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5 Higher Ed Issues That Should Be Dominating the Presidential Debates

Do the candidates’ debates lack a focus on higher education?

According to an important article at E-Campus News, the five higher education issues that should…

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Bill Cosby No Longer on Hampton University Board of Trustees

Institutions are slowly distancing themselves from the entertainer

Entertainer and philanthropist Bill Cosby has long been a supporter of HBCUs but, after the…

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Is There a Caste System in American Higher Education?

Wealthy kids with low scores go to better schools

“Do we all want more low-income students? Sure, but we would go into financial ruin,’’…

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[BE Education Package] My Experience Abroad: London

University of Maryland alum Micah Pate Jr. spent two weeks in London

Micah Pate Jr. studied abroad, spending two weeks in London while he was an undergrad…

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Young Gifted & Black Awards Honor Leaders in Art, Education, Philanthropy, and Business

Honorees include journalist Lola Ogunnaike and scholar Noel Scott Anderson Ph.D.

“This program has a simple mission, which is to bring light to individuals who exemplify…

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[BE Education Package] My Experience Abroad: Sri Lanka

University of Maryland alum spent four weeks in Sri Lanka

Maurice Nick studied abroad, spending four weeks in Sri Lanka, while working toward his graduate…

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Nigerians Who Escaped Boko Haram Graduate From Texas HBCU

Mother and two daughters earn honors after family relocates to U.S.

Before the tragic story of the more than 200 Nigerian girls who were abducted from…

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HBCUs Are Still The Solution

Historically black colleges do a lot more with a lot less

Publisher and Chairman Earl G. Graves Sr. states unequivocally that historically black colleges are still…

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[BE Education Package] Study, Intern, Work Overseas—Yes, You!

Diversity Abroad can show you how

Looking for opportunities to study, intern, or work overseas? Then explore the website of Diversity…

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[BE Education Package] My Experience Abroad: London, England, UK

Howard alum Amber Cuff spent a semester in London

London is a wonderful city, even better than I thought it would be. It is…

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[BE Education Package] Despite Paris, It’s Still Important to Study Abroad

Less than 10% of American students pursue international education

Only 9% of American students study abroad during their college years—of those, 75% are white;…

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The Common Black College Application: What You Need to Know

The CBCA reduces expenses and makes it easy to apply to HBCUs

The Common Black College Application can be used by students to apply to several historically…

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10 Awesome Colleges for Female Entrepreneurs

CrunchBase reveals top colleges for aspiring female founders

Are you ready to take the entrepreneurial plunge? Crunchbase reveals top colleges for aspiring female…

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The Nation’s Oldest Private HBCU, Wilberforce University, Maintains Its Accreditation

Full accreditation is restored to Wilberforce University, the nation's oldest private HBCU

The HLC Board of Trustees based its action on the institution satisfactorily meeting all five…

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More Detailed Data May Improve Admissions Chances of Low-Income Students

Do institutions have enough info to make fair choices about admissions?

A study has concluded that providing more detailed information to admissions offices at select colleges…

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President Obama Pledges $118 Million to Help Girls and Women of Color

Research institutions partnering with White House to address education and career development issues

Five-year funding initiative called Prosperity Together devotes funds to low-income women with more from the…

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Generation Boss: How Millennials Can Use Creative Talents to Fund Dreams

Photography entrepreneur Oye Diran shares three quick tips for success

Despite challenges, students find creative ways to succeed in their career goals while pursuing their…

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What it Takes to Graduate From College

Students need emotional support and academic preparation

Discussing college completion and attainment at the National Higher Education Summit, panelists explored what’s working…

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National Higher Education Summit Spotlights Student Equity and Opportunity

National Urban League and USA Funds host college completion conference

The National Higher Education Summit hosted by the National Urban League and USA Funds, which…

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$10 Million: Mellody Hobson and George Lucas Invest in Black and Latino Student Success

George Lucas Foundation Endowed Student Support Fund for Diversity changes lives

Power couple George Lucas and Mellody Hobson gave $10 million in support of black and…

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Applying to College: Early Action or Early Decision?

The differences among early college application processes

What are the differences between early action, early decision, and other admissions options when applying…

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Will the Supreme Court Ban Affirmative Action in College Admissions?

Consideration of race off-limits in eight states

The Supreme Court will once again examine Fisher v University of Texas Austin., which has…

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NUL National Higher Education Summit to Focus on Equity, Affordability

200 leaders will gather to talk higher education and completion

By every measure, the nation’s higher education system is failing the nation’s poor and minorities,…

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National Urban League Education Summit Discusses Learning and Success

Leaders in government, education, and business talk college, career, and success for students of color

A gathering of minds at the National Higher Education Summit – Building an Equity &…

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[WATCH] 10 Best Cities in the World to Be a Student in 2015

Survey releases the best cities in the world for students

Survey releases the best cities in the world for students.

