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FUTURE Act Passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday afternoon that would permanently fund historically black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions, as well as simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and eliminate paperwork for income-driven student loan repayment plans.
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Why ‘HBCU vs. PWI’ Is Not Always About Choice

Ishmale Powell is a 15-year-old high school graduate whose story has gone viral—not just because of his scholastic achievement and age — but because he has to crowdsource for his post-secondary education despite having a 4.5 grade point average, 1130 SAT score, and 22 ACT score). READ MORE

By the Numbers:

HBCUs have produced 30 Pro Football Hall of Fame members…There are seven NBA  members and 3 coaches in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame…the National Track & Field Hall has 12 members and seven coaches…only three members have reached the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame; 10- Canadian Football League; Olympics- 20 men and 29 women and counting. READ MORE