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Chicago Charter School Reportedly Discouraging Students From Applying to HBCUs

One Chicago Bulls College Prep parent says the school gave her son a hard time when trying to apply

Mother of Chicago Bulls College Prep student opens up about her son being discouraged from…

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More than Half of Middle Class Students Not Graduating from College

About a third cite financial reasons

According to CNN.com, more than half of middle class kids who enter college are failing…

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Free Summer College Program for High School Juniors

Five-day accounting program in 11 campuses across New York state

Calling all rising high school juniors interested in the accounting profession: Application deadlines are approaching…

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Tiger Woods Creates Golf Management Scholarship at UMES

Woods donates $10,000 to support the HBCUs golf program

Tiger Woods gives $10,000 to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to support its golf…

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$1,000 Financial Literacy Contest for Middle Schoolers

To be eligible to enter, children must be 8 to 12 years old and read the book I Got Bank!

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Are you 8 to 12 years old, or do you know someone who is?…

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USC Responds to Taraji P. Henson’s Claims of Her Son Being Racially Profiled

A member from the school's Department of Public Safety agrees to investigate the case

A member from USC’s Department of Public Safety issues a response to Taraji P. Henson’s…

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5 STEM Organizations to Follow on Facebook and Twitter

Young girls and women become more educated and engaged in the field

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With the right mix of encouragement, education, hands-on experience, and open dialogue…

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Former NYU Dean in the Running to Become Next Spelman President

Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D. named finalist for Spelman's next president

Spelman College names former NYU dean, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., as a finalist to be…

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BE Smart: Student Dream ‘Blhackathon’ Applies Innovation to Solve Black America’s Challenges

Eight teams create apps to improve education, healthy eating and business funding

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I recently had the distinct honor to serve as a judge for Student…

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The State of Black America-By the Numbers: Part 1, Education

Black America is in crisis

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The following is a feature by Marc Morial, the President and CEO of National…

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Six Ways to Engage Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Tips to help parents, family, friends and school personnel bridge the gender gap in STEM fields

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Although in recent years science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs have become…

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Inequity in Education Funding Shortchanges America’s Future

For the first time in our nation’s history, students of color are majority of the student body

For the first time in our nation’s history, students of color are majority of the…

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How Much Weight Should Minority Students Put on Diversity Numbers When Selecting a College?

Expert on diversity and inclusion elaborates on the diversity factors students should look at when picking a college

Expert on diversity and inclusion, DeEtta Jones, talks the value diversity should play when deciding…

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Add Do-Re-Mi to ABC to Boost Your Child’s Brain

The results of a recent Northwestern University study funded by NAMM demonstrate that two years…

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Are You All In? The AP Campaign to Reach Students of Color

Students of color urged to sign up for rigorous AP courses

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Tens of thousands of high potential African American, Latino, and Native American students do…

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President Obama Announces Over $240 Million Pledge for STEM Education

POTUS announces new STEM pledge at the White House Science Fair

President Obama host 2015 White House Science Fair and announces new $240 million pledge for…

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After Being Racially Profiled, Taraji P. Henson Sends Her Son to an HBCU

Actress says she plans to send her son to Howard University

Taraji P. Henson opens up about sending her son to Howard University after being racially…

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Nissan Gives $250,000 to Promote STEM Programs at HBCUs

Nissan shows its commitment to HBCUs with new donation

Nissan donates $250,000 to six HBCUs to help promote their STEM programs

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New York City-based All Star Code dropped by Tumblr headquarters to get in on the fun. The non-profit initiative offers young males a curriculum that includes workshops, ongoing mentorship and networking opportunities, as well as a six-week summer intensive program set to start in 2014. ASC founder Christina Lewis Halpern is determined to fill the technology career pipeline with qualified, young black men.

