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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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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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Top 10 Companies to Work for If You Don’t Have a College Degree

Costco ranks in at No. 1 for high school graduates

A recent survey from Glassdoor shows the top 10 companies for high school graduates to…

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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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Morehouse Professor Named President of National Medical Association

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

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

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

School district may lose state and federal funding

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

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Alabama State University Receives $1 Million in Grants for STEM

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

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

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6 Musical Geniuses Whose Careers Have Made It to the Classroom

These artists have helped bridge the gap between music and academics

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

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Louisiana Governor Sues Obama Administration Over Common Core Standards

Legislator says administration violating the Constitution's 10th Amendment

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

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Blackboard Accepts the #PayMyTuitionChallenge with New Scholarship Program

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

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

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Beyoncé’s BeyGood Charity Donates Supplies to Underfunded Schools

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

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

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

Minority students expected to become majority in American public school system

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

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

Louisiana officials say hair violates school dress code

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

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

Results prove British boy to be a genius

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

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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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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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Clemson University Hosting Program to Train Future Black Male Teachers

University works to close the diversity gap among students and teachers

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

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

Actress wants to highlight first black prime Metropolitan Ballet dancer

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

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

Young girls recite "Phenomenal Woman" poem

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

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Wells Fargo Survey: Female College Grads Earn Less than Men

Millennial women still feeling the effects of the gender pay gap

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

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

Comedian donates money to HBCU band members

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

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Library of Congress Acquires Video Archive of African American Icons

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

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

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

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

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

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UNCF President Responds to Koch Donation Critics and Talks Young Entrepreneurship

Dr. Lomax elaborates on the impact the Koch Brother's donation will have on HBCU students

UNCF President Dr. Lomax responds to Koch donation critics and talks the importance of creating…

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NY Student Becomes School’s First African American Valedictorian

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

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

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NY Teen Goes From Foster Care to Full College Scholarship

Tyree Grant beats the odds with education accomplishments

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

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Educator Launches Initiative To Fund All-Black Boys Academy

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

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

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Tufts University Kicks Out Student After She Was Sexually Assaulted

Wagatwe Wanjuki asked to leave university after becoming vocal about her rape

Former Tufts University student comes forward about being kicked off campus after going vocal about…

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University of Miami Recruits 9-Year-Old Basketball Star

Young athlete gains national attention for basketball skills

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

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White House Honors DACA Recipients as Champions of Change

White House recognizes young adults who are setting excellent examples in their communities

In a private ceremony, the White House is honoring “Champions of Change,” who are Deferred…

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Single Mom of 3 Graduates From UCLA With 3 Degrees

Says she plans to go back and earn her law degree

Single mom of three, Deanna Jordan, graduated from UCLA this past Friday with three degrees…

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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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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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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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John Kerry Calls Graduating Yale Class ‘Donald Sterling’s Worst Nightmare’

The most diverse class in Yale's history serves as a notice to corporations in America.

Leaving higher education to go into the real world can be an awfully scary place.…

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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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President Obama My Brother's Keeper

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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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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Facebook CEO, Wife, Donate $120M To San Francisco Schools

The donation will help provide Internet connectivity and computers as well as training for new staff

Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were married in 2012 after dating since 2003.
Facebook CEO…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Women’s History Month: Joanne Berger-Sweeney First Black Female President at Trinity College

Leading administrator brings neuroscience and business management experience

Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D. becomes first African American and female president at Trinity College in Connecticut.

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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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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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Comcast Extends Program Offering Low-Income Families Free Broadband Access

The cable giant's merger with Time Warner Cable will expand the low-income service to even more major cities across America

Are you receiving the service from Comcast?

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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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Women of Power: Don’t Divest From Our Daughters; Invest In Our Sons

The ultimate success of black girls hinges on ending the assault on black boys

But we must invest in our sons–not just in their survival–but their success

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Duolingo Raises $20 Million For More Languages, Certifications

Duolingo wants everyone to learn a new language, and wants to do it on the cheap

With a successful round of funding, the language learning app Duolingo wants to offer more…

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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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Tech Companies Pledge More Than $750 Million to Obama Education Campaign

Fewer than 30% of schools have broadband connectivity, among other tech necessities

President Obama announced Tuesday that technology leaders pledged more that $750 million in computers, cash,…

By Janel Martinez

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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…

By Robin White Goode

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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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Kansas Woman Attacks Sons Kindergarden Teacher

After her child accuses his teacher of scratching him, Simone Baker, allegedly assaults the teacher.

Baker called the principal of the school to let him know that she was on…

By Sasha King

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Passion vs. Profit: Ladies, It’s Time to Get What You’re Worth Today

No matter how lucrative---or not---your career path, the key is to have an entrepreneurial mindset

As women, many of us choose less-lucrative career paths or don’t negotiate what we’re worth.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Bipartisan House Vote Approves Student Loan Bill

Key provision fosters optimism

House approves student loan bill. Is it a sign of momentum?

By Darren Sands

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Students: 4 Things to Do Today to Prep for the Workforce

It's never too early to plan for success

It’s never too early to start prepping for a lucrative future in your career.

