Two African American High School Boys Make History at Harvard Debate | Black Enterprise

Samara Lynn, Black Enterprise DJ Roman and Keith Harris. Featured Image Two African American Atlanta-area high school students led their debate team to its second consecutive win at Harvard University’s annual international debate tournament—making history after achieving an unprecedented, undefeated record, according to a press release on the matter. Seniors DJ Roman of North Atlanta […]

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Could black philanthropy help solve the black student debt crisis? | The Conversation

Mako Fitts Ward, The Conversation Left to Right: Jay-Z, Robert F. Smith and LeBron James. Featured Image When billionaire Robert E. Smith decided to pay off the student loans of the graduating class of 2019 at Morehouse College, he suggested that others follow his lead. “Let’s make sure every class has the same opportunity going […]

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How this Texas college gives every single student help with trauma, mental health| The Dallas Morning News

Eva Marie Ayala, The Dallas Morning News Shaban Athuman/Staff Photographer. Featured Image Paul Quinn College prides itself as a school that aggressively recruits the kids often ignored by big-name universities: Students who grew up in tough Chicago neighborhoods where it is common to lose a classmate to gang violence. Children from Los Angeles to New […]

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‘Your Heritage Is Taken Away’: The Closing of 3 Historically Black Colleges | The New York Times

Wadzanai Mhute, The New York Times Sonya Perdue Bolton, far left, who was in the marching band at Saint Paul’s College, in 1983. Featured Image Since the 1930s, the women of Bennett College, one of the nation’s two historically black colleges for women, have dressed in white and sung their “Preference Song” over an annual […]

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History of slaves sold for Georgetown detailed in new genealogical website | American Magazine

Adelle Banks, American Magazine GU272 descendent Carolyn Smith gestures toward gravestones of descendants of enslaved people in Houma, La. Behind her are sugar plantations and the sugar mill where her ancestors worked. Photo by Claire Vail. Featured Image RNS — A genealogical association has launched a new website detailing the family histories of slaves who […]

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Homeschooled Genius Haley Taylor Schlitz, Age 16, Accepted Into 9 Law Schools | Diversity Inc.

Keka Araujo, Diversity Inc. Teen phenom Haley Taylor Schlitz,16, who graduated from high school at 13, is preparing to attend Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law this fall, one of nine schools that accepted her, according to the American Bar Association. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) Featured Image Haley Taylor Schlitz is the epitome […]

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UAB student selected for prestigious national fellowship | Birmingham Times

Yvonne Taunton, Birmingham Times Sandra Cutts (Provided Photo). Featured Image After a week of interviews in legislative offices on Capitol Hill, Sandra Cutts, a University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Engineering doctoral candidate, has been selected as one of 60 students to be a 2019 John A. Knauss Marine Policy fellow. Cutts is also […]

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