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Study: most college institutions governed by White men

A study released by the University of Central Florida shows that the top leaders at Football Bowl Subdivision conferences and schools remain mostly white and male. The study examined race and gender of conference commissioners and campus leaders holding positions of college and university presidents, athletic directors and faculty athletic representatives such as football coaches […]

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California restaurant sharpens culinary skills of at-risk youth

A California restaurant chain is taking part in a charitable program that seeks to help young people stay on track. Tender Greens, owned and operated by Erik Oberholtzer, is an active participant in the Sustainable Life Project, a program that targets young people ages 18 to 24 who are transitioning out of foster care. By partnering […]

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BP oil exec fired, told to save braids and ethnic wear for ‘culture day’

A former top executive for British Petroleum says she was fired from the company after being warned about her hairstyle and attire. Melphine Evans sued BP West Coast Products, BP North America and nine people in Orange County Superior Court. Evans, who served as the company’s vice president of North America’s Western region for nearly […]

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Report: higher education not paying off for black men

According to a recent report, despite large increases over the last thirty years in educational attainment among black men, they are still less likely to obtain a good job. Researchers defined a “good job” as one that has good pay, health benefits and a retirement plan. In the report, “Has Education Paid off for Black […]

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Hiring Manager Admits to Discriminating Against Candidates Based on Names

When you’re applying for a job, your name says a lot about you. Even if it does not, hiring managers have very little to judge you on besides your qualifications (which should be all they judge you on). It’s not fair that hiring managers discriminate against a person based on their name, but it happens.

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Black Unemployment Falls to Year Low of 12.6%

Although it rose in June to 13.7%, the black unemployment rate fell in July to 12.6%, a low for the year. Will this continue?Are folks finding QUALITY employment?

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Pres. Obama’s Morehouse Commencement Speech Raises Eyebrows

In a rousing commencement speech at Morehouse College, President Obama urged the graduates to use their degrees and ambitious to give back to the community and help the less fortunate.

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Milwaukee Set to Become Fifth City Where Fast Food Workers Strike

Two hundred Milwaukee fast food workers are set to go on strike, demanding a pay increase to $15/hr and the right to unionize.

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Minnesota’s “Ban the Box” Bill Helps Ex-Offenders Find Employment

Many in Minnesota are hopeful that Governor Mark Dayton will sign a bill banning employers from asking a job applicant about their criminal history before the interviewing stage of the hiring process.

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Graduation Rates Increase at HBCUs

According to a new report, graduation rates have increased for several prominent HBCUs; including Spellman, Howard, and Jackson State. However, HBCUs still lag behind the general population in graduation rates.

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