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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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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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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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Verizon Foundation Offers CUNY Student Entrepreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures

#BESMART: 5 Vital Things to Know About Black Students & Education

Join the education conversation today

Black Enterprise BE Smart serves as the go-to sources for the latest in education news…

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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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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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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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.

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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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Hampton University Inc.

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

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

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The Executive Leadership Foundation Awards North Carolina Central University $350,000 for Summer Youth Business & Entrepreneurship Academy

The Executive Leadership Foundation Awards NCCU $350k for Youth Program

Grant will support the next generation of black business leaders

Grant enables NCCU to invest in training for the next generation of business leaders, entrepreneurs…

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Luxury Cosmetics Founder Raises Funds For The ‘Ultimate Cosmetic Experience’

The Lip Bar's luxury cosmetic bar caters to their consumer’s individuality through highly pigmented and responsibly made products.

Who says beauty and brains don’t mix?
For 27-year-old Melissa Butler, her path to the beauty…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Bill Containing Winston-Salem State’s Stadium Bid Passes

State senate approves university bid

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the university’s bid to buy the stadium from the City…

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Month of the Man: Atlanta Greek Picnic President Talks Entrepreneurship and Fraternal Bonds

His advice to young black males: Stay focused and be consistent

As part of BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man series, entrepreneur Tiwa Works talks fraternal bonds…

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10 HBCUs Effectively Using Technology and Social Media

Historically black colleges and universities use digital to appeal to prospective and returning students

See how these 10 HBCUs are effectively using technology and social media.

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The Home Depot Awards HBCU Oakwood University With $50,000 Makeover

Black colleges benefit from the company’s campus-improvement program

The Home Depot responded to HBCUs in need through a campus-improvement grant program called Retool…

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Livingstone Students Stabbed Off-Campus

The suspect has been arrested

Two Livingstone students recovering after being attacked

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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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Bringing African Americans Back into Baseball

Will outreach efforts foster diversity?

Major League Baseball’s first Urban Invitational baseball tournament brought historically black colleges and universities to…

By Cliff Hocker

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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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Audit Shows HBCU Employee Received $60K Extra Pay in Error

The HBCU violated state law by paying an employee extra money

N.C. Central University tries to recoup over $60,000 from an employee they paid extra money

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Entrepreneurial Studies Increasing at HBCUs

Entrepreneurial programs are gaining traction at HBCUs across the country.

Entrepreneurial programs are gaining traction at HBCUs across the country.

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Famous Celebrities Who Have Gone to an HBCU

Check out these celebrities and their alma mater.

Check out these celebrities and their alma mater.

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Video Sparks Controversy Over Gay Marriage in a Black Fraternity

What are your views on this issue?

What are your views on this issue?

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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

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Clark Atlanta University Ranked as Worst in Student Debt

94 percent of students at HBCU borrow money to fund education

94 percent of students at HBCU borrow money to fund education

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Morris Brown College Files for Bankruptcy

College files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure

College files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure

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Dreadlocks vs. Corporate America: Real-Life Stories of Making the Choice

Two professionals stood by their hairstyles --- with no regrets

These two professionals decided cutting their hair to conform to Corporate America standards just wasn’t…

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White President Of NAACP Student Chapter At HBCU, Found Dead

Michael Teasley was found dead in his apartment

Michael Teasley was found dead in his apartment

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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…

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Mistake 3: Having a negative or arrogant attitude. 


Seldom in life does anyone rise to the top without paying their dues first. No matter what level you’re at in your career, your job will probably include some form of menial tasks. “Chances are many of the tasks that make you mutter, ‘Why do I have to do this?’ won’t go away with your first (or second, or third) promotion,” Winters says. “Suck it up and realize that everything is a learning opportunity. Then, look forward to the parts of your job that you enjoy.”

From the Mouths of Mentors: Top 4 Mistakes Recent Grads Make on the Job

Avoid these common mishaps to find continued career success

Professionals and career experts weigh in on factors that can contribute to a recent grad’s…

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Fashion business veteran Gerard Murray has seen success both as an independent business owner with the School of Hard Knocks clothing line and with large corporations. After taking a brief hiatus from the industry, he resurfaced in the college licensing business as the president of Final IV Enterprises LLC, parent company of Tradition Ever Since.