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Meet Trey Ellis: ‘The Tuskegee Airmen’ Screenwriter and Educator

Award-winning wordsmith talks writing, teaching, and balance

Award-winning writer talks writing, teaching, and balance..

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Rapper Wale and FLOTUS Team Up to Promote Higher Education

FLOTUS taps rapper for Reach Higher initiative

First Lady Michelle Obama teams up with rapper Wale for a White House event promoting…

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Blair Underwood to Give 2015 Commencement Address at AmericanInterContinental University

The actor talks education, giving back, and what he hopes to share with this year's graduating class

On August 8, Blair Underwood will offer words of wisdom to the class of graduating…

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The Best Colleges for Veterans in 2015

Top four-year colleges for veterans to complete a degree.

Whether it’s readjusting to civilian life or recovering from an injury, military veterans returning to…

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$100,000 Grant Supports Scholarships for Black Farmers

Awards of up to $5,000 for ag-related study at 2- and 4-year schools

Scholarships of up to $5,000 are being made available to black students of agriculture and…

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BE Modern Man: Meet U.S. Army Veteran and Motivational Speaker Archie Nettles

“No longer will [the BE Modern Man] be able to stand by and react. He…

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BE Modern Man: Meet 30-Year-Old Professor DeLeon Gray, Ph.D.

Professor shares the secrets to success

DeLeon Gray is not what we imagine a traditional professor should look like. At the…

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Make Sure Your Online School Is Legit

Bogus programs cast a wide web of deceit

Take steps to ensure that your online school is legitimate. Bogus programs are costly and…

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4 Things Every College Grad Should Know About Student Loan Repayment

NFCC offers low- or no-cost debt repayment advice to recent grads

These 4 tips from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling help college grads get ahead…

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Toronto Woman Crowdfunds Her Way From Homeless to Harvard

How Tonika Morgan raised thousands in order to attend Harvard grad school

Toronto woman Tonika Morgan raised her tuition via crowdfunding in order to attend Harvard grad…

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Voices from Baltimore: Clergy, Community Leaders Bridge Gaps

Decades of neglect giving way to new vision, greater investment

Baltimore, a neglected city, is held together by its clergy and community organizers.

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Brooklyn on Tech: Millennials Take Matters in Their Own Hands to Diversify Industry

Founders Jessica Santana and Evin Robinson talk movement to upgrade a generation's jobs skills

Jessica Santana and Evin Robinson detail passion for advocating for STEM and tech education in…

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#BESMART: Check Out This Special Portal for Minority Students, Educators and Parents

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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Princeton University Launches Lecture Series on Sports, Race and Society

Industry leaders discuss political expression and activism in the NBA

NBA commissioner, Knicks GM and ESPN Analyst talk political expression and activism in the NBA…

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Harlem’s Fashion Row and McDonald’s Launch Student Fashion Design Competition

One lucky designer will showcase limited-edition work during New York Fashion Week

Harlem’s Fashion Row University and McDonald’s is offering the chance of a lifetime exclusively to…

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Calling All Entrepreneurs: Shark Tank Producers Heading To Morehouse College

Atlanta entrepreneurs and campus CEOs will vie for funds from angel investors

Shark Tank producers search for entrepreneurs through Morehouse College April 13.

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5 Savvy Ways to Save For Your Child’s College Education

Senior financial adviser, Dawn Brown, offers tips and advice to ensure future success

Dawn Brown, senior financial adviser at Altfest Personal Wealth Management, offers options to save now…

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Young Professionals: 7 Boss Moves to Make Before Attending Any Conference

A smart leader's guide to maximizing your experience

If you’re a millennial, entry-level employee or boss on the come-up attending a professional, don’t…

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The State of Black America-By the Numbers: Part 1, Education

Black America is in crisis

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The following is a feature by Marc Morial, the President and CEO of National…

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Are You All In? The AP Campaign to Reach Students of Color

Students of color urged to sign up for rigorous AP courses

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Tens of thousands of high potential African American, Latino, and Native American students do…

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Searching for an Internship? Check out 25 Highest Rated Companies for Interns

The highest rates companies for interns

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Right now, if you’re a college student chances are your searching the web for…

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State of Black America Report: Unequal Education Is Not ‘the Great Equalizer’

