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North Carolina Central University Awarded $16.3 Million by National Institute of Health (118 hits)
North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has been awarded $16.3 million by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for a new Research Center in Minority Institutions ( ...
Posted Sunday, October 15th 2017 at 2:41PM
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Howard University records the biggest upset in College Football history (563 hits)
Some guest just don't follow the rules. UNLV (University Nevada Las Vegas) paid HBCU Howard University $600,000 to show up and get beat up in Las Vegas, but the Howard Bison (1-0) had other historical ideas. http://www.africanamericanreports.com/ ...
Posted Monday, September 4th 2017 at 10:06AM
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Betsy DeVos booed at Bethune-Cookman University Commencement Ceremony (377 hits)
During her commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University Education Secretary Betsy DeVos learned that although her money may have bought her a cabinet position in Trump's administration, it can't buy her the respect that she seems to think she de ...
Posted Wednesday, May 10th 2017 at 4:30PM
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'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson to Deliver Hampton University Commencement Address (538 hits)
Hampton University is pleased to announce that Katherine G. Johnson, one of the leading inspirations behind the Hollywood feature film Hidden Figures, will serve as the University’s 147th Commencement speaker on May 14, 2017. Commencement Ceremony. ...
Posted Thursday, April 13th 2017 at 7:45AM
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Chicago Student Earns Acceptance From 22 Black Universities (322 hits)
Ariyana Davis is an 18-year-old senior at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School. She was able to apply to dozens of schools thanks to the Common Black College Application that allows students to apply to up to 50 HBCUs for a mere $35. She was accep ...
Posted Saturday, April 8th 2017 at 7:26AM
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Spelman College is a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students (298 hits)
Spelman College was named among the nation’s colleges and universities that produced the most 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. students. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Read more: http://www ...
Posted Monday, March 20th 2017 at 8:01PM
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Cheyney University, nation's oldest HBCU having trouble surviving (656 hits)
With just 746 students, Cheyney's enrollment now is less than half what it was when George was a student there. That's one reason students, faculty and alumni fear their university -- the nation's oldest black institution of higher education -- may not have a future unless dramatic change happens ...
Posted Friday, March 10th 2017 at 7:14AM
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Republicans are being dishonest about Pres. Obama not helping HBCUs (395 hits)
GOP lawmakers are planning to meet with the presidents of several HBCUs to discuss what these schools need and how they can help them survive. Now instead of just touting how they plan to help black students, Conservatives/Republicans have used this ...
Posted Thursday, February 9th 2017 at 7:00AM
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Florida A&M University moves ahead with plans to create African-American news network (401 hits)
Florida A&M University is moving forward with plans to create the first-ever African-American new network, with the university as its headquarters. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2017/01/florida-university-moves-ahead-with.html ...
Posted Friday, January 27th 2017 at 9:21PM
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Fox News viewers raise over $500,000 for Talladega College marching band to go to Trump inauguration (363 hits)
Talladega College's marching band was able to raise over $500,000 to go to Donald Trump's inauguration from donations by Fox News viewers. Conservatives flocked to the band's GoFundMe page after school's president appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" to ...
Posted Wednesday, January 18th 2017 at 7:45PM
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Talladega College marching band will perform at Trump inauguration (503 hits)
The Talladega Marching Tornadoes will participate in the 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade, Talladega College President Billy Hawkins announced Thursday. http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2017/01/talladega-college-marching-band-will.html ...
Posted Thursday, January 5th 2017 at 11:11AM
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HBCU marching band agrees to participate in Trump's inauguration, sparks controversy (515 hits)
The marching band of Alabama's oldest private, Talladega College an historically black liberal arts college has accepted an invitation to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural parade. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/20 ...
Posted Monday, January 2nd 2017 at 9:01PM
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Hillary Clinton's plan to to help HBCUs (678 hits)
Donald Trump has been talking to white crowds about how he would help the African American community while actually insulting black people. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has taken the time to devise plans to help African Americans. One of those ...
