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Disruption Alert: Startups Ready to Compete with Colleges

Go to college--or to one of these startups instead

Startups provide an alternative to expensive, 4-year college model.

By Robin White Goode

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Kevin Hart Awards Scholarships to Four Philly High School Seniors

Comedian teams up with UNCF to give scholarships to four Philadelphia scholars

Kevin Hart teams up with UNCF to award four Philadelphia high school seniors with $50,000…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Colleges That Are Planning to Lower Tuition in Fall 2015

See what steps these colleges are taking to make their school more affordable

Five colleges across the nation that are planning to reduce their annual tuition this fall.

By Courtney Connley

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Starbucks Expands College Tuition Program for Workers

Coffee chain agrees to offer free college tuition for four years instead of two

Starbucks expands its partnership with Arizona State University to offer free tuition for four years…

By Courtney Connley

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Top Black Commencement Speakers of 2015

Black commencement speeches to look out for this year

A list of the top black commencement speakers of 2015.

By Courtney Connley

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New York Scholar Gets Accepted to All Eight Ivy League Schools

Long Island, NY student Harold Ekeh gets accepted to all eight Ivy League schools

New York student Harold Ekeh gets accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.

By Courtney Connley

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NCAA Says They Are Not Responsible for the Educational Quality of Its Athletes

Association says they do not assume the duty to ensure a quality education

NCAA releases a statement saying they are not responsible for the educational quality of college…

By Courtney Connley

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Kean University Cancels Common’s Commencement Speech Over Rap Song

Kean pulls the plug on Common speaking due to his 2000 song 'A Song for Assata'

Kean University cancels Common as a commencement speaker over the lyrics in his 2000 song…

By Courtney Connley

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R. Donahue Peebles: College Isn’t the Only Way to Ensure Wealth

Though education is important, this multimillionaire proves there’s more than one path to success

Real estate titan and one of the wealthiest African Americans in the country R. Donahue…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Bucknell University Expels Three Students for Racist Radio Rant

President John Bravman says comments are a "violation of community standards"

Bucknell University president expels three students for racist remarks made on a campus radio station.

By Courtney Connley

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Screw College Debt

How to go to college without breaking the bank

Book review of Screw College Debt by a former student who saved money while earning…

By Robin White Goode

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Mellody Hobson to Serve as University of Southern California Commencement Speaker

USC to also award Hobson with an honorary degree

Mellody Hobson to deliver the 2015 commencement speech at the University of Southern California.

By Courtney Connley

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Mary Schmidt Campbell Named President of Spelman College

Campbell will step into new role August 1, 2015

Educator Mary Shmidt Campbell named new president of Spelman College

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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