With Tradition, Murray has carved out a niche by creating lifestyle apparel for HBCU’s. After severing ties with New Era in 2009, Murray and his partners—Carol Callender-Murray and Tim Gray—decided to take the independent route and the gamble has paid off. Tradition booked $800,000 in sales this past year and the company is projected to double that number in 2012. BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Murray, who shared his five tips on how to make it as an independent in the fashion business. —Branden J. Peters

5 Tips for Independent Success in the Fashion Industry

Successful fashion entrepreneur offers up advice on growing a brand independently

School of Hard Knocks founder Gerard Murray returns to fashion industry with Tradition Ever Since,…

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In the News: NYPD Facebook Group Offends; Russell Simmons’ PETA Stamp and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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WATCH: B.E. on the Street – Essential Lessons Learned Outside the Classroom

New Yorkers tell how real-life experience prepped them for the workplace

New Yorkers tell how real-life experience prepped them for the workplace

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Michelle Obama Speaks At Spelman Graduation and Urges Graduates to Pursue Life of Service

Historically Black women's college welcomes first lady after 4 years of campaigning for her to appear

On May 15, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Class of 2011 at Spelman College,…

By Joyce E. Davis

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In the News: Mother Faces 20 Years in Prison Over Education; Morris Brown’s Debt Forgiven; Census Shows More Women Than Men Have Degrees

Headlines around the web

Women are in the lead, according to a recent Census Bureau report (Image:…

By Janel Martinez

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Haiti One Year After the Earthquake: Struggling for Survival

A year after the earthquake that crippled Haiti, the people are still in need of our help and support

It’s hard to believe it’s been one full year since that apocalyptic earthquake struck Haiti,…

By Tomika Anderson

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

High court justice to retire; DOE invests in HBCUs

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said he will step down when the court finishes…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

African American jobless rate; Making college affordable

Until this week, when President Barack Obama for a second time signed into law a…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Signs Order Boosting HBCU Funding

Investment guarantees students access to low-cost federal loans

President Barack Obama signed the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, proposing…

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Backtalk with Robert L. Satcher Jr.

DR. ROBERT L. SATCHER JR. completed three space walks as part of an 11-day Atlantis…

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Getting the Most Out of Your College Tour

Tap into a vital resource in choosing the right school

Here are one guidance counselor’s recommendations to assist students of color to choose schools that…

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More Black Females Graduating From HBCUs Than Black Males

Hispanic males enrolling at higher rates

Publicly funded historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) admitted, enrolled, and matriculated larger numbers of…

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News Roundup

Blacks wages decreasing; Leaders honored; More science funds

News Roundup

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Black Colleges Graduating Fewer Students

Roughly 37% of black students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) finish a degree…

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Web Resources for Teenpreneurs

Online tools for young adults

While attending the 100 Black Men of America’s 23rd Annual Conference in New York last…

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100 Black Men Press Education Secretary for More HBCU Funding

Attendees at annual meeting express concern for the state of black colleges

Education was front and center at the 100 Black Men of America Inc.’s annual conference…

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HBCU Students Seek More Avenues for Funding

Budgets remain tight as federal aid trickles in

Audia Cook, a sophomore at Hampton University (No. 4 on the Black Enterprise Top 50…

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News Roundup

VA system goes virtual, athletes get A+, Links honor legacy

President Barack Obama announced a virtual records system Thursday that should ease delays in healthcare…

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Obama’s Train Ride, HBCUs Join Celebrations, and More

Your inauguration updates

President-elect Barack Obama will be traveling to the inauguration celebrations in Washington, D.C. by train…

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Pink Rolls Out HBCU Apparel

Brand has largest retail distribution of HBCU gear

When Victoria’s Secret Pink visited Florida A&M University (FAMU) last fall to announce that the…

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HBCUs Take Green Initiative

Black colleges team with Al Gore to increase awareness

Last month, the Alliance for Climate Protection, an organization headed by former vice president Al…

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HBCU to Get $18 Million Research Center Grant

North Carolina A&T first black school to lead such a project

North Carolina A&T State University will receive $18 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF)…

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White Schools, Black Advocates

Professional immersion at white schools can be a predictor of success

Pre-professional associations can put black students in the right circles

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How to Stand Out on Your College Application

Application tips and resources for attending the school of your dreams

Learn what admissions officers want to see on your application

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Victoria’s Secret Pink Adds HBCU Flair

Collegiate apparel to showcase black colleges

When Victoria’s Secret Pink rolled out its nationwide collegiate collection in June, featuring the names…

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Whites at Black Colleges

Morehouses first white valedictorian puts spotlight on non-black HBCU students

Of the 373,548 total students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in 2005, blacks…

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Proposed Education Cuts

How President Bush's 2009 Budget May Affect HBCUs

President Bush’s 2009 education budget proposal has many black educators concerned about the impact of…

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Sorority Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Alpha Kappa Alpha gives $1 million to Howard University

Alpha Kappa Alpha gives $1 million to Howard University

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Seeds Of Change

Buying black farm products enriches the health and wealth of our community

Buying black farm products enriches the health and wealth of our community.

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