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Shaquille O'Neal Invested In This Online School After Reading That 29-Year-Old Tade Oyerinde Had Raised $29M For It Via A Forbes Article

Imagine you are featured in Forbes magazine about your rising company, and Shaquille O’Neal comes across the article and wants to support it — that’s the reality for Campus Founder Tade Oyerinde.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 22, 2024

Christopher Gray Opens Up About Sallie Mae's Acquisition Of Scholly And How It Led To Increased Financial Support For HBCUs

In July 2023, Scholly reached a pivotal milestone to further provide access to higher education for students who don’t have the financial means.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 20, 2024

Mike Tyson Opens An Academy In Arizona, Said To Be The First Emotional And Belief Intelligence-Based School System In The Nation

Mike Tyson is looking to serve and empower the youth in Phoenix, AZ, with his new school.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 20, 2024

Kingston Lawrence, A 7-Year-Old Genius With An IQ Between 145 And 150, Is The Next Child To Enter The Mensa Club

Kingston Lawrence has a brilliant mind! KLFY-10 in Lafayette, LA, reports the 7-year-old is a child genius with an IQ between 145 and 150 as proof. The outlet also notes he was in the 99th percentile on an IQ test. His parents, Deidra and Kala, are extremely proud. “He’s always interested in learning new things and trying things. And so it’s just, it’s wonderful to see,” Deidra told KLFY-10. Kala commented, “My initial reaction was very nervous. I was just like, ‘Oh my god, what is this? What do you do with that?’ I didn’t know it was that big of a deal. That his intellectual capabilities were that high, you know.” Looking to nurture Kingston’s intelligence, his parents began to look for resources. In the process, they stumbled across Mensa, an organization founded in 1946 that has as one of its key purposes “to foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity,” its website states. As AFROTECH previously mentioned, in order to join the Mensa community, an individual must score...

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 9, 2024

Mayor London Breed Announces Initiative To Bring HBCUs To San Francisco

An influx of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) could be coming to California.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 5, 2024

Would You Pass The Difficult Person Test?

In a world filled with diverse personalities , navigating relationships can sometimes be challenging. The Difficult Person Test aims to shed light on the traits that make certain individuals more challenging to interact with. Developed as a tool to enhance self-awareness and interpersonal skills , this test is designed to identify specific characteristics that contribute to difficult behavior. Discover your traits by taking the Difficult Person Test online. Many platforms offer this assessment for self-reflection. Look for it on personality assessment websites or those focused on professional development. It’s recommended to take the test in a quiet space for accurate results. The Difficult Person Test provides revealing insights into human behavior, uncovering five impactful traits that significantly influence interpersonal dynamics. Stubbornness A prevalent trait identified by the test, stubborness characterizes individuals who resist change and strongly adhere to their opinions,...

Corinne Dorsey

Jan 25, 2024

Robert F. Smith's Student Freedom Initiative Joins The Steinbridge Group In Its $100M Capital Commitment To HBCUs And MSIs

Robert F. Smith’s Student Freedom Initiative has announced its latest collaboration focused on supporting students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 24, 2024

The Biden Administration To Clear $5B In Student Loan Debt For An Additional 74,000 American Borrowers

President Joe Biden isn’t letting up on his advocacy for student loan forgiveness.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 19, 2024

Florida State Board Of Education Issues 'Strict Regulations' On DEI Programs Across 28 Colleges

Another attack on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs is underway. This time it comes from the Florida State Board of Education.

Shanique Yates

Jan 18, 2024

How To Sell Yourself With An Elevator Pitch

Even if you’re not a salesperson, the day may come when you need to convince someone — anyone — that they should take a chance on you. This could be a job interview , when you’re jockeying for a promotion, decide to start your own business and are trying to make sales or secure clients, or if you need to lobby for funding . Whatever the goal, you need to give your target audience a persuasive reason why they should give you the job or promotion, shop with you over a competitor, or fund your business instead of another startup. To do this, you need to sell yourself. This can include creating a thorough presentation that outlines the benefits of someone aligning themselves with you. But you need a good elevator pitch to draw them in before you get to that step. What Is An Elevator Pitch? Once upon a time, people literally did chase after executives, corner them in an elevator, and essentially pitch themselves as a viable option. Whether this was to get a job or secure a business deal,...

70-Year-Old Gloria Stowers Obtains A Degree From Georgia's Kennesaw State University

Gloria Stowers was looking to break a generational pattern. At 70, she has now become a college graduate!

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 4, 2024