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Category Archives: ReSkill America

HBCU Online Education Offers Perfect Balance

The U.S. Department of Education (National Center for Education Statistics, 2011) reported that Blacks are more likely to enroll and complete their entire academic undergraduate coursework online (Moore, 2014). This was more than any other demographic group. However, others are jumping on the … Read More…

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Women Leave Science Careers

The MIT Technology Review reported that even though equal amounts of men and women pursue graduate degrees in science a significant number of women leave science careers both in the private sector and academia. Why women leave science careers? Apparently the reasons are … Read More…

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Trump’s Executive Order on Federal Student Loans Could Give Biden Trouble

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos officially implemented measures that will extend the deferment of federal student loans via the CARES Act. The extension not only pauses loan payments on student loans but reduces the interest to 0 percent through December 2020. While the current … Read More…

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Delaware State University Buys Wesley College

This is unusual.  This is good! Spend a few minutes online googling “HBCU” and you will find articles that are quick to address the financial woes faced by many of these colleges and universities. So to see the news that Delaware State University, affectionately … Read More…

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Black Teen Unemployment High During Coronavirus

The US Department of Labor released the employment numbers for July 2020.  The July jobs report showed non farm payroll went up by 1.8 million jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2%. This reflects people returning to work as companies slowly reopened. … Read More…

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Career, Work, Jobs and Social Justice in the Coronavirus Era

Career, work and jobs have always been at the crux of social justice movements in the United States. The examples are many. The very founding of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in 1837, as the Institute for Colored Youth, had career, work, jobs and social … Read More…

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Retail is Booming. Retail is Dying. Which is it and What Does it Mean for Careers?

On one hand some will say that retail is booming. Amazon, the online retail giant sought to hire 175,000 additional workers during the Coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the latest 2020 jobs report showed that a total of 740,000 new retail jobs … Read More…

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College Grants For More Than Just Tuition in Virginia

The state of Virginia is looking to help students with college grants to cover cost of living, not just tuition.  It is verifiable truth that college students spend precious financial aid dollars on a lot more than tuition. Textbooks cost an arm and … Read More…

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