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5 African Americans picked as Rhodes Scholars

26 Dec

Every year the Rhodes Trust awards exceptional postgraduate students with a scholarship to pursue studies in all fields at the prestigious University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The competition for the coveted honor is tough, but this year, five of the 32 scholarships awarded to Americans went to African-Americans. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/12/5-african-americans-named-rhodes.html

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Teen accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

2 Apr

Teen accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

A high school senior on Long Island thought he’d give it the old college try and apply to all eight Ivy League schools. Now, 17-year-old Kwasi Enin, of Shirley, has a tough decision ahead of him after he was accepted at all of them. Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania all said yes. Watch this inspiring story – See more at: http://aareports.com/2014/04/teen-accepted-to-all-8-ivy-league.html

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Obama’s initiatives for student loan relief

27 Oct

Obama’s initiatives for student loan relief

President Obama has proposed two initiatives to help those strapped with college loan debt. Read those initiatives here: Obama’s initiatives for student loan relief

Conservatives angry over Pell Grant funding in Boehner debt bill

29 Jul

Conservatives angry over Pell Grant funding in Boehner debt bill

House conservatives who have stalled legislation to raise the national debt limit are angry that it includes $17 billion in supplemental spending for Pell Grants, which some compare to welfare.

Read more: http://aareports.com/2011/07/conservatives-angry-over-pell-grant.html

End of an HBCU: Southern University at New Orleans closer to being merged with University of New Orleans

15 May

End of an HBCU: Southern University at New Orleans closer to being merged with University of New Orleans

A bill to merge the University of New Orleans and Southern University at New Orleans continued moving through the Legislature on May 9, 2011 when a second House committee gave its approval.

Read more: http://aareports.com/2011/05/end-of-hbcu-southern-university-at-new.html

More white students attending HBCU’s ( black colleges )

7 Oct

More white students are attending HBCUs ( black colleges )
Many white students are attending HBCUs not just because of the price but because of the quality of the education. Read more:
http://aareports.com/2010/10/more-non-whites-attending-hbcus.html

President Obama 07/29/10 speech on education reform

31 Jul

President Obama 07/29/10 speech on education reform.

President Obama speaks about the critical need for education reform and discusses what his Administration has done to raise standards and encourage excellence during a speech to the Urban League.

Watch the speech here: http://aareports.com/2010/07/president-obama-072910-speech-on.html