Top Education Stories Affecting African-Americans in 2012

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  • Graduation Rate Narrows Between Black and White Athletes
  • African-American Students Feel More Prepared for College
  • Oprah's Academy Graduates Its First Class
  • Congress Extends Low Student Loan Interest Rate
  • Obama Sends Threat to Colleges
  • Education Equals Better Health
  • White House Hosts HBCU Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban Struck Down
  • Department of Education Pledges Funds for HBCUs
  • Morehouse to Introduce Black LGBT Course
  • NAACP Goes After NYC's Elite Schools
  • Spelman Chooses Health Over Sports
  • Affirmative Action Goes Before Supreme Court

Oprah's Academy Graduates Its First Class

Oprah Winfrey's Leadership Academy for Girls graduated its first group of 72 students in January. The young women went on to pursue higher education in South African and American universities. (Photo: Michelly Rall/Getty Images)

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