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Delaware State University Buys Wesley College

This is unusual.  This is good! You only have to spend a few minutes online googling HBCU institutions to 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 … 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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You Still Have to Excel in Your Virtual Internship

Kudos to you for landing a summer internship during this pandemic. In all fairness, we wouldn’t have held it against you if you had not. It has been a trying year and having to abruptly leave campus, many HBCU students did not even … 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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Rail Careers are Worth Exploring

Did you know that median wages for rail careers last year was $57,160? I would guess that most people don’t know that. In fact, I have found that most people don’t know much about careers in transportation at all. As a former Air Traffic Controller myself, … Read More…

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It’s Official! Paul Quinn Is The First HBCU Work College

After a two-year application process, Paul Quinn College has become the first HBCU to meet the Department of Education’s standards for the “work college” designation. As of Monday morning, Paul Quinn now joins seven other institutions trailblazing this new method for potentially reducing … Read More…

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Online Education Offers The Perfect Balance

The U.S. Department of Education (National Center for Education Statistics, 2011)reported that African Americans are more likely than any other demographic group to enroll and complete their entire academic undergraduate coursework online (Moore, 2014). Although, African Americans are increasingly accessing online education programs, … Read More…

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