Tag Archives: college

More than $300,000 Raised at 2016 UNCF “A Mind Is…” Hamptons Summer Benefit

11 Sep

More than $300,000 was raised at the recent United Negro College Fund (UNCF) “A Mind Is…” Hamptons Summer Benefit, hosted by UNCF New York. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2016/09/more-than-300000-raised-at-2016-uncf.html uncf

All the Difference: A documentary about young black men in college

11 Sep

All the Difference is a documentary about two young black men in college. The film premieres on PBS Sept. 12, 2016. Learn more about the documentary and watch the trailer here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2016/09/all-difference-story-of-young-black-men.html 23607661164_ca623f7382_z

Valadictorian Accepted At All 8 Ivy League Schools

5 Apr

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, a high school student from Long Island is celebrating the rare feat of being accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. Watch her story here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2016/04/valadictorian-accepted-at-all-8-ivy.html

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna

N.J. teen accepted to 7 Ivy League schools

8 Apr

nik-bostromjpg-5fc145c9c83e9ec6High school senior Nik Bostrom has a major decision to make. It’s not where to spend spring break or who to take to prom. Bostrom is deciding between the seven Ivy League colleges he’s been accepted to. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/04/nj-teen-accepted-to-7-ivy-league-schools.html

Would free community college hurt HBCUs?

28 Jan

Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education to students making progress toward earning an associate or bachelor’s degree would hurt are harm Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/would-free-community-college-hurt-hbcus.html

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


Let’s get one thing straight. Eddie Robinson has the most wins in college football

25 Jul

Let’s get one thing straight. Eddie Robinson has the most wins in college football.

Something has been really bugging me lately. Since the NCAA has punished Penn State and took 111 wins from Joe Paterno I have been listening as talking heads talk about how Bobby Bowden now has the most wins in college football.

I have listened as those same talking heads have reported that Bobby Bowden will not celebrate being the coach with the most wins in college football.

My first thought was why would he celebrate? He is not the coach with the most wins. Read more here:http://aareports.com/2012/07/lets-get-one-thing-straight-eddie.html

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

Texas group to offer scholarships to white men only

27 Feb

A new Texas non-profit  called the Former Majority Association for Equality plans to extend scholarship support to those they say are undersupported in higher education: white men. Read more:  http://aareports.com/2011/02/texas-group-to-offer-scholarships-to.html

Obama to seek changes in Pell Grants

13 Feb

Obama to seek changes in Pell Grants

I fully support President Obama but I think we should all pay attention to what is going on. Pell Grants help many low income African Americans  through college and any changes could potentially be devastating to future black college applicants.

Read more about the changes here: http://aareports.com/2011/02/obama-to-seek-changes-in-pell-grants.html