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UNCF Announces First African-American Chair of Its Board; Black Twitter Responds With Surprise and Confusion

Milton H. Jones, Jr. Photo: uncf.org On Monday, the United Negro College Fund announced that Milton Jones. Jr, a businessman and civic leader in Atlanta, had been named chairman of the UNCF board. It would have been an interesting, though not that remarkable, bit of news—except that UNCF pointed out in the first line of […]

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United Negro College Fund Elects First Ever African American Chair Of The Board In Its Nearly 77-Year History

NewsOne Featured Video The historic firsts for Black folks just keep pouring in. This time it manifested itself in the form of one of the foremost organizations providing financial aid and broad support for Black college students announcing the recent election of its first-ever African American chairman of the board. The United Negro College Fund […]

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NBA All-Star Weekend Was a Love Letter to HBCUs

Image: NBA Where shall we begin? Yes, Team LeBron put the beats on Team Durant with a 170-150 victory during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, but anyone who watched Sunday’s festivities knows the real winners were the HBCUs that the league put at the forefront. Prior to NBA All-Star Weekend, the NBA and National Basketball […]

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HBCUs, Communities of Color Impacted by COVID-19 Will Be the Real Winners During NBA All-Star Weekend

Lance Thomas of the Brooklyn Nets gestures as he and teammates kneel in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement prior to an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 13, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo: Ashley Landis-Pool (Getty Images) […]

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#FreeGame: What You Need To Know About The Viral Post On Student Loan Payments

A viral meme catapulted into internet infamy over the last week, promising a piece of financial relief under the burdensome weight of student loans. Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, a personal finance expert, television-radio personality and author who is also known as The Money Coach shared on Instagram what she said was a little known fact regarding The […]

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