Top Education Stories Affecting African-Americans in 2012

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  • 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
  • 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

Spelman Chooses Health Over Sports

Spelman decided to use the school's $1 million athletics department budget and put it into a new wellness program instead. The college hopes the health initiative helps its all-female student body learn about preventive measures for illnesses that are prevalent in our community such as diabetes, obesity and breast cancer. (Photo: David M Simpson/

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