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Wilberforce University cancels debt for 2020, 2021 grads

June 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Wilberforce University President Elfred Anthony Pinkard, Ed.D.  (Photo/wilberforce.edu) By Adelle M. Banks (RNS) — There are usually lots of cheers and applause at university commencements. But 2020 and 2021 graduates of Wilberforce University, a school affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, had an extra reason to celebrate during their ceremony on Saturday…

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The origins of the first Memorial Day

May 28, 2021

By David Mikkelson EXCERPTED  FROM SNOPES.COM In a formal sense, the modern Memorial Day originated with an order issued in 1868 by Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, the commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, for the annual decoration of war graves. Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5,…

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Review: America struggles to reconcile the Tulsa genocide

May 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Teran Tease,5, watches at Oaklawn Cemetery during a test excavation in the search for possible mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS “The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice,’’ by Scott Ellsworth (Dutton) No one really knows…

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Howard names College of Fine Arts for Chadwick Boseman

May 26, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — While studying at Howard University, young Chadwick Boseman helped lead a student protest against plans to merge his beloved College of Fine Arts into the College of Arts and Sciences.He failed in that goal, but 20 years later, the acclaimed actor is being posthumously honored as the namesake of Howard’s newly re-established…

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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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