Top Education Stories Affecting African-Americans in 2012

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  • 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
  • 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

Department of Education Pledges Funds for HBCUs

In an attempt to overturn the costly effects that budget cuts have had on historically Black colleges and universities, the U.S. Department of Education announced that 97 HBCUs will receive $227.9 million in federal funding for grants. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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