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Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE, Tracy McGrady, and 2Chainz Launch New HBCU Tour

Alliance focuses on building awareness of black colleges

HBCU Direct is partnering with ASPiRE, T-Mac McGrady, and 2Chainz. The partnership will launch a…

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Middle School Boys from Baltimore Learn Coding and 3-D Design

New program from Verizon held at Morgan State

Verizon has developed Minority Male Makers, a STEM program for middle school boys in Baltimore…

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Scientist and HBCU Grad Says Support Networks Helped Her Succeed

STEM Profile: Racquel Jemison, Ph.D., of Dow Chemical

Racquel Jemison, Ph.D., a senior chemist at Dow, says support networks and hard work helped…

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Making STEM Diversity a National Priority

Diverse panelists offer tangible solutions

The opening keynote at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference offers answers to attracting and…

By Robin White Goode

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Tuskegee University Awarded Arts Grant

$500,000 grant to help blend STEM and arts education

Tuskegee University was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support…

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Oral Health Business Supports Education

Raises money for endowed Spelman scholarship

The Dental Kidz Foundation supports an endowed scholarship at Spelman College and initiatives for females…

By Robin White Goode

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Parent Loan Fix Led to Declines in Black Student Enrollment

Universities and colleges each lost between three and 100 black students

The federal government tightened credit standards and began denying PLUS loans to parents. Black families…

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Howard University Presents Woman in STEM Researcher of the Year Award

A Howard alum and department chair receives the award

Howard University, a top HBCU awarded a Howard alum and department chair the second Woman…

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Separate and Unequal: Funding of Public HBCUs

Unequal funding, programming work to disenfranchise black colleges and universities

Public HBCUs continue to be unequally funded and under-resourced. Lawsuits old and recent have been…

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Shaw University Announces New President

Tashni Dubroy cites partnerships as key to fiscal efficiency

Shaw University’s new president vows to stabilize the school’s finances, academics and leadership, and looks…

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Sheryl Underwood’s Tips for Success in Comedy and Business

Strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage

Sheryl Underwood offers several strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage.

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The State of Diversity in Silicon Valley

Wayne Sutton's 'USA Today' column touts promise for the tech hub

It may be slow moving, but diversity in Silicon Valley is on the rise, says…

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Google ‘Embeds’ Engineers at HBCUs to Boost Diversity in Tech

The tech giant takes on Silicon Valley's diversity problem

Silicon Valley is setting up shop at some of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and…

By Joel Lyons

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BE Smart: Entrepreneurs Produce HBCU Hackathons To Develop Tech Talent

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

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

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

Apple creates tech opportunities for HBCU students

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

By Courtney Connley

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President Obama Details Student Aid Bill of Rights

Proposal aims to provide consumer protections for student borrowers

On March 10, President Barack Obama went to the Georgia Institute of Technology to speak…

By Robin White Goode

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Women of Power: 8 Corporate America Execs Remember Community Impact

These power bosses pencil service into their executive schedules

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we celebrate eight high-ranking women in corporate America who…

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Brains and Beauty: Blake Von D on Law School, Fashion and Self-Worth

This law student shares how she built a following of over 25,000

Blogger Blake Von D shares how she built her audience and so much more with…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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#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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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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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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Forest Whitaker to Produce Scripted Drama on HBCU Hazing

Actor backs project that will bring controversial hazing topic to the big screen

Forest Whitaker teams with Reginald Hudlin to help produce a scripted drama that sheds light…

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Dr. Lomax Talks UNCF Better Futures Campaign and HBCUs Financial Crisis

UNCF President explains the need to revamp the federal student loan program

Dr. Lomax talks about UNCF Better Futures campaign, the financial crisis at HBCUs and problems…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The 78th Annual Tuskegee/Morehouse Classic will be broadcast nationally on Bounce TV this fall.

SIAC, Bounce TV Agree To Broadcast HBCU Football

Network slated to broadcast five games

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and Bounce TV unveiled the schedule for their new…

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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”

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HBCUs Clash With Obama Administration Over Financial Aid

New financial aid policies make it more difficult for parents of color to borrow.

HBCU officials say they were not given a notice of the changed loan standard.

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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

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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…

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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.

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Student Accused of Murdering Her Roommate Found Not Guilty

The two roommates at the HBCU had a contentious relationship all semester

The jury decided that Alexis Simpson acted in self-defence in the fatal stabbing of her…

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Life After the Yard: Professionals Talk Career Benefits of Pledging

Question remains: Is being a soror or frat member vital to advancement?

When choosing whether to be in a sorority or fraternity, the question remains: Is it…

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Morehouse College Employee’s Adult Video Causes Controversy

The tape focuses on gay black men

The tape focuses on gay black men

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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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Defendant Sentenced in FAMU Hazing Case

The first of a dozen defendants has been sentenced

The first of a dozen defendants has been sentenced

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Is Morehouse College in Financial Trouble?

Enrollment has dropped while faculty and staff furloughed

Enrollment has dropped while faculty and staff furloughed

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Morris Brown Still Limping Along Financially

The embattled HBCU only has 50 registered students

The embattled HBCU only has 50 registered students

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North Carolina Central Ruins Morgan State’s Homecoming

NCCU defeats Morgan State 24-20

NCCU defeats Morgan State 24-20

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HBCU Employee Says She was Fired for Being White

Woman says university wouldn't have fired her if she was black

Woman says university wouldn’t have fired her if she was black

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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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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

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Kevin Liles Offers Valuable Assessment for Today’s Professionals

Tool provides vital insight on career strengths, weaknesses, purpose

Music executive-turned-entrepreneur urges youth to find best career that suits their talents and purpose.

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5 Ways to Cash In On Your College’s Homecoming

See how you can bank on the big event

BE Next gives you five suggestions on how to bank on your college’s homecoming …

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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,…

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4 Ways Black College Grads Ruin Good Job Options

How poor financial fitness can hinder employment opportunities

Columnist details how poor financial fitness can cost grads jobs

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The HBCU Debate: Are Black Colleges & Universities Still Needed?

Started as a response to racism and starved of financial support, HBCUs have to do more with less

Critics have called them a race-based anachronism. Others have said worse: They’re inferior, they’re in…

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Southern University Wins Morehouse Biz Plan Competition

Proposal addressing need for low-income housing in New Orleans takes top prize of $10,000

Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) won the Morehouse College 2010 Business Plan Competition on…

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Talking Points: UNCF Colleges More Affordable Than Their Peers

The 39 HBCUs that are members of the UNCF cost less than comparable institutions.

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Top African Americans in Technology

Donya Douglas on her love of the sciences

Over the next few days BlackEnterprise.com will introduce to you three digeratis who are reshaping…

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