review of the educational component, the coursework is already established. It is up to…

By Dr. Claudia Barnett

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The Black Enterprise Education Action Guide

What Common Core means for black families

How to help your child prepare for the new Common Core State Standards

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The Fellowship Open Continues to Inspire Our Future Entrepreneurs

Black Enterprise Teenpreneur Conference shows kids a 'brighter future'

The Fellowship Open has raised more than $800,000 in support of organizations that have made…

By Candace Myers

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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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MBA Season: How to Create a Winning Application for Advanced Degree Programs

There's no golden ticket, but use this foundation to be a stand-out applicant

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

By Daria Burke

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Fixing the Miseducation of Black Children

Black students need parent-school partnerships. Here's how to build those bridges.

Today, the relationship between black parents and schools is precarious, primarily because of antagonists and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Project Aims to Grade Performance of Colleges and Universities

Institutions are trying to get ahead of the growing accountability push

There is a growing belief in higher education that if colleges don’t figure out how…

By C. Daniel Baker

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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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Young Intellectual Phenom: Two-Year-Old Joins Mensa Ranks

Toddler can read Shakespeare and speak three languages

Adam Kirby can do many things at the tender age of two that many of…

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Month of the Man: High School Inc. Administrator Talks Combating Black Male Dropout Rates

Brandon Frame gives success strategy for young men of color to graduate

High School Inc.’s Brandon Frame shares his career journey and the keys to success that…

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5 Smart Ways Men of Color Can Position Themselves for Success

Education consultant Howard Jean talks career resources and advancement

Educational consultant Howard Jean, education consultant talks tips for black male advancement in the workforce.

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Son Brought to Tears as Dad Praises His Academic Success on ‘Today’

Father tells son he can be 'whatever he wants to be'

Father and son share an emotional moment during Today Show interview

By Makkada B. Selah

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Soledad O’Brien’s Niece Scores Highest GPA at Harvard

Ellie Hylton says she made "a lot of very detailed to-do lists" to excel at Harvard

Ellie Hylton, journalist Soledad O’Brien’s niece, graduating with top honors at Harvard

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Trustee Says Howard University is in Financial Trouble

Howard has experienced a decline in tuition revenue

Trustee says Howard U. “may not be here in 3 years”

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GOP Education Bill Would End Minority Programs

Replacing "No Child Left Behind" means ending programs that address achievement gap

To replace “No Child Left Behind,” congressman want to cut programs supporting racial minorities and…

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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…

By Aaron Morrison

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Online Competition for Black and Latino Young Men

Young men can win $5,000 toward business development, employment or education

Online competition encourages black and Latino young men to help reduce racial and ethnic disparities…

By C. Daniel Baker

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2-Year Colleges Getting Less Funding Than Needed

Student bodies have become poorer and more heavily black and Latino, study finds.

Report warns of a widening gap between community colleges and four-year institutions.

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Student Loan Crisis Heating up Amid Graduation Season, House Vote

Students don't analyze options, experts say

Analysts say many students are misinformed or uneducated about the options available to them, such…

By Darren Sands

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From Dropout to Driven: 3 Perks of Taking the Nontraditional Route

Embracing risk can lead to lucrative path of innovation and major wins

Just because you avoided the college-to-work route doesn’t mean you’ve failed. Be inspired by successful…

By Antoine Moss

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Tioki Founder Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Connects Educators Through Online Network

Young woman of power merges education and technology

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, co-founder of Tioki, provides insight into the intersection of education and innovation leading…

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No. 10. Elementary Education   Although teachers mold young minds and help them reach their highest potential, their paychecks often don't reflect the hard work and long hours. African Americans who obtain this degree can expect an average salary of $40,000. White Americans with this degree can expect the same.

Tech Startup of the Week: Tioki, Where Teachers Go to Network and Learn

Former educator Mandela Schumacher-Hodge helps schools take professional development and hiring digital

Tioki helps people passionate about education connect to one another, discover opportunities, and share information.

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Education Entrepreneur WyKesha Hayes

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week’s Urban Business Roundtable: Keey2Kids Founder Wykesha Hayes and brand maven April Love.

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Tech Founder Will Lucas Says the Future of Education Will Be Self Curated

Classana co-founder joins Black Enterprise and The Gates Foundation to moderate a symposium on education

Will Lucas is founder of Classana, an educational resource discovery engine.

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Tech Startup of the Week: Classana, a Prerequisite for Lifetime Learning

Founder Will Lucas makes education accessible to everyone by matching their goals with offline and online courses, books, events and organizations

Tech entrepreneur Will Lucas launched Classana after realizing that he could curate his own education…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Rep. Karen Bass: “Time To Get Serious on Student Loan Debt”

Says time is now to tackle debt issue for millions of Americans

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif) is taking the lead on student loan reform in the House…

By Darren Sands

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Omar Wasow, co-founder of BlackPlanet, launched the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School in 2003.

