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New research explains why Black and low-income students lag behind more affluent White peers in science. The researchers recommend early exposure to science.

Howard University students took to Twitter to express their reported constant struggle with administration, dorm life, and financial aid.

Despite a long-standing idea that a college education protects minorities against hardships that plague their communities, a new study discovered that Black and Hispanic students…

As news unravels around the grand jury report revealing charges against former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky for raping and sexually molesting underage boys, some former black Penn State students are now painfully reliving a scandal that occurred at their university ten years ago. In 2000, the year a janitor witnessed a boy […]

African American students are suspended far more frequently than white children, especially in middle school, according to a new study by a UCLA researcher and a colleague in Indiana.

The Department of Education has proposed new rules for students attending career-oriented schools that could disproportionally harm minority students. The rules, which would go into effect in November, could cut off support for those students who need the most financial assistance in getting their education. The new rules would make ineligible for-profit schools that do […]

When U.S. News and World Report came out with their ranking of the top 20 HBCUs in the country, I became curious.  I was wondering if my personal perception of the best schools matched the views of those who make these lists.  I couldn’t afford to attend an HBCU out of high school (not to […]

asim_reed_headshot” width=”819″ height=”546″ /> FAIRFAX, Va., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) today announced that 75 Gates Millennium Scholars from Atlanta and surrounding counties in Georgia will be recognized at a reception hosted by The Honorable Kasim Reed, at Atlanta’s City Hall, Thursday, May 13. These students are a part of […]

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — The last time Camille and Jason Hammond saw President Barack Obama it was on a JumboTron as they shivered in the cold along with hosts of others at his inauguration. It was cold again on Sunday, but this time they didn’t have to rely on a TV, as Obama gave the […]