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There's an unprecedented crisis facing America's historically black colleges



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Students Laurah Pollonais (L) and Dalicia Barker listen during a class at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in this picture taken February 12, 2009.


Across the US, historically black colleges and universities are struggling financially — and the nation's oldest public black college is even on the verge of financial collapse.

Historically black colleges and universities — known as HBCUs — have been part of American higher education for over 150 years. In the past few decades, though, the financial health of many schools has taken a turn for the worst.

HBCUs have struggled with unequal government funding, declining enrollment, and poor leadership ...


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Students of Howard University march from campus to the Lincoln Memorial to participate in the Realize the Dream Rally for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington August 24, 2013.

http://www.businessinsider.com/hbcus-may-be-more-in-danger-of-closing-than-other-schools-2015-3

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Black Pastors Protest Gay Speaker at Historically Black College
Bishop Yvette Flunder to speak at the college’s annual Garnett-Nabrit Lecture Series, March 15-18


These pastors are protesting because Bishop Flunder is an open Lesbian, legally married to another woman, and a proud and aggressive advocate of this lifestyle. In a press release, the pastors called this invitation “irresponsible, scandalous, non-biblical and certainly displeasing to God,” and requested that Dr. Forrest Harris, president of the College, rescind the invite.

Both the National Baptist Fellowship of Concerned Pastors and the American Baptist College are affiliated with the National Baptist Convention USA, which, with a reported 31,000 congregations and 7.5 million members, is the second largest predominantly black denomination in the United States ...


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Outgoing National Baptist Convention, USA president William Shaw, left, introduces newly elected president the Rev. Julius Scruggs of Huntsville at a meeting in memphis, Tenn., on Thursday. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)

http://cnsnews.com/commentary/star-...rotest-gay-speaker-historically-black-college

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The HBCU situation is bad enough, but this is ridiculous. Our educational system is failing.


Loan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials


WASHINGTON (AP) — Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master's degree that she's joined others on a "debt strike" and refusing to pay back the money ...

... That's not enough for Sarah Dieffenbacher, one of the former students participating in the effort who owes more than $100,000 in federal and private loans taken out to attend Everest College in Ontario, California.

She said she doesn't even put her studies in paralegal and criminal justice on her resume because she went to apply for jobs at law firms she was told her studies didn't count for anything. Today, she's working in collections for a property management company and can't afford the approximately $1,500 a month she owes in loans ...


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Makenzie Vasquez, from left, Pamala Hunt, Latonya Suggs, Ann Bowers, Nathan Hornes, Ashlee Schmidt, Natasha Hornes, Tasha Courtright, Michael Adorno and Sarah Dieffenbacher, pose for a picture in Washington, Monday, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Sarah Dieffenbacher, poses for a picture in Washington, Monday, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

http://news.yahoo.com/student-loan-recipients-repayment-strike-face-default-071607841--politics.html

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