Dream Defenders occupy Florida state capitol to repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

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After the George Zimmerman verdict student activists known as the Dream Defenders rushed to the state of Florida to strategize and plan how they would bring about justice to...

Marketing Major Creates Own Online Business for Women

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Darien Grant, founder and owner of HerCorporatePremiere.com, is a resume writer who specializes in working with recent female college graduates. She has created a professional and personalized...

Religion News: It Seems Difficult to Wait on Wings

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Isaiah 40: 30-31 (NIV). It seems difficult to wait on wings as a believer, especially a young believer. Some people spend their whole lives waiting on wings. (In...

Colleges Are Failing Their Biggest Group of Students

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In 2012, I graduated from college seven years late. At times, it was painful to watch my peers move away and on to jobs that were unavailable...

Most Successful, Colleges for Graduating Low-Income Black Students

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By Ivory A. Toldson (The Root) This is the list of the 23 schools, of more than 2,100 evaluated, that fit my criteria. I call them the 50-50 club for...

Obama vs. Romney: A Quick Interpretation of the Presidential Debate

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Last night, every American had the opportunity to witness both Presidential candidates’ debate on how to solve the country’s biggest issues. The much anticipated debate showcased the...

Girl Power: Jada Pinkett Smith Defends Willow’s Haircut

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Jada Pinkett Smith questions her daughter's hair critics opinion on individual freedom when she posted on Facebook recently. Check this out: The question why I would LET Willow...

VH1 Sorority Sisters Entertainment Or Exploitation?

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(HIP HOP WIRED) VH1 found a way to make that Sorority Sisters reality show come to fruition despite early protest. No doubt thousands of fully initiated members...

Walter Kimbrough Remembers College Prez Dream and Says ‘Do What You Love’

This story is a part of the series “Presidents Corner” about the unique experiences, vision and leadership styles of each president at our nation’s 107 historically black...

U.S Officials Confirm “Credible But Unconfirmed” Threat on 9/11 Anniversary

Washington, D.C.—United States officials have indicated a “specific, credible but unconfirmed” threat against the United States on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The Department...

Big Name Schools, Are they worth it? Howard U called out

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Vanessa Bertrand always intended to go to a big-name, out-of-state school. She made the decision as a little girl, watching Cliff Huxtable on a rerun of The...

6 Things to Do Before You Have Company

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So you've finally gotten the opportunity to spend time with that special person in your life. This could be someone you've had a crush on or a someone you've...

Shocking Facts on Student Loans:where do we go from here?

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The Education Department, led by Arne Duncan, was expected to earn $33.5 billion off of student loans made during the 2013 fiscal year, according to budget documents. The...

Why Are Student Loans So High?

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One of the biggest problems looming after graduation is paying off loans.  Even President Barack Obama admitted that he, too had student loans and just paid them off a few years before being...

LISTEN – Amid Racial Tensions on US Campuses, Parents Make the Case for Black...

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On college campuses across the county, racial tensions have been boiling over. From coast to coast, demonstrations are taking place at Ivy League schools like Yale and Columbia,...

Does HBCU Talent translate to the NFL level

Since predominantly White Institutions have grown to accept more and more African-Americans into their sports program one of the downsides has been the talent pool for the institutions on...

Family Oriented – One reason Hampton Student Malik Jorden attends an HBCU

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  “I wanted to attend a HBCU because i felt like it was more of a family environment and they truly did care and want to see its...

“100 Years of Sisterhood, Captured in a Night:” Delta Sigma Theta Celebrates Centennial

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The Root's contributing editor, Helena Andrews, wrote a humorous yet touching account of her experience midnight of Jan. 13, 2013: Delta Sigma Theta's celebration of 100 years...

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