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For African-Americans, Determining Native American Ancestry Often a Challenge

Many African-Americans claim some Native ancestry, often based on family oral history passed through the generations but frequently undocumented.

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and University of Phoenix recently announced a partnership to offer online courses to students at HBCUs across the country.

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Declining enrollment has unsurprisingly led to a domino effect, reducing the resources available to students on campus and making the HBCU experience less attractive to students choosing between a plethora of higher education options.

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Instead of asking deficit-oriented questions, we should change our mindset and ask new questions to uncover how HBCUs are supporting students despite the challenges they encounter.

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In the wake of the sweeping GOP take-over of Congress last week, Dr. Pedro Noguera says he believes that efforts to improve urban education in the United States and other parts of the world will likely be stalled.

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Though most HBCUs focus their language instruction on the traditional standbys, Spanish or French, a handful are moving in a new direction: developing Chinese programs.

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Xavier University of Louisiana has been named the lead institution of the 100,000 Strong Foundation’s “Advance Louisiana – Educating a Globally-Competent Workforce” initiative.

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The recently-released memoir, No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior’s Life from Black Power to Education Reform, recounts Fuller’s education and evolution.

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The Association for Black Culture Centers focused on the continued importance of cultural centers in today’s society.

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As President Barack Obama hits the midpoint of his second term, many have begun to consider what will be his legacy, particularly as it relates to education.

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