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Jakes and More Create Continuing Education Program Teen Basketball Star Commits to Division 1 University Michael Bloomberg Works to Get Low-Income Students Through College Universities Uninvite African Journalists Due to Ebola Fear 9 Black Executives Who Attended HBCUs University of Texas Offers Course on Beyoncé and Rihanna Kimora Lee Simmons Establishes Scholarship Fund for Fashion Students HBCU’s Wealthiest Graduate Revealed—and It’s Not Oprah Winfrey Texas College Rejects Nigerian Students Due to Ebola FAMU College of Law Surpasses the State’s Average Bar Exam Pass Rate Michelle Obama Hosts White House Fashion Education Workshop University of Chicago Launches New Initiative to End Student Loans Hampton University President Blasts Federal Government for Lack of HBCU Support Danny Glover Talks Ferguson, Political Activism and More at Pace University 10 HBCUS That Received Lucrative Grants in 2014 Entrepreneurship Labs Flourish on College Campuses Four HBCUs Receive Grants to Support LGBT Programs Black Ivy League Student Leaders Form Civil Rights Coalition Top 20 Colleges Minting the Most Billionaires Kanye West Teaches a Fashion Class in Los Angeles Bank of America Donates to Johnson C. 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[REACTIONS] Colleges Across the Nation Rally After Grand Jury Verdict in Michael Brown Case

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TD Bank offers Franchise Financing Options for Veterans

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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#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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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

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

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

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Shonda Rhimes Offers Three Key Life Lessons to Dartmouth Graduates

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

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

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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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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…

By Robin White Goode

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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…

By Janel Martinez

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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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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…

By Kimberly Wilson

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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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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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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.

By Antoine Moss

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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”

By Makkada B. Selah

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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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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.

By Aaron Morrison

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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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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…

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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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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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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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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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Decisions, Decisions: Is It Worth It to Skip Grad School for the Job Market?

A student and a professional weigh in on their life-changing choices

A former graduate student and a college grad share insight on how they made the…

By Jamie Harrison

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Don’t Sleep: Study Says Community College Grads Making More Money

Earnings potential of certificate and 2-year degree holders significant

New data suggests graduates of two-year community college programs in certain fields tend to earn…

By Jamie Harrison

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Colleges Still Not That Diverse, Study Finds

Racial diversification of college campuses has slowed since the 1960s and 70s

Georgetown University professor claims racial diversification at U.S. college campuses is slowing down

By Makkada B. Selah

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Certify Me: Tips & Tricks for Passing Post-Grad Exams

Certified events entrepreneur found success with these quick steps

Beverly Bogerty, certified meeting professional, offers key tips for passing post-grad exams.

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Don’t Sleep: 7 Young HBCU Alums to Watch in 2013

These bosses are making major strides in every industry

From entertainment to sports to business, graduates of historically black college and universities are making…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hip-Hop Artists Who Went to College

Check out these 14 rappers who pursued higher education

You may be surprised about who sat down in those university classrooms.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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College vs. Career: Get the Dream Job Without the Degree

How experience can sometimes trump the paper

With the cost of education continuing to rise it may be feasible to reassess how…

By Sasha King

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Harlem-Based Education Group Prepares Youth for College—and Graduation

Many of us found adolescence difficult to navigate but got through it, not just with…

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Celebrities Who Attended Ivy League Schools

Did you have any idea?

Did you have any idea?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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How Will HBCU’s Manage Grant Funds From The White House?

Department of Education announces $228 million to be distributed to HBCU's

Department of Education announces $228 million to be distributed to HBCU’s

By Sasha King

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Black Colleges Receive $228 Million From U.S. Government

HBCUs to receive additional funding for campus expansion and train faculty

HBCUs to receive additional funding for campus expansion and train faculty

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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With Rising Tuition Costs, Obama, Romney Court College Voters

Presidential hopefuls present contrasting plans for college affordability

Presidential hopefuls present contrasting plans for college affordability

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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The Roses are applying a multistrategy approach to pay for college costs

The Business of College Planning

With college costs skyrocketing and many Americans still reeling from the Great Recession, paying for…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Entertainment Manager Yandy Smith Talks Value of Black College Experience

Former 'Love and Hip Hop' star's undergrad journey sparked future success

For ‘Love and Hip Hop’ star and entertainment manager Yandy Smith, a valuable experience at…

By Yandy Smith

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Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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