10 Career Advice for HBCU Graduates

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Although there are clear obstacles to finding work, there are also a lot of big opportunities that students can take advantage of. The following are ten things...

FAMU Over Harvard, What Happened After a 16 year old Chose an HBCU

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There has been a swarm of media reports celebrating young African-American teenagers who have been killing it in college admissions. There are the DC-area triplets deciding between Columbia and...

The Plight of the Black Male

Although as many people of color are able to realize, it is not always as evident the struggles that separate genders face. Many times women expect to...

Student Government Association: Three Reasons to Join

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By HBCU Lifestyle, The student body is involved in almost every event in the school, especially activities that require student participation like sports meets, rallies, student conventions, freshman...

Stomping The Yard: How to be a Good Mentee

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By Jet Magazine, I’ve had the great opportunity over the years to work with many college interns, apprentices, and mentees. And, trust me I’ve seen the good, the...

There’s Still a Need for HBCUs

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By Insight News, OK, this time, somebody actually did ask me. I was asked, "What makes you think that your dad's experience nearly a century ago, or yours, nearly...

Inside Nancy Pelosi’s Sisterhood With Delta Sigma Theta

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She's the most powerful woman in Congress, and they call themselves the "largest black female organization in the universe." They agree on progressive issues from voting rights...

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...

Five Strategies for Increasing Enrollment at HBCUs

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As we commence 2014, college admissions and FAFSA application deadlines are rapidly approaching. Of course, we know that many open-admissions, online and non-selective institutions often accept applications...

HBCUs Need to Seek Leaders from Nontraditional Sources

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by Caleph B. Wilson In this environment of limited educational funds, stable leadership is the key to ensuring the health of any university. However, unsteady leadership acutely impacts historically...

Five Challenges Black Fraternities Must Address in 2014

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By Eddie Francis For more than a century, an effective leadership network for black male college students has existed with dynamic results. The fraternities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council—Alpha...

Changes in the HBCU landscape may render black civil rights lawyers extinct

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After graduating from Lincoln University, a historically black college and university (HBCU),Thurgood Marshall couldn’t return to his hometown of Baltimore for legal training because the University of Maryland Law School...

Thanks for Nothing: An Open Letter to the Secretary of Education

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Dear Mr. Arne Duncan, To my displeasure I was told that my "EFC rate" was too high to receive enough federal funds to pay for college. My financial...

3 reasons to find a great church in college

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Finding a good church that relates to you in college is quite the task for anyone. The college years are a time for students to engage in...

Should the NAACP hire its first woman president?

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  Ben Jealous is a man of his word. He made a promise to his seven-year-old daughter that after 5 years at the helm of the NAACP as...

3 ways to create inner transformation

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While in Washington, D.C. last week for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington with a few American Baptist College classmates--and students from Morehouse, Alabama State and...

5 things to think about before dropping a course

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This useful guidebook exists because of my 1 p.m. Biology class Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It is the second week of school here at Central State...

4 Reasons Why HBCU Alumni Don’t Give Back, and 4 Ways to Fix It

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Numbers Matter HBCUs generally have a lower number of graduates due to the lower student population, when compared to larger schools. The belief that less students equals less graduates, less graduates...

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