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7 Reasons Why Historically Black Colleges and Universities Are Suffering

Pell Grant Cutbacks The Pell Grant, which had served as a financial lifeblood to many students at historically Black colleges and universities for decades, was limited in 2011 by the federal government to use for only 12 semesters. Prior to then, it was available for 18 semesters. The change was almost crippling to HBCU students who, on

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Report: President Obama Criticizes HBCUs in Meeting with CBC

A report from Congressional Black Caucus blog CrewOf42.com quotes several members of the caucus saying that President Barack Obama offered harsh criticism of black colleges during a meeting with the caucus earlier this week. In his first meeting with the caucus in nearly two years, President Obama said that low graduation rates, not federal funding

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Don’t let emotions lead you to an unaffordable choice of college

It’s that time of year when parents and high school seniors are struggling with college choices. For many, the decision isn’t easy and can lead to family feuds. A dad from Virginia wrote to me asking for my thoughts on his family’s decision about where his daughter should go to college. Michelle Singletary writes the

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Fayetteville State Nursing Program Returning To Health

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Graduates of the revived nursing program at Fayetteville State University have aced the state licensing exam. Fayetteville State suspended its bachelor degree nursing program in 2009 because of consistently poor performance by students on state exams. Chancellor James Anderson then set out to revamp the program, bringing in new leadership, state-of-the-art equipment

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The First Black Owned and Operated HBCU

Founded in 1865, Wilberforce University was established near Xenia, Ohio as a joint venture between the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) and the Methodist Episcopal Church. Named after the 18th century abolitionist William Wilberforce, it was the first black owned and operated historically black university in the United States. Built to support the abolitionist cause

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Gentrification Is the Real Scandal Surrounding Jackie Robinson West

The Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team celebrates the US Little League Championship. Little League International has stripped Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team of its national title after finding the team falsified its boundary map. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) The fact that United States Little League baseball champs Jackie Robinson West have been stripped

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