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Tay Keith Recalls Finishing College Despite Producing A No. 1 Hit — 'God Wanted Me To Stick With It'

One of Tay Keith’s biggest hits happened towards the end of his time in college. However, he didn’t let the success deter him from his goal.

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 16, 2023

Multi-Millionaire Steve Harvey Replies To A Woman Who Once Asked, 'How Are You Planning On Making It Without A Degree?'

Over the span of his career, Steve Harvey has become one of the biggest names in entertainment. Not only has his A-list status come from his stand-up comedy and hosting popular shows like “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” and “ Family Feud,” but he’s also a prolific businessman — all without a degree. Prior to him becoming the mogul , he is today, Harvey experienced a time when he was questioned for not pursuing higher education.

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 21, 2022

Opinion: Will NIL Deals Help Better Black Athletes' Futures?

NIL deals are here to stay, whether you like them or not. After all, the NCAA generated over $1.15 billion in revenue in 2021, and up until then, it was illegal for athletes to be compensated.

Ross Mac

Oct 18, 2022

'Straight Out Of The 7th Ward Of New Orleans:' Entire Class Of 2022 At All-Boys High School Gets Accepted Into College

St. Augustine High School’s students are rightfully celebrating! The entire graduating class of 2022 at the all-boys school has been accepted to college. What’s more, the class pooled $9.2 million in scholarships, WDSU reports. A video posted by the mother of a graduate was shared on social media and many users chimed in to celebrate “Black boy joy.” “It’s late but I don’t care. The world deserves to see this Black boy joy. Congratulations to THE St. Augustine High School class of 2022. 100% college acceptance. $9.2M in scholarships. Straight out of the 7th ward of New Orleans,” the tweet read. It’s late but I don’t care. The world deserves to see this black boy joy. Congratulations to THE St. Augustine High School class of 2022. 100% college acceptance. $9.2M in scholarships. Straight out of the 7th ward of New Orleans. Let that make headlines! Dance! 💜💛 — ⚜Jeaux⚜ (@Kay_Jeaux) May 19, 2022

Samantha Dorisca

May 27, 2022

Five Baltimore Students Get Awarded With Full Ride Scholarships To College

College tuition is a hot button present day topic. A lingering question always is, who is going to pay for it? In this country, a college education is often touted as one of the many paths toward a successful future. But with college tuition hiking up as it recently has, it could pose as a deterrent. Incoming students around the world face this predicament, but a set of Baltimore City students have just got the answer they were looking for. According to BET News , five Baltimore City students found out that their entire college education would be fully paid for. McDaniel College and the CollegeBound Foundation made a surprise visit to the student’s high schools and presented them with scholarship awards . Each awardee is at the top of their respective classes and earned the awards for their academic success and effort. The five scholarship recipients include: Azzure Brooks (Coppin Academy) Jay Artis (Green Street Academy) Kevin Quintanilla (Academy for College and Career...

Josh Rodgers

Apr 12, 2022

Spelman College Launches $250M Campaign to Invest in More Tech and Innovation Initiatives

Spelman College launched a $250 million campaign to invest in endowed professionals, scholarships and innovation initiatives, a press release states. The campaign coined Spelman Ascends is the largest of its kind that the educational institution has led. In the last three years, donors have made gifts to Spelman amounting to $240 million. Spelman is looking to raise $250 million total by 2024 and the college is on track to achieving their goal. “Our ability to surround our students with committed faculty, a challenging yet loving environment and a rigorous innovative academic experience is a direct result of our dedicated community of supporters,” said Spelman President Mary Schmidt Campbell in a statement. Funds from the Spelman Ascends campaign will also be used to increase financial aid for students, funding a technology and operational infrastructure and building a Center for Innovation & the Arts that will house programs in the arts, innovation and entrepreneurship, a press...

Michelai Graham

Mar 15, 2021

Amaya Jernigan Makes History as West Virginia University's First Black Woman Student Government President

After more than 150 years since its founding, West Virginia University just elected its first Black woman as student government president, according to My Buckhannon. Amaya Jernigan, who hails from Waldorf, Maryland, will take over the post for the first time in WVU’s history. She will lead the university’s student body for the 2021-2022 academic year alongside Hunter Moore, who will serve as vice president. “I would like to thank every Mountaineer who has made it possible for me to hold this position. I am beyond grateful and will be forever thankful that you all were brave enough to pave the way for me,” Jernigan said in a statement. “Hunter and I, as well as everyone else elected today, have been asked to bring change to campus. We won’t let you down. We have to be the change we seek, and the ‘ACTION’ starts today.” Jernigan is a junior biology major and she served as a senator-at-large for WVU’s Student Government Association (SGA) prior to landing the presidential role....

Michelai Graham

Mar 15, 2021

NBCUniversal Announces $6.5M Initiative Geared Toward Underrepresented College Students

NBCUniversal’s new initiative reiterates its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The NBCUniversal News Group has launched NBCU Academy which is a new, creative, multiplatform journalism training and development program geared toward four-year university and community college students. Through education, online programming, and on-campus training, the program will offer a curated onsite curriculum designed for a hands-on learning experience with world-class NBCU News Group journalists, scholarships, and funding for accredited journalism programs.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by NBCU Academy (@nbcuacademy) Comcast and NBCU News Group aim to put action behind their commitment to DEI so the multi-year partnership will have 17 academic partners which include Hispanic-Serving Institutions, colleges with significant Latino, Asian, Black, Indigenous and tribal populations along with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. “Creating an inclusive culture for...

