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11-year-old boy starts college career at Southern University (49 hits)
Elijah Precciely started something new this week: college. The 11-year-old just started his undergraduate career at Southern University in Louisiana. The physics major spoke to a local TV station, WBRZ about how college is treating him so far. htt ...
Posted Sunday, January 20th 2019 at 4:38PM
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HBCU Students sue Texas county, allege voting rights violations (284 hits)
A group of students from a historically black university have filed a lawsuit alleging a southeast Texas county is suppressing the voting rights of its black residents. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2018/10/hbcu-students-sue-texas- ...
Posted Wednesday, October 24th 2018 at 9:39PM
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Please support the UNCF's 1st Annual New Jersey 5K Walk/Run for Education (201 hits)
Please support and donate! If you can’t walk with the team please donate $5 or $10 to help our black youth go to college! Join us at the 1st Annual UNCF New Jersey Walk/Run for Education in partnership with The KAT Team Foundation as we raise mone ...
Posted Thursday, September 20th 2018 at 4:17AM
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Mareena Robinson Snowden: First black woman to earn a PhD in nuclear engineering from MIT (415 hits)
When Mareena Robinson Snowden walked across the commencement stage at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) on June 8th, she became the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the storied university. Read more: http:// ...
Posted Sunday, July 22nd 2018 at 4:05PM
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Tuskegee University develops new breast cancer test (339 hits)
A team led by Tuskegee University researchers have developed a new way to detect the most aggressive and fatal form of breast cancer. The university and researchers hope the new method may hold the potential for earlier detection and more informed ...
Posted Saturday, June 23rd 2018 at 7:53AM
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The North Carolina A&T Aggies are the 2017 HBCU Football Champs! (758 hits)
The North Carolina A&T Aggies (12-0) are once again HBCU football champions after defeating the Grambling University Tigers (11-2) by a score of 21-14 at the third annual Celebration Bowl. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2017/12/nort ...
Posted Saturday, December 16th 2017 at 7:40PM
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North Carolina Central University Awarded $16.3 Million by National Institute of Health (406 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 (1271 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 (744 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 (901 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 (434 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 (371 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 (782 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 (510 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 (627 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 (502 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 (787 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 (822 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 (983 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 (1136 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 (557 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? (329 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 (293 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 (238 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 (247 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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