BE Smart: All Star Code Educates Next Generation of Tech Entrepreneurs

The nonprofit helps diversify the tech space

Christina Lewis Halpern, 34, created All Star Code as a vehicle to diversify the tech…

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14 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Educators

These will help you remember why you have one of the most important jobs on Earth

If you’ve felt a special calling to educate the leaders of today and tomorrow, these…

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BE Smart: Entrepreneurs Produce HBCU Hackathons To Develop Tech Talent

The grant means that the program will be offered at more historically black colleges

The Black Founders has received a new $100,000 grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, allowing…

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15 Student Filmmakers Selected to Show Their Videos at 2nd Annual White House Student Film Festival

The videos were selected from 1,700 submissions

Specifically the Call to Arts is a three-year effort to expose young people to careers…

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Searching for an Internship? Check out 25 Highest Rated Companies for Interns

The highest rates companies for interns

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Right now, if you’re a college student chances are your searching the web for…

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State of Black America Report: Unequal Education Is Not ‘the Great Equalizer’

How adequate access and opportunity paves the way to success for minorities

Education and equality gaps have persisted and the National Urban League understands that the major…

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Mo’Ne Davis Biographical Movie Coming to Disney Channel

Davis brings her life story to television

Mo’Ne Davis biographical film set to air on Disney Channel

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5 STEM Camps for Kids

Now is the perfect time to enroll your kids in summer camp

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Nowadays, beyond exploring nature and the outdoors camps offer several hands-on exploration camps in…

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First Lady Michelle Obama Sends a Message to Her Younger Self

FLOTUS uses her #DearMe campaign to send advice to her younger self

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers a video message to her younger self as part of…

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My Black is Beautiful Ambassador Talks Empowering Teen Girls to Recognize their Self-Worth

Project Beautify You, Inc. founder sheds light on the work they're doing to uplift young girls

My Black is Beautiful brand ambassador, Feyi Odukoya, talks empowering teen girls to recognize their…

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UVA Students Protest In Response To the Bloody Arrest of Black Honors Student

UVA President ask Virginia governor to conduct an investigation of the case

UVA students protest campus streets in response the bloody arrest of black honors student, Martese…

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Scholarship Alert: CUNY Offering Up to $30,000 for Diversity in Labor

School of Professional Studies is accepting applications

City University of New York School of Professional Studies is accepting applications for its Joseph…

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6 Educational STEM Apps for Kids

The iPad is an incredible learning tool for kids of all ages

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Whether it’s teaching science using multimedia “Jeopardy” like games, or math with step-by-step animation…

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HBCU Students Sue Tennessee Over Voter ID Laws

HBCU students say Tennessee's strict voter ID laws violate their rights as college students

Nine students at Fisk University and Tennessee State University are suing Tennessee over their strict…

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California’s Community College System Enters Transfer Deal with Nine HBCUs

New partnership will allow students to have an easier transfer to HBCUs

California community college system enters new partnership to help students have a smoother transfer to…

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First Lady Obama to Travel to Japan and Cambodia to Promote Girls Education

FLOTUS promotes Let Girls Learn initiative abroad

First Lady Michelle Obama to travel to Japan and Cambodia as part of her Let…

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Data Shows High School Graduation Gaps Narrowing

According to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Education, new data from its…

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Kanye West to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree

Art Institute of Chicago to award the Grammy-winning artist an honorary degree

Kanye West to receive an honorary doctorate degree from the Art Institute of Chicago

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How One Group of Professionals are Creating a Pipeline for Minority Youth in STEM

ManyMentors nonprofit works to groom the next generation of leaders

ManyMentors nonprofit in Connecticut works to expand the opportunities and resources for minority students interested…

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Apple to Donate More than $40 Million to Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Apple creates tech opportunities for HBCU students

Apple shows its commitment to diversity in tech by donating more than $40 million to…

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University of Alabama Elects First African American SGA President in Nearly Four Decades

UA junior Elliot Spillers wins SGA President election

Elliot Spillers becomes the first African American SGA President at the University of Alabama in…

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Black Lives Matter: Schott Foundation Explores Public School and Underserved Black Males

Nonprofits like the Eagle Academy offer education resource and solutions for young men of color

Schott Foundation and Eagle Academy explores American public school system and underserved black children, particularly…

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Denzel Washington and Common Set to Deliver HBCU Commencement Speeches

Actor to speak at Dillard University and musician to speak at Winston-Salem State

Denzel Washington and Common to deliver commencement speeches at separate HBCUs this May.

