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HBCUs 101: Your Black College Journey Starts Here

If you've ever stomped the yard at Howard, strolled at Spelman or cheered in the stands at a FAMU football game, you already know that attending one of our nation's 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities is more than an academic experience. The spirit and camaraderie of black college living is a lifestyle - the HBCU lifestyle! is committed to keeping you connected to the black college living experience, bringing you the latest news on everything, from scholarships and dorm living to Greek life and alumni giving.

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Many Americans dream of entrepreneurship. To be your own boss, make your own hours, and reap all the rewards of your hard work for yourself and your family — that’s the American Dream. But U.S. Census data indicates that only 48.8 percent of new small businesses started between 1977 and 2000 lasted five years. Of […]

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At its core, writing a good resume is a lot like staging your furniture when you sell a house. If the people who visit your home can picture themselves living there, they’re a lot more likely to buy it. In the same way, if the people who review your resume can see themselves working with […]

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HBCUHacks Tour Comes to Grambling State University

On March 20-22, Black Founders will bring their HBCUHacks program to Grambling State University. HBCUHacks is a series of weekend hackathons that introduce students at historically black colleges and universities to technology careers and entrepreneurship. Black Founders has made Grambling State University the next stop on their HBCUHacks hackathon tour. Black Founders’ HBCUHacks program visits […]

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