NEW STUDY SHOWS THAT MINORITIES ARE LESS LIKELY TO ATTEND TOP PIBLIC SCHOOLS 

BOSTON (AP) — A new study of federal data finds that black and Latino students are far less likely to attend top public colleges than their white and Asian peers. The Center for American Progress think tank reported Thursday that among all black students at U.S. public colleges in 2014, only 9 percent attended highly […]

DIDDY OPENING CHARTER SCHOOL IN HARLEM

   Diddy is giving back to his hometown of Harlem with the opening of a new charter school. The mogul’s camp announced Monday (March 28) that he has partnered with Capital Preparatory Schools to open a new school in Harlem beginning Fall 2016. Located at 1 East 104th Street, the school will be overseen by […]

MOTHER QUESTIONS TEXT BOOK EDITOR FOR CALLING SLAVES “WORKERS” AND “IMMIGRANTS”

If you stand for nothing, you fall for anything, and Roni Dean-Burren wasn’t going to stand for her ninth-grade son taking in erroneous information in his history book. The mom vented on Instagram about a misleading interpretation of history in World Geography by McGraw-Hill Education, according to Buzzfeed. A passage in the textbook, “Patterns of Immigration,” got history all wrong: The […]

IS YOUR COLLEGE DEGREE PAYING OFF IN TODAY’S JOB MARKET?

When Allison Goodwin entered law school at North Carolina Central University in 2008, she had no clue that three years after earning her degree she would still be without a job. While several industries took a big hit around the time of the economic downfall, few predicted that the lucrative law business would be drastically […]

NANCY V. BROWN GOES FROM TEEN MOM TO HARVARD TO CELEBRITY HAIR STYLIST

Today, Nancy V. Brown, entrepreneur, hair stylist and mother of four, has a salon on Boston’s posh Newbury Street and has plans to travel the world to share her diverse skill set. But her journey has been anything but easy or straightforward. After giving birth as a teen and dropping out of school, Brown discovered […]

HILLARY CLINTON TALKS ABOUT BUSINESS FOR BLACK WOMEN, HBCUS AND MORE

Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be the next President of the United States and she wants Black voters to know that if they support her, she will return that support when she’s in the nation’s highest office. To that end, she talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show for an unprecedented conversation with news correspondents Jacque […]

SIX ONLINE TUTORING WEBSITES THAT COULD PROVE HELPFUL

Whether your child needs help with typical subjects, such as math and science, or more advanced topics like physics and HTML programming, there are several on-demand tutoring services online available for everyone. Check out Dependable Destinations for Online Tutoring, compiled by Mashable.com. Chegg Tutors (formerly InstaEDU) Chegg Tutors provides instant access to tutors in a variety […]

SNOOP DOGG’S SON QUITS UCLA FOOTBALL TEAM BUT STAYS IN ENROLLED IN SCHOOL

Six months after signing, Snoop Dogg’s son, UCLA freshman Cordell Broadus, has elected to give up football. The heavily-recruited wide receiver had offers from several college football programs, including Florida State and Notre Dame, but he never reported to the Bruins’ preseason camp, reports ESPN. “Cordell informed me yesterday that he has decided to pursue other […]

CHECK OUT HILLARY CLINTON’S $350 BILLION COLLEGE AIDE PLAN

Hillary Clinton began rolling out on Monday one of the biggest-ticket policy proposals of her presidential campaign, a $350 billion plan aimed at reining in the ever-growing cost of college and help millions of borrowers struggling to repay student loans manage their debt. Drawing on many of the same ideas and advisers on which President Barack Obama […]

SMART WAYS TO SAVE FOR YOUR CHILDREN’S COLLEGE FUNDING

It’s Financial Literacy Month, the perfect time to take a closer look at the best way to plan financially for your children’s higher education needs. Dawn Brown, senior financial advisor at Altfest Personal Wealth Management, advises parents to think along two tracks: savings and financial aid. “The optimal time to start college planning is at […]

SPELMAN CUTS TIES WITH BILL COSBY AMID SEX SCANDAL

It has been widely reported that Spelman College, the elite college for black women, has discontinued the professorship endowed by Bill Cosby. Last year the college suspended the professorship indefinitely after several women came forward and accused Cosby of sexual assault. According to the New York Times, Spelman has terminated the program and returned the […]

WALE TEAMS UP WITH FLOTUS TO PROMOTE HIGHER EDUCATION

First Lady Michelle Obama has teamed up with D.C.-bred rapper Wale for a White House event taking place on Thursday to promote higher education. As part of her Reach Higher initiative, FLOTUS has tapped Wale, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Manuel Contreras, a rising senior at Brown University, to sit on a panel to encourage […]

3 MISTAKES THAT COULD BE COSTING COLLEGE GRADUATES THOUSANDS IN THEIR CAREERS

While many recent graduates in today’s job market are grateful to simply land a full-time job, a new study by NerdWallet and Looksharp makes it clear that young professionals should make a strong effort to utilize their negotiation power before saying yes to a position. According to the study, which surveyed almost 8,000 graduates who […]

NCAA HITS THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WITH ACADEMIC VIOLATIONS

Late yesterday, a report surfaced that the NCAA, the nonprofit, regulating authority for the majority of college sports, has charged the University of North Carolina with five academic violations. The five charges listed in the 59-page notice released by UNC mostly take aim at the former African and Afro-American studies department (AFAM). The school has […]

HERE ARE FIVE QUICK TIPS FOR STARTING A SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE BUSINESS FROM FELICIA JOY

Here are five quick tips for creating a successful college business: Innovation is good but it can also be overrated.  Don’t feel like you have to come up with the next Dell, Facebook, Microsoft or Google to launch.  You can start a simple business that generates a profit.  And that’s the main idea. Pick an […]