by Nick Charles onSeptember 24, 2010
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by Harry C. Alford onSeptember 12, 2010
The federal government's new rules on "gainful employment" would make many students ineligible for financial aid at career-oriented schools.
September 10, 2010
Barack Obama today issued a proclamation declaring next week, September 12 through September 18, 2010, National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week.
by Erin E. Evans onSeptember 9, 2010
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August 9, 2010
After a weekend spent goofing off with some basketball greats, Monday will find the president consorting with the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints.
by Michael Lomax onAugust 5, 2010
It's no secret that these days, college costs are over the top. But with a little planning, you'd be surprised at what you can accomplish. UNCF president Michael Lomax points the way.
by Cord Jefferson onJuly 29, 2010
The National Urban League, the NAACP and other civil rights groups blasted the president's $4.35 billion education program earlier this week. Today President Obama had his say. He didn't hold back.
by John McWhorter onJuly 26, 2010
Back in the day, African-American kids didn't think it was a crime to be young, gifted and black.
by Charles E. Cobb Jr. onJune 21, 2010
Founded in the civil rights era to meet the challenge of white supremacist school systems, today's activist students fan out each summer to teach an essential skill: literacy.
by Latoya Peterson onMay 7, 2010
Getting underprivileged kids to college is a vital route out of poverty. TRIO, a federal program, has been doing just that for 46 years. So why is it on the chopping block?
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