Tech Guru Omar Wasow Explains How to Put More ‘Tech’ into Education

The BlackPlanet.com co-founder joins Black Enterprise and The Gates Foundation to moderate a symposium on education

Black Enterprise will be hosting a symposium on tech in education with the Bill and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Move Over Boys: 4 Coding Schools Just For Girls

Check out these all-girl coding programs

A list of coding education programs directed at women and girls of varying ages.

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Pre-School Funding at an All-Time Low

Experts say that preschool is in a "state of emergency"

The 2011-2012 school year was the worst in a decade for preschool funding

By Makkada B. Selah

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As Capital One Cup Heats Up, Lisa Leslie Champions Education

Lisa Leslie's impact on the game of basketball is still being felt

A legend of the game is promoting it from another angle: education.

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Young Leader Advocates for Tech Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs

AWP Network founder working to uplift next generation of African innovators

Mary Olushoga, AWP Network founder, took a page from her father’s business book to to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Chicago High School Student Creates App to Connect Caregivers to Parents

Shaquiesha Davis presented her Baby B 4 Me app at 3rd Annual White House Science Fair

Chicago high-schooler Shaquiesha Davis presented her Baby B 4 Me app at the 3rd annual…

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Get a head start. Waiting until the last minute to order your textbooks could result in high shipping fees and limited options. So always try to get a list of required textbooks and materials as early as possible. That way, before school starts you’ll not only have the chance to shop around, but also the time necessary to get books sent to you without paying extra “rush charges” for expedited shipping.

4 Ways Colleges Can Take Their Digital Presence to the Next Level

Tips colleges and universities can use to attract prospective students on social media, digital platforms

BlackEnterprise.com highlights the methods academic institutions should take to bring their social media presence from…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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At ‘REBIRTH!’, N.Y. Urban League’s Young Professionals Raise Money for Education

Manhattan's finest celebrate a great cause

Urban League’s Young Professionals are dedicated to change.

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7 Cool Science Jobs That Don’t Require Advanced Degree

These gigs are perfect for the scientist in you---without the extra credentials

These jobs are perfect for the science geek in you, and they don’t require a…

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#SoundOff: Is Technology Helping or Hurting Children’s Development?

Study shows 52% of kids have access to mobile devices at home

Is technology helping or hurting children’s development? BlackEnterprise.com wants to hear from you.

By Janel Martinez

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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of a College Degree

Indirect perks of higher education

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So, many know the obvious benefits of having a college degree, from training advantages…

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Staggering Number of College Graduates Working on Minimum Wage

Over 280,000 college graduates are working minimum wage jobs.

Nearly one in five American households are burdened with college debt.

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Black Girls Code and MOJO MediaWorks Host SXSW Workshop to Teach Girls to Code, Create Mobile Media

Award-winning African-American women in tech partner to host iPod Film School & Web Design Workshop for Black girls at SXSW 2013

Kimberly Bryant, founder and CEO of Black Girls Code, and Allissa Richardson of MOJO MediaWorks…

By Janel Martinez

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LeVar Burton Brings ‘Reading Rainbow’ Brand Into 21st-Century

Actor talks iPad app, entrepreneurship and education

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Burton for an exclusive interview at South by Southwest (SXSW) to…

By Mary Pryor

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National Association of Women Business Owners Partners with LeanIn.org

Facebook COO Partners with Women Business Owners for Better Education

Women-owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of the economy

National Association of Women Business Owners and Sheryl Sandberg want to teach women business owners…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Black School Districts in Philly Rocked by 23 School Closings

Mostly black kids will be affected by the closings

Philly school board closes several schools for “underperforming”

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Tech Startup of the Week: Black Girls Code Puts the T Back in STEM

Founder Kimberly Bryant has helped more than 800 girls (and a few boys) develop a marketable skill

Black Enterprise’s Tech Startup of the Week is Kimberly Bryant’s Black Girls Code. Bryant has…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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States Cut Spending, and Tuition at Public Universities Rise

Costs are skyrocketing at the state level

Students are left in a serious quandary as states slash budgets to make room for…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Tax Cuts Will Leave Lasting Impact on Higher Education

The Pell Grant will be unaffected, but other areas of higher education will feel the sequester

HIgher education may become even more unattainable for some

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Tech Startup of the Week: Pathbrite Turns Educational Experiences Into Digital Data

Founder Heather Hiles uses digital portfolios for career and education assessment

Heather Hiles of Pathbrite uses digital portfolios for career and education assessment.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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White House Honors African-American Leaders in Education

Obama administration honors ten leaders in education.

White House creates ‘Champions of Change’ initiative to honor African American achievement.

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Black College Enrollment Suffers Due to High Loans

Changes to U.S. Dept. of Education cause a dip in college enrollment.

Is college just unaffordable now?

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Tips for Crowdfunding Your Education Costs

Could you benefit from these strategies?

Here are three sites to consider for crowdfunding some of your education costs.

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Quincy Jones Launches Music Education App, Playground Sessions

Famed music producer co-created music version of Rosetta Stone

Music legend Quincy Jones launched a new music education app Tuesday called Playground Sessions.

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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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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