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Steve Harvey, Essence Magazine and Disney Inspire Future Leaders at Disney Dreamers Academy

One hundred high school students gather for a weekend of inspiration and fun

Steve Harvey, Essence magazine and Disney partner for their 8th annual Disney Dreamers Academy in…

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University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed After Racist Video Surfaces

School's president calls students in the video 'disgraceful'

Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national organization closes its chapter at the University of Oklahoma after racist…

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Disney Makes $1 Million Commitment to UNCF

Disney and UNCF collaborative program will provide scholars with advanced educational and career resources

Disney shows its commitment to helping future leaders with a $1 million donation to UNCF

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Day 3: Education Power Players Talk Engaging Students Through Innovative Learning

Panelists detail using innovation to prepare students for the workforce

Education leaders talk the importance of keeping students engaged through innovative learning.

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Women of Power: 6 of the Most Powerful Corporate Women Who Attended an HBCU

Black female executives whose leadership skills were honed at an HBCU

A spotlight on six of the most powerful women in corporate America who attended an…

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Diversity in the STEM Pipeline

The New York Urban League hosted a panel to ensure flow

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, the New York Urban League hosted a panel and discussion on…

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Howard University Announces Tuition Freeze and Rebates to Students

University maps out new plan to meet the financial needs of students

Howard University announces plans to freeze tuition for the upcoming school year and offer rebates…

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Women of Power: 8 Female Executives Who Attended Ivy League Schools

Power women in corporate America who attended some of the nation's top universities

Check out which female executives from Black Enterprise’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America…

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New Data Shows House Republican Bill Could Cut Billions in Funding for Minority Students

School districts serving black and Hispanic students could be hit the hardest by budget cuts

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows a proposed bill by the House Republicans…

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Bun B Talks Becoming a Lecturer at Rice University

Texas native says that he wants to "maintain the integrity of the class"

Putting education over the quick buck, Rapper Bun B says that he’s turned down over…

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Meet the 10-Year-Old Genius Who’s Studying for a College Degree

UK native Esther Okade is pursuing for a degree with Open University

At just 10-years-old, Esther Okade is already studying for a math undergraduate degree

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Paul Quinn College Maps Out Plan to Have Students Pay Just $2,300 to Attend

The HBCU makes it mandatory for students to work off their tuition

Paul Quinn College in Dallas offers a new work-study program that will reduce tuition to…

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White House to Honor HBCU Staff Members and Faculty

HBCU alum and E!News co-host Terrence Jenkins will host HBCU panel

White House honors HBCU staff members at Champions of Change event

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Report Reveals 10 States Have Withheld Over $50 Million in HBCU Funding

Research shows disparity in state funding to HBCUs and predominantly white institutions

A report released by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities reveals several states…

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Magic Johnson Gives $10 Million to Expand Job Program for Chicago Youth

Former NBA player helps to expand the opportunities for Chicago teens

Magic Johnson donates $10 million to expand the One Summer Chicago Plus program that offers…

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Meet the 18-Year-Old That’s Helping Students Apply to College for Free

Plucked CEO Denisha Kuhlor talks eliminating the costs of college application fees

Denisha Kuhlor, 18, talks about her new web application that makes applying to colleges simple…

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Pharrell Inks Deal to Publish a Series of Children’s Books

The musicians first book will be inspired by his popular hit song "Happy"

Pharrell Williams to release a series of four children’s books, with the first book being…

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How One Program is Helping to Educate Hundreds of High School Students About Financial Literacy

Money Live teaches local Houston students about money and careers

Money Live program in Houston teaches hundreds of high school students about financial literacy and…

