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HBCUs grad rates disappointingly low
Thursday, December 18, 2014
A recent analysis of black graduation rates at a large group of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education found at least half had graduation rates of 34 percent or lower. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the average national graduation rate is 59 percent while the
 
Protesters march against police slayings of black men
Sunday, December 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — Demonstrators nationwide protesting the fatal shootings of unarmed black men killed by police chanted "I can't breathe!" ''Hands up, don't shoot!" and waved signs that read "Black lives matter!" as family members of three victims packed a stage in front of the U.S. Capitol, urging thousands of supportive marchers to keep pressing for
 
FBI looking into teen's hanging death
Friday, December 12, 2014
BLADENBORO, N.C. — The FBI is looking into the death of a black North Carolina teen after his family questioned the official ruling the young man found hanging from a swing set at a trailer park had committed suicide, a prosecutor confirmed Friday. A 911 caller found 17-year-old Lennon Lacy hanging by a dog leash and a belt Aug. 29 in the town of
 
New leadership path emerging for Virginia State
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Just weeks after naming an interim leader to succeed outgoing president Keith T. Miller, Virginia State has formed a presidential search committee whose work will begin in 2015, the university announced last week. University officials say that, while the national search will get going early in the new year, there’s been no timetable set for when the
 
Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options
Thursday, December 4, 2014
WASHINGTON — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law. But it will take time for families to figure out the best bang for their budgets — even as a bigger political battle brews over the program's future. For many people,
 
HIV/AIDS activists push for more funding
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
WASHINGTON – In an ongoing effort to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, physicians, health care workers and human rights activists want the government and the public to place more emphasis on the stigma associated with the deadly disease that continues to plague the black community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, blacks
 

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