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'Hidden Figures' leads to math scholarship for LeMoyne-Owen College students



The "Hidden Figures" movie and book — which tell the true story of three African-American female mathematicians working at NASA who played an …
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First generation college graduate beats statistics – The Pioneer


Today nearly 4.6 million African Americans hold a college degree. I am proud to be the first African American in my family to get a bachelor’s degree. I decided to participate in the CSU East Bay Black graduation on June 6. As the day came closer the reality set in, I was racing to get things together and organized. I was trying to get an appointment set up, plan a celebration, and finish school. It was exciting and overwhelming at the same time.

This is so unreal for me because I never thought that I would go to college. I honestly never thought that I would leave my hometown of Stockton. That place is known to suck the life out of someone. It’s hard to prosper and achieve. A lot of the young high school students out there were starting families before they even completed high school….

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Sunstein: Law should tread lightly on college admissions



Sure, a plus for African-American candidates has the same effect as a minus for all other applicants. But under current law, that's perfectly permissible …
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Bible college principle swaps the UK for the Caribbean


After almost two decades in his current role, Dr Steve Brady (pictured left) is joining First Baptist Church on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands.

He said: “It has been a real tussle in decision-making for me, since I have been so privileged to have been at Moorlands College these many years.

 

“I am so grateful for all the love, support, prayer and friendship I have experienced here, not least in these last six months since my dear Brenda’s passing.”

In a note to colleagues, Dr Steve Brady said he has been associated with First Baptist for 20 years and he will leave Moorlands by the end of the year.

He continued: “Although, I expect my tenure as Principal of Moorlands will conclude by the end of this…

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How Xavier University sends more black grads to medical school than almost any other college


Even at a young age Lawrence Cresswell knew he wanted to be a doctor. As a high schooler in New York, he participated in a program at the University of Rochester and remembers asking students there about potential pre-med programs.

He was pointed to Xavier University in New Orleans.

Over the years this small private university has built a reputation in successfully graduating some of the highest numbers of black pre-med students in the country. In 2017, the Association of American College’s reported that with 103 pre-med graduates, Xavier was second only to Howard University in Washington D.C. in graduating the highest numbers of pre-med students who identify as either black or African American.

Those efforts are significant considering the chronic underrepresentation of African…

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Around Town: Former Cantonian Kimberlé Crenshaw honored by Smith College



The African American Policy Forum and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies awarded former Cantonian Kimberlé Crenshaw, with …
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