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A State by State Breakdown of the Latest High School Graduation Rates

Data also shows a persistent achievement gap amongst minority students

Recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows a breakdown of graudaiton rates…

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Howard University Students to Edit Wikipedia’s Black History Content

Howard students and faculty will upgrade content related to history of the African diaspora

Students and faculty members at Howard University are putting forth efforts to edit Wikipedia’s content…

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Report: High-School Graduation Gap Widened for Black Males

Schott Foundation for Public Education released latest report on education trends for minorities

The Schott Foundation for Public Education released a report, Black Lives Matter: The Schott 50-State…

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State Subcommittee Votes to Close South Carolina State University

SCSU President and supporters fight to keep university doors open

A South Carolina subcommittee approves a bill to close South Carolina State University for one…

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Danny Simmons Talks the Impact of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Simmons explains the influence of his foundation and arts education

Danny Simmons talks Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the impact of arts education

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NFL Quarterback Cam Newton Returns to College to Earn His Degree

Newton spends offseason in college classroom

Carolina Panthers star quarterback, Cam Newton, returns to college to finish his degree

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Nickelodeon Partners With Because of Them, We Can Initiative for Black History Month

Network will showcase daily images of young kids portraying iconic African American figures

Nickelodeon and the Because of Them, We Can initiative partner to celebrate Black History Month

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My Brother’s Keeper to Host Hackathon in Oakland

Event serves as extension of President Obama's goal to get more young men of color in STEM

My Brother’s Keeper to host first hackathon event in Oakland, CA

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New #BlackLivesMatter Course Comes to Dartmouth College

New class will cover America's history of race and violence

Dartmouth College to offer new #BlackLivesMatter course this spring

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Malia and Michelle Obama Visit Colleges in New York

Oldest Obama daughter spotted visiting NYU, Columbia and Barnard College

Malia and Michelle Obama spotted on private tours at various New York college campuses

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Could UDC Become a Free Tuition College Named After Marion Barry?

D.C. lawmakers propose a bill to rename the University of the District of Columbia after former mayor

D.C. lawmakers propose bill to make the University of the District of Columbia a tuition-free…

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Rapper Bun B Teaches Religion and Hip-Hop Course at Rice University

UGK rapper brings hip-hop culture to the classroom

Rapper Bun B teaches religion and hip-hop course at Rice University

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Set to Release New Novel This Summer

Award-winning author to publish new book after a more than 50-year hiatus

“To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee is set to release a sequel to the…

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Blogger and Principal Raise Over $1 Million to Send Students on Harvard Field Trip

Humans of New York blogger helps to change the lives of Brooklyn middle school students

Humans of New York blogger and Brooklyn principal raise over $1 million to send students…

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D.C. to Invest $20 Million to Help Black and Latino Male Students

Nation's capital creates fund to increase the opportunities made available to minority boys

Washington, D.C. to invest $20 million to help local black and Latino male students

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Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola Team Up for ‘Pay It Forward’

The program awards the next generation of African American leaders

This year, Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola are coming together to team up for the Pay…

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Study: More than Half of U.S. Public School Children Are Low-Income Students

Mississippi leads the nation with highest rate of poor students

A recent analysis done by the Southern Education Foundation shows that more than half of…

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Toyota Donates $50,000 to HBCUs in Honor of Dr. King’s Legacy

Toyota Financial Services shows their commitment to improving opportunities for HBCU students

Toyota donates $50,000 to five HBCUs in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Women of Power Summit: Children’s Education Takes Center Stage

Jhan Doughty Berry, Ph.D., and Muriel Howard, Ph.D., talk test taking and minorities

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit brings child education to the forefront with Jhan Doughty…

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New Entity Launches To Advance Black Male Achievement in America

The CBMA increases opportunities and access for men and boys of color

On Jan. 19th, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, New Entity launched To Advance Black Male…

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Morehouse College Moot Court Team Makes History at National Competition