Shanique Yates

Jan 14, 2021

Hershey Gifts Sweet $1.5M Donation to Thurgood Marshall College Fund For Food Science Majors

Hershey just donated a sweet gift to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). On Monday, the confection giant announced a $1.5 million investment in the TMCF, the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. In addition, Hershey’s goal is to increase that investment to $3 million over the next 10 years, according to the news release. “We are extremely grateful to Hershey for their generous support and commitment to supporting our students, particularly during these difficult and challenging times,” said Dr. Harry L. Williams, President & CEO of TMCF. “This scholarship endowment will make it possible for students at our schools to pursue their passion for studying and earning a degree in food science. This is a welcomed investment in the future of our nation.” Following the racial unrest during the past summer, Hershey increased its efforts in Black communities, says PRNewswire. As a result, Hershey has opened its Hershey Scholarship to...

Niki McGloster

Dec 9, 2020

Meet Caleb Anderson, the 12-Year-Old College Sophomore Studying Aerospace Engineering

Caleb Anderson is not your average 12-year-old. Despite his young age, Anderson is already a sophomore studying aerospace engineering at Chattahoochee Technical College in Georgia. According to 11Alive , he began to show his brilliance from the time he was in diapers, learning sign language to effectively communicate before he could even speak. He leveled up even further by learning to read the United States Constitution at the age of two. “By nine months old, he was able to sign over 250 words, and by 11 months old, he was speaking and reading,” shared Anderson’s family. At the age of three, Anderson could already speak Spanish, Mandarin, and French on top of his native language English. He also qualified for MENSA — the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. According to Face to Face Africa , this society is only open to people who score at the 98 th percentile or higher on a supervised, standardized, or other approved intelligence test. “As we started to interact with...

Shanique Yates

Oct 2, 2020

Side Hustles for College Kids During COVID-Related Virtual Learning

As colleges across the nation turn to online learning for fall 2020, students are now facing their most daunting semester. Some undergraduates are scrambling to find off-campus housing, as opposed to risking COVID-19 exposure by going home, reports USA Today . Other scholars are enduring sad “quarantine meals, ” according to BuzzFeed. Most egregiously, most students in these predicaments are still paying the same pre-coronavirus tuition. However, in the face of college’s exorbitant costs, enterprising pupils have picked up side hustles for supplemental income to afford alternate housing, food, among other needs. Though social distancing measures curb traditional gigs like driving Uber and being the resident dorm hairstylist, here are seven ways to make extra coins for college while staying safe. Do No-Contact Food Deliveries Switch that Uber app to Uber Eats and pick up food instead of people to better manage exposure to COVID-19. Alternatively, Meals on Wheels always needs drivers...

Niki McGloster

Aug 27, 2020

This Organization is Helping Students Virtually Plan Their College Future

The current pandemic has put a damper on the most memorable moments for high school students. Cutting short the better half of the school year, many high school graduates are adjusting to spending their last moments as senior students virtually. No in-person goodbyes, graduations, proms, or senior trips. To top it off, incoming college freshmen are navigating choosing schools without final campus visits. To make this process much easier and trouble-free for high school graduates, College Thoughts is offering to create virtual plans for students to help them effectively prepare for their future. College Thoughts’ main priority is creating solutions for their students to ensure they attend esteemed universities. “Our team is dedicated to inspiring students to be authentic and courageous as they search for the right college match and fit,” according to the organization’s website. “The dynamic team at CollegeThoughts brings a wealth of college advising and test preparation experience...

Njera Perkins

Apr 28, 2020

How Your School’s Alumni Network Can Help You Jumpstart Your Career

Whether you’re a current college student or you graduated years ago, you have access to a wide network of alumni who attended the same school as you. By tapping into alumni networks, you could make valuable connections, learn from experts and even get your foot in the door at a prospective employer. So how can alumni help students jumpstart their careers? And what steps can you take to make the most of alumni networks? Here are five ways to connect with fellow graduates of your alma mater (even as you figure out what career is right for you ): Set up a meeting with your career or alumni services office Join online alumni groups Introduce yourself over email Attend local alumni meet-ups and events Set up informational interviews or shadow days Got help from your alumni network? Don’t forget to pay it forward 1. Set up a meeting with your career or alumni services office Colleges offer a wealth of free resources to students and alumni , including career and alumni services. If you’re...

Lending Tree

Jan 24, 2020

This Program Wants to Provide You With the Access You Need to Break into the Industry

LinkedIn revealed earlier this year that a person is nine times more likely to get a job through a referral . The obvious question is if someone doesn’t have a big professional network, how can they break into getting a middle class job? A lack of social capital becomes a burden for job applicants who feel they have done everything “right” in their journey, yet struggle to secure a career opportunity. Thankfully there are programs whose purpose is to help people build professional networks, and learn technical and soft skills to get a great job. Climb Hire — founded by Nitzan Pelman in 2019 — is one of them. The Bay Area-based non-for-profit startup — funded by Eric Schmidt, a former CEO of Google — creates economic opportunity for hidden talent. They train people to become Salesforce administrators . Salesforce is a massive $16 billion company and according to the IDC , they are projecting over 3.3 million new jobs will be created by the end of 2022. Gaining technical skills is an...

Asnat Ghebremedhin

Dec 19, 2019