How adequate access and opportunity paves the way to success for minorities

Education and equality gaps have persisted and the National Urban League understands that the major…

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State of Black America Report: Minorities See Boost in Equality, But Gap Still Exists

National Urban League tackles critical issues on jobs, education and justice

National Urban League says “the state of Black America is in crisis,” and the report…

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Scholarship Alert: CUNY Offering Up to $30,000 for Diversity in Labor

School of Professional Studies is accepting applications

City University of New York School of Professional Studies is accepting applications for its Joseph…

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How One Group of Professionals are Creating a Pipeline for Minority Youth in STEM

ManyMentors nonprofit works to groom the next generation of leaders

ManyMentors nonprofit in Connecticut works to expand the opportunities and resources for minority students interested…

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Student Loan Nightmare: One Borrower’s Struggle to Find Relief

Experts share how to navigate resolution when your loan is sold

Bridget Butler’s story sounds simple enough, but the complex student loan industry made her life…

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MSNBC Hosts Blame Hip-Hop Music for Racist Fraternity Video

Black Twitter creates viral hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery

Black Twitter starts viral hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery following the remarks by MSNBC hosts who defended SAE…

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Black Lives Matter: Schott Foundation Explores Public School and Underserved Black Males

Nonprofits like the Eagle Academy offer education resource and solutions for young men of color

Schott Foundation and Eagle Academy explores American public school system and underserved black children, particularly…

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Denzel Washington and Common Set to Deliver HBCU Commencement Speeches

Actor to speak at Dillard University and musician to speak at Winston-Salem State

Denzel Washington and Common to deliver commencement speeches at separate HBCUs this May.

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University of Oklahoma Expels Two Students Involved in Racist Video

School's President David Boren: The school has a 'zero-tolerance policy' for racism

University of Oklahoma expels two students who were identified as leaders of the racist video…

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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…

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University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed After Racist Video Surfaces

School's president calls students in the video 'disgraceful'

Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national organization closes its chapter at the University of Oklahoma after racist…

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NBA Pays Big for Wildcats

Here's the top 5 pro salaries earned by Kentucky alumni

Just about every NBA team wants a Kentucky Wildcat on their roster, and they are…

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Day 3: Education Power Players Talk Engaging Students Through Innovative Learning

Panelists detail using innovation to prepare students for the workforce

Education leaders talk the importance of keeping students engaged through innovative learning.

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Women’s History Month: 7 Fun, Enlightening Ways to Celebrate

Each year in March, organizations, schools and communities throughout the nation promote a multicultural women’s…

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Bun B Talks Becoming a Lecturer at Rice University

Texas native says that he wants to "maintain the integrity of the class"

Putting education over the quick buck, Rapper Bun B says that he’s turned down over…

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5 Fun Apps to Upgrade Your Black History Knowledge

These are perfect for trivia buffs, educators or parents who want to engage children in facts

If you’re a history buff, educator or looking for ways to empower the youth in…

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Howard University Students to Edit Wikipedia’s Black History Content

Howard students and faculty will upgrade content related to history of the African diaspora

Students and faculty members at Howard University are putting forth efforts to edit Wikipedia’s content…

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Black History Month: Schomburg Center Hosting Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to Expand Information

Organizers seek to raise awareness and add to narrative of innovation on the Web

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture seeks to make information on black history and…

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This Day in History: Ernest Just Recieves the Spingarn Medal for Strides in Science

As Black History Month is upon us, let us reflect on past leaders

Scientist Ernest Just was received with the Spingarn Medal 101 years ago today.

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Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola Team Up for ‘Pay It Forward’

The program awards the next generation of African American leaders

This year, Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola are coming together to team up for the Pay…

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Submission Form Open for White House Student Film Festival

Obama administration chooses community service as this year's film festival theme

White House opens up submission forms for their 2nd annual Student Film Festival

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Johns Hopkins Accidentally Sends Acceptance Emails to Hundreds of Rejected Applicants

Prestigious Baltimore school sends wrong notification to nearly 300 students

John Hopkins University accidentally sends acceptance email to 294 early application students who had been…

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10 College Scholarships for Minority Students

Top college funding opportunities and resources

Check out this roundup of some of the top scholarship opportunities designed to benefit minority…

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Trayvon Martin’s Brother Celebrates Graduating From College

Jahvaris Fulton, 22, earned his BS in Information Technology

The tragic events that have been rooted in judgment and ignorance have claimed the lives…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

The award winner was one of the first blacks to desegregate the University of Georgia

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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College Athletes Protest in Honor of Ferguson and Eric Garner

