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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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 Principal who’s Recruiting Men of Color to Pursue Teaching Careers | Chicago Public Schools (CPS)

Chicago Public Schools Staff, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Photographs by Wayne Miller—Magnum Photos. Featured Image Currently, African American men represent just two percent of teachers in the nation and there’s even less in Illinois. Butler College Prep Principal Chris Goins is working on a solution. “There are so many initiatives trying to recruit men of […]

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