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Gates-Funded Commission AIMS to Put a Value on a College Education

The Gates Foundation is poised to disrupt American higher education with a new Postsecondary Value Commission. As its name suggests, the commission aims…

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Hydropower Dams Can Harm Coastal Areas Far Downstream

Hydropower dams degrade water quality along rivers. Water that flows downstream from the dams is depleted of oxygen, which harms many aquatic animals.

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Federal Government Has Poured Millions into Failing Charter Schools in Louisiana

When Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, said Hurricane Katrina was the “best thing that happened to the education system…

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Brown v. Board of Education Case Didn’t Start How You Think It Did

History ultimately would not be on the side of the majority of Topeka’s black community. A small cohort of local NAACP members kept pushing for desegregation, even as they stood at odds…

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Energy, Media Professionals Offer STEM Advice to Indy Youth

In addition to meeting energy professionals, the students received advice on creating and maintaining a successful career in STEM. Several companies, including Southern California Edison…

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Commemorating 400 Years of the African Diaspora Experience

To commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the first enslaved Africans’ arrival in the United States, NAACP leaders, activists and entertainers will travel from Jamestown, Virginia…

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House Passes Four Financial Services Bills

Unfortunately, the National Flood Insurance Program is currently set to expire on May 31. My bill, which I have coauthored with Ranking Member McHenry, would extend the program to September 30th…

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Florida Governor Reveals That Russians Hacked Voter Databases

The breach of Florida’s election system was first revealed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report two weeks ago. The issue of Russian interference in the 2016 election…

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Harris, London Breed Help Sun Reporter Newspaper Celebrate 75th Anniversary

The Sun-Reporter was founded in 1944 and it quickly became a social and political advocate for African Americans on issues like civil rights, discrimination, housing and education…

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MC Lyte Making Dreams a Reality for African American Scholars

#EducateOurMen supports African American Men by providing need-based scholarships to obtain undergraduate degrees primarily from HBCUs.

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Many African Americans not Financially Ready to Retire

For most African Americans, even the most sophisticated planning tools lead to the same result: retirement has fast become a pie-in-the-sky dream.

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Students From Local School Convince Woman Not to Commit Suicide

A 47-year old woman from Fresno, California, was about to commit suicide when a group of students who spotted her hanging from a bridge reportedly changed her mind not to jump.

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