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Don’t be fooled: College is indispensable to black empowerment

Like his Biblical namesake, author Paul Tough has spent his career evangelizing. His gospel is the potential of college education to transform the lives of individuals and communities, if only the structural barriers to a degree can be overcome.   Tough recently visited Detroit to talk about his latest book, which makes a …

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Michelle Obama opens up about dropping Sasha off at college

Michelle Obama couldn’t help but get “a little emotional” when she and former president Barack Obama dropped off their youngest daughter at college in the fall. The former first lady spoke with People about the moment she and her husband officially became empty-nesters after Sasha, 18, embarked on the next …

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Berea College: Has a US university cracked student debt?

Image copyright Holly Honderich The cost of further education is reshaping America. But as tuition prices soar across the country, one university in Kentucky has found a way to cover the costs. There’s just one catch – the students have to work for it. “Scholarships or student loans”. These were …

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