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Robert F. Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Frank Baker and William Pickard Top List of Black Donors to HBCUs 
March 17, 2022
A recent Washington Post story found that Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than their white counterparts – to the tune of around $11 billion each year. Given their cultural and educational importance to the Black community, HBCUs are the repository of much of these donations with a number of household names – and some you may not know – making big-dollar contributions to these institutions.   ... read more »
The Impact of COVID-19 on HBCUs and Black Students
March 16, 2022
In March 2020, when college campuses across the country closed and sent students home, many HBCUs continued to house hundreds of students who did not have homes to return to. Groups of students were stuck on campus without the funds to pay for transportation back to their home cities. This challenge was a byproduct of several students losing the jobs they used to help fund their education, along with loss of family income. Many students became both food and housing insecure without the critical resources that HBCUs often provide. ... read more »
Disney Dreamers Academy Program Awaits 2022 Class of Talented High School Students
February 3, 2022
Disney Dreamers Academy returns with a reimagined approach on March 3-6, marking its 15th year of broadening career awareness and creating exclusive opportunities for Black students and teens from underrepresented communities across America. ... read more »
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Removing Educational Barriers, Especially High Textbook Costs
July 22, 2021
Unapologetically Fighting for Black Student Success // No. 4 ... read more »
Unapologetically Fighting for Black Student Success // No. 3
July 15, 2021
Calling on Alumni to Hold Colleges and Universities Accountable for the Success of Black Students ... read more »
Unapologetically Fighting for Black Student Success // No. 2
July 8, 2021
Using Data and Research to Ensure the Success and Retention of Black Students ... read more »
“Business as Usual” Keeps the Majority of Black Students from Succeeding
July 1, 2021
Unapologetically Fighting for Black Student Success // No. 1 ... read more »
Groundbreaking guide offers roadmap to transforming educational outcomes for African American students
February 25, 2021
Los Angeles County’s 80 K-12 districts serve one-third of California’s more than 324,000 Black students. ... read more »
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Student Loan Debt Widens Racial Wealth Gap
November 26, 2020
With the freeze placed on student loan repayments set to end December 31, Biden has gotten behind the Democrat-led House’s HEROES Act, which calls on the federal government to pay off up to $10,000 in private, nonfederal student loans for economically distressed borrowers. “People having to make choices between paying their student loan and paying the rent … debt relief should be done immediately,” Biden stated during a news conference on Monday, November 16. ... read more »
The Scholar Athlete Honor Roll
December 26, 2019
Highlights of exceptional student athletes in 2019 ... read more / view gallery »
No. 11 UCLA women cruise past Loyola Marymount 74-52
November 14, 2019
Lindsey Corsaro scored 18 points, Lauryn Miller had a double-double and No. 11 UCLA defeated Loyola Marymount 74-52 on Saturday. ... read more »
Shaq, Epson, and Communities In Schools Donate to Local Schools
October 31, 2019
NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal teamed up with Epson and Communities in Schools (CIS) to donate color printers, projectors and whiteboards to 11 schools. Video by: Amanda Scurlock ... read more / watch video »
California to let college athletes sign endorsement deals
September 30, 2019
Defying the NCAA, California opened the way Monday for college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers, car dealerships and other sponsors, just like the pros. ... read more »
Activists Criticize American Bar Association over Law School Exams
February 14, 2019
“There's no dignity to be found in being inadequately trained to sit for the bar exam. A mountain of debt and dim legal career prospects don't advance the cause of social justice. The real injustice is the ABA voting against making law schools accountable for valuing black students as merely a statistic,” said Project 21 co-chairman Horace Cooper, a former professor of law at George Mason University. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Ingvar Moseley
February 7, 2019
Hurdler Ingvar Moseley has been a stand-out athlete in is native country Canada and has broken records at Cal State L.A. He has achieved both All-American and All-Academic honors during his college years. ... read more »
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