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Country’s oldest black university in trouble

Alumni of the country’s oldest historically black private university are fighting to keep the institution up and running. Wilberforce University was founded in 1856. So far graduates have committed to raise $2 million in cash donations to keep the southwestern Ohio school going. 

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Update: Ohio teacher loses job for racist comment

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A suburban Cincinnati teacher has been fired after making a racist remark to a black student. Gil Voigt had been teaching science at Fairfield Freshman School since 2000. He has been on unpaid leave since December when he told a black student who had stated that he wished to follow in President Obama’s footsteps that […]

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Report: minority students get less effective, less experienced teachers

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According to a report released by The Center For American Progress, low-income students of color generally have less experienced and less effective teachers. The report analyzed the evaluation scores of teachers in low-income and affluent districts in both Massachusetts and Louisiana.

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Scholarship Alert: Tom Joyner launches scholarship for art students

The Tom Joyner Foundation has announced that it will offer a scholarship for Arts majors at Historically Black Collegiate Universities. 

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All white high school team wins game, racists ‘white power’ tweets follow

Disturbingly racist tweets followed a Michigan high school basketball team’s win on Thursday. Several students at Howell high, a predominantly white school, are now facing disciplinary action for their “white power” tweets after the boy’s team beat Grand Blanc. 

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Spread the word:10 scholarships that every black college student should know about

The main thing every college student of color needs to know is that there is money out there. Each year, several times a year, companies, organizations and celebrities give out thousands of dollars in support of educational advancement.  Here’s a few scholarships to look out for with deadlines this month. 

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For Black students in California, achievement gap remains

A new study reveals that African American college students continue to be affected by an academic achievement gap when seeking higher education. The study, “The State of Blacks in Higher Education in California,” states that while California is home to the fifth largest Black population in the nation, the college opportunity gaps between blacks and other […]

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Guest Post: #BBUM and the subtle signs of racism at University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

A few weeks ago, students at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor took to Twitter to spark dialogue about diversity, racial tolerance and discrimination on the campus. A dynamic conversation about what it means to be black at a predominantly white school emerged from the tweets, which included photos, experiences and sentiments from the university’s […]

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Enough is Enough: Chicago activists protest ‘school desert’ in neighborhood

Activists in Chicago’s Bronzeville community are tired of losing schools in the district. After plans by Chicago Public Schools to close more than 50 schools in the city went into effect, residents and community members are saying that enough is enough. They are fighting to keep Dyett High School, the neighborhood’s last CPS high school open. 

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University of Virginia students still struggle with banned financial aid program

A few weeks ago, students gathered in protest of the recent changes to the University of Virginia’s AccessUVa financial aid program. Over the summer, the board voted to abolish all-grant financial aid and replace portions of that aid with federally subsidized loans.

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