SABC Seeks Applicants For the Rosewald “Robbie” Robertson Scholarship

Sacramento – The Sacramento Area Black Caucus, Inc. is now accepting applications for its annual Rosenwald “Robbie” Robertson Scholarships. The scholarships, which bear the name of the late City Councilman and community leader, will be awarded this spring. The $500 scholarships are awarded to area students who best demonstrate the standards of academic achievement, leadership, […]

Wells Fargo & First Generation Films Announce “Go College!” Initiative

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SAN FRANCISCO – Wells Fargo Education Financial Services and First Generation Films today kicked off the “Go College!” national community event initiative that will present 70 film screenings of the award-winning documentary First Generation to tens-of-thousands of high school students, parents, educators and civic and community leaders in 10 major cities across the United States throughout 2014. Go College! […]

Blacks Attend Underfunded ‘Racially Separate’ Colleges

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WASHINGTON – Despite high test scores and access to higher education, Black students often attend poorly-funded colleges and receive certificates instead of earning degrees, according to a recent report. The report titled “Separate and Unequal,” by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, found that, “White students are increasingly concentrated today, relative to […]

ANITA JOHNSON – Is a College Education Still Relevant for African Americans?

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OPINION – From the beginning, I was told by my parents to “get your college degree and get you a good job.” Coming from parents who both hold Master’s degrees, you would expect their children to follow in their footsteps and of course I took it a bit too far — I had to get […]

Pell Grant Changes Will Slow Black Graduation Rates

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WASHINGTON – In many ways, the route Bonita Rex took to college is not unusual. After graduating from high school in 2007, family issues forced her to delay enrolling in college. Two years later, thanks to Pell grants and an improved family situation, she enrolled in the Community College of Philadelphia with a focus on […]

Report Declares High College Failure Rate a National Crisis

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WASHINGTON - Facing a growing national crisis in which 46 percent of those who enter a U.S. college fail to graduate within six years, a first-of-its kind coalition of national leaders issued a call to action to make the financial aid system work better for students and the country. The double jeopardy of declining college affordability […]

Vanderbilt Divinity School Names Black Woman as Next Dean

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TENNESSEE – Dr. Emilie M. Townes, a noted Yale University scholar and administrator will be the school’s next dean, pending board approval. Townes is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African-American Religion and Theology and associate dean of academic affairs at Yale Divinity School. Townes, an American Baptist teaching and general research interests focuses […]

Higher Education Leaders to Discuss Role of Online Education in Calif.

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LOS ANGELES – Leaders in online education initiatives will convene at UCLA on January 8, 2013, to bring awareness and discuss key issues regarding the potential for online education to lower costs and improve higher education in California. The conference is sponsored by the 20 Million Minds Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to lowering the cost […]