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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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Hampton U Business School Dean Doubles Down on Dreadlock and Cornrows Ban

Although the outrage over a Hampton University business school program’s no-dreadlock-or-cornrows policy continues, the school has once again doubled down: “These students choose to be in this program and aspire to be leaders in the business world. We model these students after the top African-Americans in the business world.”

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Spike Lee Has a Script for a ‘School Daze” Sequel

According to Shadow and Act, Spike Lee has a script for the sequel to his classic 2nd full length film “School Daze.” The film would be set 25 years later. I had the script for [the sequel] to School Daze… a contemporary version, same school… 25 years later. Hopefully I can get Laurence Fishburne to […]

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Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is 1st Female President of Morehouse School of Medicine

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice has been appointed the new President of Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Rice is the first African American woman to lead a free-standing medical school.

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Howard Univ. Deans Say Fiscal Mismanagement Has Put School Reputation and Future in Danger

Howard University could be in very serious financial trouble. In a letter drafted by the school’s academic deans, they warn that fiscal mismanagement is putting Howard’s reputation and future in danger. Howard President Sidney Ribeau rejects the allegations.

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Dillard U. President: Why Did Dr. Dre Donate $35 Million to USC, and Not a Black College?

Dr. Dre’s generous $35 million gift to USC made headlines across the country. But in a recent editorial, Dillard University president Walter M. Kimbrough posed an interesting question:Why didn’t Dr. Dre give that money to a black college?

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Chelesa Fearce Overcomes Homelessness; Will Start College as a Junior at Spelman

Georgia teen Chelesa Fearce spent most of her high school career homeless, oftentimes living out of her mother’s car. But Fearce persevered. She achieved a 4.466 GPA, took all college courses during her senior year, and will start as a junior at Spelman this fall.

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Father and Son to Graduate from Morehouse Together This Sunday

This Sunday, Dorian Joyner Jr. – and his Dad, Dorian Joyner Sr. – will both graduate from Morehouse College. The father and son spent three years on campus together. Dorian Sr. attended the school in the mid-80′s, but dropped out to pursue his career.

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Morehouse College Athletes Accused of Raping Spelman Student

Four Morehouse students–three basketball players and one football player–have been charged with rape in two separate cases. The alleged victim is an 18 year-old Spelman student.

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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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