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HBCU Grads Fuel Surge in Science, Engineering Doctorates

HBCU Grads Fuel Surge in Science, Engineering Doctorates

More and more Blacks are obtaining doctoral degrees in science and engineering and historically Black colleges and universities are largely responsible, according to the National Science Foundation. The proportion of doctorates awarded to Blacks by tertiary education institutions in the United States rose from 4.2 percent in 1991 to 6.1 percent in 2011. In the […]

Rep. Hank Johnson Helps Secure HBCU Funds

Rep. Hank Johnson Helps Secure HBCU Funds

Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) has helped secure $5 million to increase funding for science research at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority institutions (MIs). The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) “marked up” or amended and approved the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week. In a 15-hour marathon session, the […]

Latest Census Bureau Report Shows African-Americans Lead Ethnic Internet Users

Latest Census Bureau Report Shows African-Americans Lead Ethnic Internet Users

According to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau, Black households continue to outnumber all ethnic (non-White) households that reported using the Internet. The study says 56.9 percent of all Black homes – or 15.3 million – reported online access and usage in 2011. Among Hispanic households, 14.2 million reported usage, and 4.7 million […]

Book Challenges Stereotypes of Poor Fathers

Book Challenges Stereotypes of Poor Fathers

“Doing The Best I Can” delves into the lives of poor men who have children outside of marriage and their “New Package Deals” ‑ the direct and intimate relationships with their children that are independent of a relationship with the mother. — submitted photo Across the political spectrum, unwed fatherhood is viewed as the scourge […]

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