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5 Ways to Learn a New Skill in a Jiffy

Use self-education as a cost-effective way to make yourself more marketable

Self-education can be a great way to learn new skills without breaking your pockets. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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With ‘Keisha Cane’ Book Series, a Young Author Champions Child Literacy

In just days, Ashley and April Foxx raised over $6,000 through Kickstarter

Keisha Cane — and all her mischief — could soon be coming to a book…

By Darren Sands

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L.A. School System to Give Every Student an iPad

Los Angeles will be the largest school district in the nation to provide each student with an iPad.

In L.A., students from kindergarten to 12th grade to receive an iPad for their textbooks

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

By Antoine Moss

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New NSBA Survey Shows IT Cost, Security Major Concerns for Small Business

Stay Sharp This Summer: 5 Affordable Online Courses

Web resources to help you beef up your skills---and your resume

These Web classes will help you beef up your skills and your resume.

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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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Month of the Man: How Black Men Can Win In Corporate America

Leaders weigh in on unspoken codes of conduct and C-suite advancement

Featured experts including William Goodloe, CEO of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), talk keys to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Boss Moves: Delta Sigma Theta Set to Open School in Haiti

Big year for organization as it celebrates its centennial

As Delta Sigma Theta celebrates it’s 100th year, the organization is partnering with Water in…

By Joshua Perrin

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Educate to Innovate: 5 STEM Programs for Young Black Men

Check out options to help level the science and tech playing field

Minorities—especially men of color—are underrepresented in many science and tech fields. These programs help level…

By Janelle Rucker

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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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SEO Celebrates 50 Years of Empowering Youth Through Mentorship and Education

Organization raises more than $1 million to support career resources

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) raised nearly $1.8 million to help students achieve educational and…

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Memphis School Cheating Architect Gets 7 Years

Veteran teacher made more than $120,000 recruiting stand-ins to take credential tests

Veteran educator paid stand-ins to take credential tests for substitute teachers in Memphis.

By Aaron Morrison

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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.

By Pepper Miller

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Trailblazers of Education: 7 Black Women Who Broke Barriers

Scholar pioneers who advance intellect and innovation of society

Here’s a look a seven female pioneers who advance the plight of education around the…

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Natural Knack: 5 Successful Celebs With No Formal Training

Savvy professionals who advanced by experience and hard work

These savvy professionals found success in their field by experience, not years of classroom education.

By Courtney Connley

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Gov. Chris Christie Makes Racist Gaffe During Talk at Black Church

Chris Christie's recent talk at a black church in New Jersey didn't go over too well

The school voucher debate heats up in New Jersey

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Career Day? Really? 5 Reasons Gucci Mane Isn’t the Best Role Model

Recent appearance at Georgia school Career Day raises more than an eyebrow

Recently, the rap artist spoke to students at a Georgia middle school for Career Day,…

By Courtney Connley

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New Study Shows Racial Pride Enhances Learning

Teaching kids to be proud of their race may have beneficial effects on their G.P.A.

New research finds that racial pride facilitates learning in children

By Makkada B. Selah

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What a Genius: Young African American Student Gets Perfect SAT Score

Landing 2400 took "putting in a lot of work"

Cameron Clarke, a Philadelphia student, scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Under 30 and Winning: Top Millennials Overhauling Education

Young innovators are ensuring our youth have fair chance at advancement

These young leaders are passionate about making the playing field that much more equal for…

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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Save Our Schools — A Call to Action

Here are recommendations on what corporate executives, entrepreneurs, civic leaders and community members can do to have a positive impact on our schools.

Communicate the type of workforce businesses and corporations need in 21st Century.

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Blacks, Latinos, Underrepresented at NYC’s Most Selective High Schools

Blacks and Latinos make up less than one in four students at top schools.

“There are significant inequities in the quality of education and certainly the outcomes for students…

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Michigan to Give Money to Early High School Graduates

Will new strategy energize students to perform?

A new approach to rewarding students is in bloom in Michigan.

By Ashley R. Harris

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What Will be the Fate of Financially Shaky HBCUs?

Many HBCUs are on their last legs, according to many.

Few HBCUs instill in their undergraduate students an ethic around philanthropic giving.

By Laurence Afums

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BE and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Session 2: Developing School Models that Work

Community, corporate involvement needed to ensure success

What are the building blocks for effective schools?

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Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

Black Enterprise, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation join forces to address public education

It is due to the critical assignment of repairing our schools that BLACK ENTERPRISE and…

By Black Enterprise

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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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Who’s Hiring in the Key Swing States?

Healthcare and education industries winning, but jobless rates still major issue

As Election Day nears, spotlight zeroes in on key swing states and their jobless rates,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Robin White Goode

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Chinese Kindergarten Teacher Detained for Striking Students

Video shows teacher smacking students slow at math

Video shows teacher smacking students slow at math

By Makkada B. Selah

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How Race Matters in the Classroom

Florida and Virginia are flirting with the idea of "lowering the bar" for black students, and by association, their teachers.

Florida and Virginia are flirting with the idea of “lowering the bar” for black students,…

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Florida Defends Different School Standards For Different Races

The state says the goals have been misunderstood by the public

The state says the goals have been misunderstood by the public

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Wealthier Parents More Likely To Send Kids To Nursery School

Census data reveals another big educational gap between the haves and the have-nots

Census data reveals another big educational gap between the haves and the have-nots

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