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Education

Clark Atlanta University clears and cancels student account balances

July 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. George T. French, Jr. (Photo: www.cau.edu)  Clark Atlanta University President Dr. George T. French, Jr. recently announced that the university is canceling all student account balances for the Spring 2020 through Summer 2021 semesters, bringing them to a zero balance.  This initiative will have no impact on the students’ future financial aid eligibility…

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Floyd Cooper, acclaimed children’s illustrator, dead at 65

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Book illustrated by Floyd Cooper ILLUSTRATED BY FLOYD COOPER.  Cooper died early Friday after being ill with cancer for several months.  (Image courtesy of  HarperCollins Publishers) By Hillel Italie ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Floyd Cooper, an award-winning illustrator and author of children’s books whose mission to offer candid and positive images of…

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Tenure struggle ends with Hannah-Jones charting new course

July 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTOS: Ta-Nehisi Coates (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) and Nikole Hannah-Jones (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) By Tom Foreman Jr.  And Aaron Morrison ASSOCIATED PRESS  WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.  — A Black investigative journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for her groundbreaking work on the bitter legacy of slavery in the U.S. announced Tuesday that she will…

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UNC trustees OK Nikole Hannah-Jones’ tenure application

June 30, 2021

By TOM FOREMAN WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill voted Wednesday to accept the tenure application of investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, following weeks of tension that began when a board member halted the process over questions about her teaching credentials. The board accepted the application at a…

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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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