Knox College athlete Ariyana Smith and University of Maryland athlete Deon Long's protest spark social media debate

Knox College basketball player Ariyana Smith and University of Maryland football player Deon Long make…

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University of Alabama-Birmingham’s Football Program Terminated

The college’s president decided to cease the sports event

The University of Alabama-Birmingham announced on Tuesday, Dec. 2, that the college was terminating its…

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South African Ambassador Announces New Initiative with Norfolk State University

Effort creates partnerships between the HBCU and schools abroad

South African ambassador announced new partnership with Norfolk State University to provide more study abroad…

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UMass-Amherst and Temple University End Relationship With Bill Cosby

Comedian steps down from his position at both universities

University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Temple University end their relationship with alumni Bill Cosby.

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Why Everyone Should Care About Net Neutrality

The battle for how data across the Web and access to it is handled rages on

With President Obama in support of net neutrality and the Internet as a utility, now…

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New Jersey Historian and Author Clement A. Price Dies at 69

Rutgers University professor leaves exemplary legacy in education

Rutgers professor and Newark Historian Clement Price, Ph.D., suffered a stroke at the Jewish Film…

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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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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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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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[HIGHLIGHTS] National Black MBA Conference and Expo

Networking, business development resources, dynamic speakers and more this week in Atlanta

The National Black MBA Association Inc.’s 36th Annual Conference and Exposition is in Atlanta for…

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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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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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Report Shows Amazon Offers Best Deal on College Textbooks

Save money on books by shopping online

Consumer Reports has determined that the first place students should shop for their textbooks. Find…

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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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Artel J. Great: A Film Visionary With a Deep Sense of Responsibility

How Project Catalyst founder created platform that merges tech with alternative entertainment

Artel J. Great, founder of Project Catalyst, speaks to Black Enterprise about innovation and his…

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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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Infographic: Back-to-School Saving Tips

Here's how you can cut the costs this season

Check out ways you can cut costs for the back-to-school season.

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Report: Black Men Need More Education Than Whites To Get Same Job

However, earning high-school diploma gives African-American male a 50% larger impact

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A recent study by an advocacy group suggests that black men and white men…

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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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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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[Part 2] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Talk Publishing Business & Raising Capital

Chicago-based duo propelling advocacy with 'Paige & Paxton' books

Mother-daughter publishers, Rachel and Kelley Williams, talk for part two of their interview, on raising…

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[Part 1 ] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Work to Advance Youth STEM Education

Chicago-based duo propelling with 'Paige & Paxton' books

Mother-daughter duo, Rachel and Kelley Williams, talk with BlackEnterprise.com about their STEM-inspired characters — Paige…

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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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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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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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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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Financial Help for Out-of-State College Students

New service created to help students qualify for in-state tuition

Some companies are making an effort to alleviate the financial burdens faced by out-of-state students.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Google Will Help Women And Minorities Learn Coding For Free

Partnership with Code School augment Google’s Women Techmakers Program

Google’s Women Techmakers initiative is giving women and minorities interested in programming three months of…

By Patrick Austin

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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Summer Heat: Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Will Rise in July

Some borrowers will pay more, but there is a silver lining

Institute for College Access and Success’ (TICAS) Project on Student Debt has chart to help…

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Match for Match: Get a 529 Plan Boost

Give your 529 Savings Plan a much-needed increase with these tips.

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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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3 Quickfire Networking Tips with Author & Marketer Sabrina Kizzie

Key people in your circles you should always stay connected with

Author and Baruch College lecturer Sabrina Kizzie shares the importance of keeping in touch with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey: Employers To Increase Hiring of Class of 2014 College Grads

Skills in business, engineering, and computer sciences in top demand

Recent survey finds that companies plan to hire more graduates from Class of 2014 than…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Survey: Generation Y Most Equipped to Handle Today’s Greatest Challenges

Poll examines the issues that drive young people to action

Survey of 17- to 26-year-olds finds an generation that believes it is better equipped than…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Women of Power: Why We Must Educate Our Daughters in STEM

Gates Foundation and leaders explore challenges and solutions

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, leaders talked importance of educating girls in…

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Pre-Grad is the New Post-Grad: 5 Benefits to Building Your Brand While Still In College

Don't wait until after graduation to position yourself for success

Waiting until after graduation to position yourself and your professional brand? Don’t. Here are five…

By Shelby Ivey Christie

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3 Awesome (Paid) Internships That Promote Diversity

These programs offer hands-on experience in booming industries

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There has been quite a bit of criticism and dialogue about unpaid internships,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Study: Many Professionals Forced to Choose Careers Outside College Major

