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HBCU STEM, HBCU Survive and Thrive, United Negro College Fund -

A sea of eager, young faces gathered in a large conference ballroom on the final day of the sixth annual HBCU Innovation Summit. The highly anticipated career fair was about to start. Students dressed in their best professional attire would have a few hours to meet top tech recruiters and hoped to make a strong […]

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three Xavier University of Louisiana students are among a group receiving […]

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HBCU Education, Kevin Hart, UNCF, United Negro College Fund -

Last week, actor and comedian Kevin Hart saluted LeBron James on the opening of his I Promise school for at-risk youth in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio. Now, we have a reason to salute Hart. In a partnership involving the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) and Hart’s own Help […]

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HBCU Education, Morehouse College, UNCF, United Negro College Fund -

It all started with a tweet. On June 9, Johnathan Hill, a 2017 graduate of Morehouse College, tweeted out a picture congratulating six McKinley Tech High School graduates dubbed the Sensational Six. They were all bound for his alma mater. Black Twitter erupted. Everyone from HBCU Buzz to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) were […]

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Capitol Hill, HBCU Day of Action, HBCU News, Pell Grants, Thurgood Marshall, United Negro College Fund -

A group of historically black college and university (HBCU) alumni, students and supporters are taking to Capitol Hill to voice their concerns about the future of HBCUs. On Thursday morning, more than 250 supporters, along with representatives of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), were meeting on what’s been […]

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All Day, Donald Trump, Education, HBCU, United Negro College Fund -

When Donald Trump released his budget proposal Thursday, it sent chills down the spines of people working in all sorts of different industries. Science, art, food, you name it. But there’s another field that would be adversely affected by the plan: historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). In short, Trump pulled a full-blown okey doke […]

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Fundraising, HBCU, United Negro College Fund -

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has launched its latest fundraising campaign to “Build #BetterFutures” for students attending 37 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country. During Black History Month, UNCF is hoping to raise $500,000 to help HBCU students who struggle to pay for their education. Two years ago, the reported average […]

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Grants, HBCU, United Negro College Fund -

In today’s society, earning a degree of the highest level of education does not guarantee a job before or after graduation. According to a 2013 study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, 55.9 percent of recently employed black college graduates were underemployed — or working jobs that did not require college degrees — […]

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Community, Harris-Stowe State University, HBCU Education, Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls, LeMoyne-Owen College, Morehouse College, Most Undefeated 2016, Prairie View A&M University, United Negro College Fund, Xavier University -

Get your pitch on. Rules of engagement: 10 teams. Five to six members per team. Four-and-a-half minutes to state your case. Students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) doing the stating. Slide shows. Power Point packages. Video visuals. And the most important: the vocal presentations from the students themselves. Because the right voice and […]

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Social Media, United Negro College Fund -

In the midst of a week celebrating historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has initiated a 24-hour social media campaign urging the United States Senate to #PreserveHBCUs. The campaign, which began Wednesday morning, encourages social media users, HBCU alumni and anyone else who is interested in the cause to […]

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A Conversation with The President, Barack Obama, Thurgood Marshall, United Negro College Fund -

The relationship between the nation’s first black president and the nation’s historically black colleges and universities got off to a rocky start. Just months after taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama did not push to renew a temporary $85 million pot of money earmarked for HBCUs by his Republican predecessor George W. Bush. The […]

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