First HBCU to win National Moot Court Competition

Morehouse College Moot Court Team leads its school to a historical win at the National…

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4 Black Business Execs Talk ‘Selma for Students’ Campaign and Dr. King’s Legacy

Black business leaders talk the importance of 'Selma'

Black business executives talk “Selma for Students” campaign and the impact they hope the film…

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Vice President Biden Announces $25 Million Grant to HBCUs for Cybersecurity Education

Grant money will help meet the demand for more skilled cybersecurity professionals

Vice President Biden announces the Department of Energy’s $25 million grant to support cybersecurity education…

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Black Church Leaders Offer Scholarships to Students at Michael Brown’s Alma Mater

11 deserving students to receive full-ride scholarships

Black church leaders offer full-tuition scholarship opportunities to students at Michael Brown’s alma mater

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Former FAMU Band Member Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Hazing Death

Florida judge grants prison time to former HBCU band member

A Florida judge sentenced Dante Martin to six years in prison for the 2011 hazing…

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Black Business Execs Raise Funds For Free ‘Selma’ Screening For Students Nationwide

New York City free screening offer now expanded to select cities nationwide

Following the free screening of “Selma” for NYC students, Paramount Pictures is expanding the offer…

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Proposed South Caronlina Bill Requires Schools to Teach Gun Rights Course

Newly proposed bill aims to educate South Carolina students on their Second Amendment rights

South Carolina lawmakers propose bill that will require schools to teach a gun rights course…

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Submission Form Open for White House Student Film Festival

Obama administration chooses community service as this year's film festival theme

White House opens up submission forms for their 2nd annual Student Film Festival

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President Obama Proposes Tuition-Free Community College

New proposal is a part of POTUS plan to create a more educated American workforce

President Obama announces the America’s College Promise proposal, which will provide a tuition free education…

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Entertainment Leaders Join Forces to Offer Free Screening of ‘Selma’ to NYC Students

Thousands of middle school and high school NYC students allowed to see 'Selma for free

Entertainment leaders create a fund that will allow thousands of New York City students to…

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6 Tips to Help High School Students Prepare for College in the New Year

Helpful tips for college-bound high school students

A list of tips to help high school juniors and seniors prepare for college

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Arizona Threatens to Cut State Funding Over the Teaching of a Hip-Hop Course

Departing superintendent says that the courses violate the state's ethnic studies ban

Arizona’s departing superintendent threatens to cut state funding from public schools who violate the state’s…

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First Lady Reminds Students to Access their FAFSA Forms in New Education Video

Michelle Obama encourages students to fill out their 2015 financial aid applications

First Lady Michelle Obama releases a new video that reminds students to fill out their…

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Bowie State Student Files Hazing Lawsuit Against Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Junior student Kevin Hayes files $3 million lawsuit against fraternity

Bowie State University student files $3 million lawsuit against Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

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The Latest Class of Rhodes Scholars Includes Five Black Students

Amongst the 32 finalists, five of the high achieving students are black

The 2015 list of Rhodes Scholarship recipients includes five black students

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Education Department To Consider Student Employment in New College Rating System

Obama administration considers adding labor market success to college rating system

Obama administration releases draft for new college rating system that includes the consideration of graduate…

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Morehouse School of Medicine Works to Improve Healthcare for LGBT Community

Report and video series trains physicians on how to properly care for diverse patients

Morehouse School of Medicine and the Association of American Medical Colleges work to improve health…

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Johns Hopkins Accidentally Sends Acceptance Emails to Hundreds of Rejected Applicants

Prestigious Baltimore school sends wrong notification to nearly 300 students

John Hopkins University accidentally sends acceptance email to 294 early application students who had been…

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10 College Scholarships for Minority Students

Top college funding opportunities and resources

Check out this roundup of some of the top scholarship opportunities designed to benefit minority…

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Trayvon Martin’s Brother Celebrates Graduating From College

Jahvaris Fulton, 22, earned his BS in Information Technology

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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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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