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7:18 AM / Tuesday April 13, 2021

Education

Historic Black colleges to get $650,000 to preserve campuses

February 18, 2021

By CHRISTINE FERNANDO CHICAGO (AP) — Several historically Black colleges and universities will receive more than $650,000 in grants to preserve their campuses as part of a new initiative announced Tuesday. The funding for the HBCUs comes as leaders of the colleges and universities continue to advocate for additional funding nearly a year into the…

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The Electoral College-who are they, and why do they have so much power?

October 30, 2020

By Andrea Lawful Sanders With the general election approaching and many wondering if their votes will matter, I’ve decided to try and explain the Electoral College in as simple terms as possible. The Electoral College is made up of 538 electors. The number of electors each state gets is the same as the number of…

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Temple University announces 2-week halt of in-person classes

September 4, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple University announced a two-week halt of in-person classes last Sunday as Philadelphia officials called on all college and university students in the city to avoid all social gatherings with people outside their households. Temple officials said that new test results last weekend had pushed the number of active COVID-19 cases from…

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Many college grads feel their grip on middle class loosening

May 2, 2019

By JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON WASHINGTON (AP) — A college degree has long been a ticket to the U.S. middle class It typically confers higher pay, stronger job security, greater home ownership and comparatively stable households. Those benefits have long been seen as worth the sacrifices often required, from deferred income to student debt….

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Beyoncé partners with Google.org in announcing four more scholarships for her homecoming scholars award program

April 24, 2018

INDIO, Calif., April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, announces a partnership with Google.org, the charitable arm of tech giant Google, to award four new scholarships as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program. The iconic performer also issues a challenge to other businesses to join Google.org in investing in excellence through education. Google.org has…

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Best selling author Desiree Peterkin Bell does it again

March 30, 2018

New York, NY — Desiree Peterkin Bell, founder and CEO of public affairs firm DPBell & Associates announces, the publication of “Women Who Influence.” Hours into the book launch “Women Who Influence” became an international best seller, reaching number two on Amazon in the “Hot Releases” category for the United States. The new book is…

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Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies

March 27, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown’s father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. He and several black families were turned away, sparking the Brown v. Board of Education case that challenged segregation in public schools. A 1954 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court followed, striking down…

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Grambling State University opens after student and friend killed on campus

October 25, 2017

Grambling, LA (AP)- A sheriff’s spokesman says a student and his friend were fatally shot at Grambling State University after an altercation that began in a dorm room, and the shooter fled the scene. Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s spokesman Stephen Williams says detectives were at the scene of the double homicide, assisting campus police, after getting…

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