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The National Council of Negro Women Inc. and Bethune-Cookman University have launched “Advancing the Legacy,” an awareness-building and fundraising initiative created to provide ongoing support of founder Mary McLeod Bethune’s lifelong mission to ensure access to higher education for African American students. NCNW National Chair and President Johnnetta Cole, Ph.D., recently joined B-CU President E.…

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Administrators at Bethune-Cookman thought that it would be a good idea to hire Betsy DeVos to serve as the school’s 2017 commencement speaker. However, graduates and attendees of the school let it be known that DeVos was the worse possible choice. During the ceremony, DeVos, U.S. Education Secretary, received an honorary doctorate degree from the…

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The student team from Spelman College in Atlanta walked away with the winning title in Ford’s 2014 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Challenge and $75,0000 in scholarships and grants for its original community program. The competition reflects Ford’s century-long commitment to supporting the African American community, and its focus on education. Ford offers the…

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