More than 30 percent say they never found job related to degree

A new Careerbuilder study shows many college-educated professionals choose to pursue careers outside their major…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Chances Are, You Won’t Be Able to Afford College

The high cost of a higher education might stop some from achieving their dreams

Student loan debt is surpassing $1 trillion in national debt as well as mortgage and…

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The Financial Benefits of a College Degree [Infographic]

A college degree could mean more money and lower unemployment

Benefits of getting higher education are highlighted in this infographic

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MBA Season: Mastering Your Business School Elevator Pitch

How to create a stellar narrative about the brand that is you

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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MBA Season: How to Make the Most of Your Business School Experience

Four key things to consider while earning your advanced degree

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

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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…

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MBA Season: 3 Smart Steps To Getting Started in Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Use this strategy in researching and choosing the best option for you

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

By Daria Burke

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MBA Season: The Marketability Factor of Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Four key opportunities for professional advancement

In a five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Daria Burke, founder of BlackMBAWomen shares tips on getting your…

By Daria Burke

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On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the First Annual Black Ivy Alumni League fundraising gala in New York City. The gala was hosted with Columbia Business School's African-American Alumni Association, Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association, Cornell Black Alumni Association and the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, and honored industry leaders who hail from the nation's top schools. A portion of the proceeds from the event will fund New York City public school classroom projects.

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PHOTOS: Black Ivy Alumni League Hosts Philanthropic Event Honoring Leaders

Keith Boykin and Ryan Lesle part of star-studded night

On July 17, more than 400 attendees gathered to support the First Annual Black Ivy…

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Hip-Hop Artist Wale Gifts Hampton University Student with $25,000

Sophomore wins during radio call-in contest in Norfolk, Va.

Entertainer Wale awarded college sophomore Lauren Pryor $25,000, adding philanthropy to his entertainment brand.

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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.

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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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Get Hired: Top Jobs For Recent Graduates

Despite slumping employment stats, look at the brighter side with these opportunities

True, the employment stats for minorities may seem a bit gloomy, but here are ten…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Close the Gap: Top 5 STEM Job Options for Black Men

Get in the game. Demand for these careers set to increase by 2018

Men of color continue to be underrepresented when it comes to science, tech and engineering…

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How Knowing and Understanding Stats Can Boost Your Career

The numbers game can be tedious but analytics can be an asset

The numbers game can be boring, but check out how seemingly boring stats can help…

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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…

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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…

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“The goal of SEO remains what it’s always been: to demonstrate that ethnic background and socio-economic status do not pre-determine a young person’s future,” said William Goodloe, President and CEO of SEO.

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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Let Your Career Choice Begin With Where You Will Live

Top 10 job locations for college grads

New York and Washington, D.C. top list for best places for college graduates.

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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of a College Degree

Indirect perks of higher education

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So, many know the obvious benefits of having a college degree, from training advantages…

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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…

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Tax Cuts Will Leave Lasting Impact on Higher Education

The Pell Grant will be unaffected, but other areas of higher education will feel the sequester

HIgher education may become even more unattainable for some

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Higher Ed Hustle: Four Advantages of Working While in College

New study says more students working through school. Here's why that's a good thing

A new study shows that more students are working while in school. Here are four…

By Jamie Harrison

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Four Smart Things to Consider Before Pursuing a Web Degree

Consider the pros and cons of online education

With today’s programs being more reputable and easier to access than ever, take into account…

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Bring on the Knowledge: 5 College Courses That Add to Your Job Marketability

Classes that translate into better jobs

These classes add valuable skills to your portfolio, making you that much more competitive in…

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How to Turn Less Lucrative College Majors into Winning Careers

Leverage knowledge in any field into high salary potential

Check out how you can leverage knowledge in any field to increase your marketability and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

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5 Professional Experiences Every College Student Should Have Before Graduation

Boost your resume with these undergrad opportunities

Before you walk across that stage, be sure to check these off the list so…

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4 Good Reasons You Should Pursue an Advanced Degree

Consider the perks of having more education under your belt

Consider the added perks of having more education under your belt, from higher salary to…

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Misguided: 4 Worst Excuses for Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Don't make the wrong choice that could cost you in the long run

If your primary motivation for going to grad school falls into one of the rash…

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4 Things to Consider Before Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Career coach details key issues to ensure you make the right decision

In a 5-part series “Grad School vs. The School of Life,” we explore issues of…

By Jamie Harrison

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Your Network, Your Net Worth: How to Make Solid Connections with Key College Alumni

Best practices when building post-grad relationships

Check out these three best practices to use when networking with your fellow alums.

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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…

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