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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Historically Black Medical School Works to Inspire Youth | AFRO

Travis Loller, Associated Press, AFRO Dr. James Hildreth dissects a frog Friday, March 29, 2019, with seventh grader Keyshawn Walker at the Haynes Middle Health/Medical Science Design Center in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Travis Loller). Featured Image NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The number of African-American men entering medical school hasn’t budged since the late 1970s, and […]

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Education Department rejects nearly all applicants for a student loan forgiveness program | Los Angeles Times

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Los Angeles Times Tens of thousands of public servants have applied to have their federal student loans forgiven through a temporary relief program run by the U.S. Education Department. Fewer than 300 have had success. Now, one of the lawmakers who championed the initiative wants to know what happened. “We authorized $700 million […]

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#BlackGirlMagic: Georgia Teen Goes Viral After Sharing Photo Showing Dozens Of College Acceptances | Essence

Breanna Edwards, Essence It’s not every day one gets accepted into 31 colleges and is offered more than $900,000 in scholarships to boot. It’s definitely something worth sharing, but Kayla Willis, a senior at Westlake High School in South Fulton, Georgia still hesitated, first asking her dad if it was appropriate. “He was like, ‘You […]

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Meet The First Black Woman To Earn A Nuclear Engineering Ph.D. From Nation’s Top Program | HuffPost

Philip Lewis, HuffPost Ciara Sivels knew she was going to make history, but she really wanted to focus on finishing her Ph.D. program first. Sivels, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, is the first black woman to earn a doctoral degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan, the top program in the country. “It […]

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