Archive | February 26, 2013

Federal student loan changes hamper black college enrollment

February 26, 2013

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Federal student loan changes hamper black college enrollment By Brock Vergakis The Associated Press ATLANTA — Ariadne Partlow dreamed of graduating Spelman College and moving on to medical school, but instead of studying biology this semester, she worked at a fast-food Chinese restaurant. The Jackson, Tenn., native was among thousands of students who unexpectedly either […]

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U.S. Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word “Negro” to describe African Americans

February 26, 2013

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U.S. Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word “Negro” to describe African Americans By Hope Yen Associated Press WASHINGTON— After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word “Negro” to describe black Americans in surveys. Instead of the term that came into use during the Jim Crow era […]

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