Top Education Stories Affecting African-Americans in 2012

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  • 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
  • Graduation Rate Narrows Between Black and White Athletes
  • African-American Students Feel More Prepared for College

Education Equals Better Health

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered that those with more education tend to live healthier lifestyles. In addition, the more money a person earns, the less likely they are to develop chronic illnesses like heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. (Photo: Getty/STOCK)

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