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I was once given a piece of advice I wish I adhered to prior to graduating from law school; “Study in the city you ultimately…

Chelsea Pearce is the type of girl who’s tragic, yet triumphant life is the thing tear-jerking movies are made of. Spending most of her teen…

Death to Facebook and their invasive notifications! Seriously! Not too long ago, I was scrolling through my news feed and realized another one of my “friends”…

It’s commencement time for many HBCUs. Last week I spoke at Fisk University and Saturday I address the graduates at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As with all commencement speeches, my goal is to  motivate and inspire, something I struggled with this year more than others. I mean, there are always some proud moments that […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A year to the day after kicking off his victorious re-election campaign on this college campus, President Barack Obama returned to Ohio State University and told graduates that only through vigorous participation in their democracy can they right an ill-functioning government and break through relentless cynicism about the nation’s future. “I […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is awarding $228 million in grants to historically black colleges and universities. The five-year grants will go to schools in 19 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Schools can use the money to expand their campuses, acquire science equipment, develop counseling programs and train […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — A public interest group says as many as 900 colleges are pushing students into using payment cards that carry hefty costs, sometimes even to access students' financial aid money. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Higher Education Fund says in a report published Wednesday that colleges and banks often make secretive deals […]

Genarlow Wilson was set to graduate this weekend with honors from Morehouse College in Atlanta with a degree in sociology, when he hit the snag that so many seniors run into just days before commencement: he learned he was short the total number of credits needed to participate in the ceremony. Wilson has already enrolled […]

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The historic action that four North Carolina college students took that led to desegregation at lunch counters more than half a century ago shows what young people can do to change their world for the better, first lady Michelle Obama said during a commencement speech Saturday. Mrs. Obama addressed a crowd […]

The class of 2012 is leaving college with something that many graduates since the start of the Great Recession have lacked: jobs. To the relief of graduating seniors — and their anxious parents — the outlook is brighter than it has been in four years. Campus job fairs were packed this spring and more companies […]