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Compiled by Erica Wright We asked Birmingham-area residents, If you could teach any college course what would it be and why? Melinda Landers: “A course on...

Speaker stuns Morehouse grads, to pay off $40M student debt

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he...

The Boulé Focuses its Attention on HBCUs

By Jamal Watson Diverse Education ATLANTA— The leadership of Sigma Pi Phi fraternity — also known as the Boulé — has made good on its promise to...

Organizations Announce Merger to Reach More Students

By Sammy G. Allen Diverse Education Two organizations working to serve underrepresented students have merged as of April 1. Gateway College National Network is now an initiative...

This urban charter school increased its black and Latino STEM graduates...

By Stuart Miller The Hechinger Report NEWARK, N.J. — Tahiv McGee spent Fridays during his senior year of high school at Rutgers University-Newark, where he worked...

Birmingham Housing Authority recognizes its own, including one of nation’s top...

Joseph D. Bryant Housing Authority of the Birmingham District Jayla Kirkland, a graduate of Woodlawn High School, is regarded as Alabama’s fastest runner and among the...

Tuskegee University Ousts President Brian L. Johnson; appoints Charlotte Morris as...

By Trenisha Wiggins The Birmingham Times Brian L. Johnson is out as president of Tuskegee University. The Board Trustees announced Thursday that Johnson would not return...

Frank Martin is the best Final Four story around

Alejandro Danois The Shadow League NEW YORK -- First off, the University of South Carolina's head basketball coach is not "Frank" Martin. His real name is Francisco...

Get ready for a blockbuster sequel: Alabama vs. Clemson

By Paul Newberry Associated Press Get ready for a blockbuster sequel. It's Alabama vs. Clemson, The Rematch. The top-ranked Crimson Tide will take on the No. 3 Tigers...

As for-profit college enrollment climbs, blacks graduate with more debt

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) With 44 million consumers owing about $1.4 trillion in student loans, a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection...

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