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Nayaa Martinique and her family took the eight-hour drive from Indianapolis to Atlanta so the college freshman could start her journey as a Spelman woman. “I was just excited to move in and go to college,” Nayaa told Fox 59. But once they arrived, they were informed that Nayaa wasn’t financially eligible to start school. According […]

Derrick Rose is the latest athlete to give back to the community in a big way. On August 1, the NBA star announced he has started a college scholarship program, which will award more than $400,000 in tuition money.   The Rose Scholars program will focus “on students who are civically minded and demonstrate a willingness […]

While preteens are known for being worried about what they’re going to wear to the school dance, there’s one girl who’s celebrating getting her college diploma. Dorothy Jean Tillman, known  as D.J., is a 12-year-old girl from Chicago who already has two degrees. She has an associates degree and recently earned a bachelors. As impressive as that […]

The Conversation  On a beautiful spring afternoon on a picturesque college campus, two campus police officers responded to a black professor’s “good afternoon” with a request to see his identification. The professor paused for a moment but decided to comply. He wondered if perhaps his attire – slacks, a button-down shirt and loafers – didn’t […]

Some die-hard, college-bound and student loan-strapped Nicki Minaj fans can breathe a little easier today after learning that their financial burdens will be taken care of by the rapper. On Friday (June 29), the “Chun-Li” emcee awarded her “Student of the Game” scholarship to 37 members of The Kingdom (her fan base formerly known as The Barbz), […]

In the George household in New Jersey, they are celebrating two valedictorians this year. Fraternal twins Malik and Miles George were co-valedictorians at their New Jersey high school. Neither of them has gotten a B since the third grade.  CBS.com reports: The 18-year-old brothers from New Jersey delivered a rousing and light-hearted speech at their […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michelle Obama will be joined by a lineup of celebrities when she honors Philadelphia students for their pursuit of a college education or career in the military at College Signing Day. Wednesday’s event in Philadelphia is the fifth College Signing Day she’s hosted. A long list of celebrities is set to join […]

April is the time of year that high school students start receiving college acceptance letters in hopes of gaining entrance into their school of choice. Students are happy if they get 8 or 10 acceptance letters but one school in New Orléans has students receiving over 20 acceptance letters, according to WGNO News. Including one student getting a grand […]

A Black psychology student at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas aced her final exam under extreme conditions: She was in labor.

BOSTON (AP) — A college in Boston will name one of its schools after the late Gwen Ifill (EYE’-ful), a co-host of PBS’ “NewsHour” and veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates. Simmons College announced Tuesday the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities in honor of Ifill, who graduated from the private […]