education

School Unanimously Votes to Suspend Hair Policy Banning Black Students for Wearing Braids

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The board of trustees of the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School unanimously voted to suspend it’s discriminatory policy that punished and banned black students for wearing braids. The Malden, Mass., charter school came under fire recently for its decision to punish two black twin sisters who have...

Black Harvard Students Are Holding Their Own Graduation Ceremony

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Black students of Harvard’s Class of 2017 are preparing to have their own graduation ceremony. The separate graduation is an effort to highlight the aforementioned struggles and resilience it takes to get through those. “This is an opportunity to celebrate Harvard’s Black excellence and Black...

Trump Suggests Financing for HBCUs May Be Unconstitutional

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On the heels of gathering presidents of HBCUs to the White House, the white people’s president, Donald Trump, suggested that a 25 year old law that helps finance construction projects on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities might not be constitutional. Trump released a signing...

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...