education

Beyoncé Launches College Scholarship Award For ‘Bold, Creative’ Women

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Beyoncé’s Lemonade was released a year ago this week and in honor, the singer has formed the “Formation Scholars” awards. The scholarships were created “to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.” The awards...

#BlackExcellence: Georgia Twins Land $900k in Scholarships

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A pair of Georgia twins have their hearts set on attending Howard University in the fall, and money won’t be a thing because they’ve landed over $900,000 in scholarships. Akhya C. and Akhea S. Mitchell both attend Troup County Comprehensive High School in LaGrange, Georgia,...

Howard University Grad Creates Scholarship to Help Black Immigrant Students

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Genet Lakew, a Howard University and New York University, left college being debt free with the help of scholarships and grants. And now Lakew wants to give back to students in a major way. The 27-year-old, who works at the The National Urban League, created The Mekonnen...

NY Becomes 1st State to Offer Free College Tuition

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Over the weekend, New York State approved a free tuition as part of the state budget. Under the plan, the state will supplement aid for in-state residents whose families earn $125,000 or less, providing tuition-free education at all state public two- and four-year colleges, according to USA...

Solange’s “A Seat at The Table” Is Turning Into a Syllabus

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The course is subtitled “The Truths of Young Women of Color” and is curated by a group of professors and students from Wake Forest University. Solange’s 2016 album A Seat at the Table is turning into a course syllabus. According to Solange’s Saint Heron, the project includes...