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Changes to PLUS Loans May Help Blacks

Written by Freddie Allen Washington Correspondent on Monday, 11 August 2014 16:02.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This fall, the Department of Education plans to announce changes to PLUS loans that officials say will make it easier for parents to qualify for the financial aid program that thousands of Black college students rely on every semester. In an effort to combat a rising number of parent loan defaults in 2011, the department began to enforce more strict borrowing guidelines, a move that disproportionately affected Black parents, especially ones that lost homes and jobs and were burdened by high levels of debt incurred during the Great Recession.

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 24 July 2014 13:57.

image of Travis Holt Charlotte, NC (BlackPR.com) – Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of more than 265,000 members in approximately 986 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Africa.

Comedian/Actress Cocoa Brown Joins Author Angela Clay to Co-Host the 5th Annual “Loving The Me I See” Girls’ Self-Esteem Workshop

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 13:02.

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DALLAS, TX — Get ready for an empowering day at the Fifth Annual “Loving The Me I See” Girls’ Self-Esteem Workshop on Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Worldwide visionary and self-esteem enthusiast Angela Clay (www.angelaclay.com), the inspirational author and creator of “Loving The Me I See” (LTMIS), is delighted that comedian/actress Cocoa Brown (www.cocoabrown4life.com) of Tyler Perry’s “The Single Moms Club”, will co-host the empowering self-esteem workshop for pre-teen and adolescent girls at the Richardson Civic Center in Richardson, Texas.

The critical next step beyond racism Diversity trainer points to path for growth for all humanity

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 16 June 2014 17:43.

PASADENA, Calif. – Lauren Joichin Nile dreams of a world in which humanity replaces racism with love for one another. Her book RACE: My Story & Humanity’s Bottom Line addresses her personal experiences with racism, the biological oneness of humanity, the history of racism, many of the present-day effects of historical racism on both Americans of Color and Europeans, and the possibility of a human future that is evolved beyond racism toward empathy and compassion. “I would love the book to open as many minds and soften as many hearts as is humanly possible for the heightened consciousness and ultimate evolution beyond racism, of the entire human species,” Nile said.

Alabama schools violating federal law by discouraging enrollment of immigrants

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 09 June 2014 16:42.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today notified 96 Alabama school systems that their enrollment practices violate federal prohibitions against denying or discouraging the enrollment of children based on their immigration status or that of their parents. In many cases, school enrollment forms require a Social Security number or a U.S. birth certificate, without explaining that such disclosure, under federal law, is voluntary and not necessary for enrollment. The SPLC also urged Alabama School Superintendent Thomas R. Bice to ensure that all schools within the state’s 135 districts comply with federal mandates by the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

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