Posted Saturday, August 27th 2016 at 9:20AM
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Two HBCU football teams will make history in the inaugural Celebration Bowl (813 hits)
Two HBCU football teams will make history in the inaugural Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl which will pit the SWAC champion, Alcorn State against the MEAC champion, North Carolina A&T Aggies. Read more here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2 ...
Posted Tuesday, December 8th 2015 at 7:10PM
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Hampton University at top of National Rankings (495 hits)
Money Magazine names HU a 'college that adds the most value' Hampton, Va. - Hampton University is ranked at the top of several prestigious college listings distancing many institutions of its size across many noteworthy categories.- See more at: http ...
Posted Thursday, September 10th 2015 at 11:47AM
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Do black celebrities have a responsibility to give back financially? (267 hits)
Do black celebrities have a responsibility to give back financially? Dr Dre's recent 35 million dollar donation to USC had sparked a bit of a controversy. Many believe that the 35 million could have done more good at HBCU's. I'm not one to tell an ...
Posted Thursday, May 23rd 2013 at 5:14PM
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For Minority College Students, STEM Degrees Pay Big (227 hits)
For Minority College Students, STEM Degrees Pay Big Minority college students who major in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – earn at least 25 percent more than their peers who study humanities or education, according to ...
Posted Sunday, August 19th 2012 at 4:15PM
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4 African Americans named Rhodes Scholars (184 hits)
Four African Americans from colleges such as Harvard, MIT, and Truman State University have been named Rhodes Scholars. See who rhey are and their pictures by using the link below: http://www.letstalkhonestly.com/blacknewsblackviews.html ...
Posted Saturday, November 28th 2009 at 8:43PM
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It's not Barack or Obama, it's President Obama (199 hits)
George Cook of www.letstalkhonestly.com discusses how it upsets him that many talking heads and so called pundits often do not refer to President Obama as President Obama. Watch the 3 minute commentary by using the link below: http://www.letstalkh ...
Posted Sunday, November 22nd 2009 at 1:46PM
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Top diversity employers for African Americans (202 hits)
The Black EOC Journal has published a list of top diversity employers for African Americans. Companies like Toyota, Sprint, American Airlines, and Bank of America made the list. Use the link below to see what other companies made the list: http:// ...
Posted Saturday, November 14th 2009 at 9:09AM
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Why you should see Michael Jackon's This Is It (177 hits)
Review of the movie Michael Jackson’s This Is It that explains why all true Michael Jackson fans should see the movie. It also features what the reviewer believes to be the high lights of the movie and the one glaring low light. http://www.letsta ...
Posted Monday, November 2nd 2009 at 8:41PM
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Let's stop blaming everything on Hip Hop (195 hits)
George Cook of letstalkhonestly.com discusses Hip Hop being blamed for issues in the African American Community and why Hip Hop is not at fault but the lack of unity in our communities is. Watch the 3 minute video and give your opinion here: http: ...
Posted Saturday, October 24th 2009 at 8:51PM
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Stop blaming Hip Hop for everything (195 hits)
George Cook of letstalkhonestly.com discusses Hip Hop being blamed for issues in the African American Community and why Hip Hop is not at fault but the lack of unity in our communities is. http://www.letstalkhonestly.com/LTHWEEKLY.html ...
Posted Saturday, October 24th 2009 at 6:19PM
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Hampton's first white Homecoming Queen facing racism (186 hits)
Nikole Churchill had people walk out the auditorium last month when she won a pageant to become Hampton's first white homecoming queen. Since then she has been booed and heckled at events while trying to fulfill her duties as queen. Read more o ...
Posted Sunday, October 18th 2009 at 5:37PM
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We need more parental involvement in our schools (215 hits)
George Cook a member of his local school board discusses the need for more parental involvement in predominantly black schools and how he feels it benefits our children. Watch the video here: http://www.letstalkhonestly.com/LTHWEEKLY.html ...
Posted Saturday, October 10th 2009 at 7:38PM
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