There are close to 3,000 four-year colleges and universities in the United States. A small percentage are considered elite institutions of higher education. Degrees from these particular institutions are golden tickets, giving the recipients special access to the best opportunities in the American workforce.
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This picture came from the article ” President Obama’s message to my son: Clark, dream big dreams’ ” (The Guardian, 01/13/17). According to Clark’s mother, the picture debuted on Instagram and has since floated around on the internet. It was even featured on President Barack Obama’s website last month. In light of the election results, recent events and the current climate in Washington, it is particularly powerful image to reflect on as we enter Black History Month.
Soon after Hidden Figures was acknowledged with three Oscar nominations, a woman named Raye Montague spoke with Good Morning America about her own experience as a “hidden figure” in the Navy, Yahoo reports. Continue reading This Woman Was The Navy’s “Hidden Figure”
The home improvement mega store awarded emergency student aid to more than 200 graduating seniors. Continue reading Lowe’s Gives $500,000 In Emergency Funds To Support HBCU Students
One in four cowboys was black. So why aren’t they more present in popular culture? Continue reading The Lesser-Known History of African-American Cowboys
Social Media Initiative Spotlights African Americans’ Contributions to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Continue reading National Society of Black Engineers Launches #BlackSTEMLikeMe Campaign
Discussion and Mixer Will Continue NSBE’s #BlackSTEMLikeMe Campaign, Spotlighting African Americans’ Contributions to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Continue reading National Society of Black Engineers and Boeing to Host ‘Hidden Figures’ Event at Stanford University
Bessie Coleman broke multiple barriers when she took flight in 1921, and became the first African-American woman to earn a pilot’s license. Continue reading Bessie Coleman and the women pilots history shouldn’t forget
Discussion and Mixer Will Continue NSBE’s #BlackSTEMLikeMe Campaign, Spotlighting African Americans’ Contributions to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Continue reading National Society of Black Engineers and Boeing to Host ‘Hidden Figures’ Event at IMPACT hub Oakland
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to reflect on a visionary leader for social justice, the progress our country has made, and the work we still have to do. It is also a “day on” that inspires service across the nation, for as Dr. King said, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” This year, we have the unique opportunity to approach service with fresh eyes, and the ability to move toward making a Service Year — in which young adults ages 18 to 28 from all backgrounds, commit to a year of full-time service — a common expectation across our country. Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reminds Us All That Service Is What Makes America Great
The University of Minnesota Libraries, in partnership with the Penumbra Theatre Company, is launching Umbra Search African American History Continue reading Umbra Search African American History makes Black History freely available
Pomona College’s Board of Trustees has named G. Gabrielle Starr as the school’s next president, the first time a woman and African American has been appointed to lead the Claremont liberal arts institution. Continue reading Pomona College’s new president will be the first woman and African American to lead the campus