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Walt Disney Donates $1 Million In Scholarships To The United Negro College Fund

African American students will have more opportunities to fund college due to Walt Disney and The United Negro College Fund. The Walt Disney Company announced today that it is partnering with UNCF by providing a $1 million commitment of scholarships and ...

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March 11, 2015
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Support UNCF and enter to win a new car

While tickets for the United Negro College Fund's Mayor's Mask Ball are sold out, you can still support the cause and earn the chance to win a new car. WDSU is a proud sponsor of the United Negro College Fund Mayor's Masked Ball and higher education for ...

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March 13, 2015
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Family of killed NYPD Det. Duncan asks for United Negro College Fund donations

NYPD Det. Paul Elgin Duncan, right, was a proponent of higher education, and his wife, Rechelle, left, and other family members are asking mourners to donate to the United Negro College Fund. Duncan was killed Friday by a wrong-way driver. The family of ...

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March 2, 2015
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The Walt Disney Company Announces Corporate Scholars Program

The Walt Disney Company announced today it is partnering with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) through a $1 million commitment to provide scholarships and professional tools to African American students. The Walt Disney Corporate Scholars Program will ...

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March 6, 2015
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Disney Pledges $1 Million to United Negro College Fund

The money will be used to create scholarships for high-achieving African American students The Walt Disney Company announced a $1 million commitment to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) on Friday. The UNCF, one of the leading minority scholarship ...

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March 6, 2015
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The Like List: See Johnny Gill perform in Birmingham at UNCF Masked Ball

North. It's an annual benefit organized by the Birmingham office of the United Negro College Fund, intended to raise money for scholarships. The agenda starts at 6 p.m. and includes a reception, dinner, dancing, a parade of masks and Gill's concert.

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March 13, 2015
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Honoree makes it just in time to gala after escaping plane crash

Julian Jones — who was a passenger on the Delta jet that skidded off the runway at La Guardia — was hitting town to attend the United Negro College Fund gala as an outstanding Koch Scholar at Western Carolina University. But after escaping the plane ...

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March 7, 2015
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Tuskegee University: Retool Your School!

Tuskegee Institute served as a primary location of the government’s Civilian Pilot Training Program. The program was introduced by Dr. Frederick Patterson, who was also credited with the creation of the United Negro College Fund.

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March 9, 2015
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Classy black tie gala leads to scholarship funds

There is a popular slogan made famous by the United Negro College Fund, which says, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste". Lee Session, owner of Mr. Hair Do Designs, a barbershop located at 1501 N. Patterson Park Avenue in Baltimore, truly understands and ...

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March 4, 2015
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Happy 60th Birthday, Disneyland: 15 Financial Facts You Never Knew About Disney

However, counterfeit tickets resulted in 28,000 people showing up. 4. Disney donated $1 million to the United Negro College Fund in March 2015. Disney’s contribution to the UNCF will provide financial assistance and scholarships to low-income ...

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March 13, 2015
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Rev. Quann: A daily ‘Act of Kindness’ will be its own reward

the United Negro College Fund, Interfaith Housing Alliance that supports homeless families, and many other worthy causes. We may never reach the wealth and success of Steve Harvey, but we can follow his lead and the Word of God by doing “Acts of Kindness”.

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March 15, 2015
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Disney Makes $1 Million Commitment to United Negro College Fund

The Walt Disney Co. has made a $1 million commitment to the United Negro College Fund to provide scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. The scholarships are for students who have a demonstrated interest in ...

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March 6, 2015
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The first family attends ‘Bloody Sunday’ anniversary events, while artist Olly Murs house-hunts: Which VIP had the best weekend?

From the United Negro College Fund Mayor’s Masked Ball to #Selma50 anniversary events in Alabama notables, such as the Obamas, Musiq Soulchild, and actor Danny Glover, had a celebratory weekend. Let’s see them in action: Guest toques Jeff Black ...

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March 9, 2015
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Delaware Valley branch of United Negro College Fund launches fundraising

Radnor >> Northwest Philadelphia played a pivotal role in the formation of a new fundraising arm for the United Negro College Fund. The new Delaware Valley UNCF Women of Faith for Education has Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, with campuses in Germantown ...

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March 10, 2015
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Putting ND’s lessons into action

Lyght Scholarship at Notre Dame. In 1995 – just four years after earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Notre Dame – Lyght donated “substantially” to the United Negro College Fund as part of the NFL’s Golden Circle program. Lyght was 26 ...

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March 6, 2015
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Jussie Smollett, K. Michelle, Estelle More to Perform At UNCF's 'An Evening of Stars'

It’s that time of year when the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) throws its annual “An Evening of Stars” gala, the event that supports people of color in higher education, especially at HBCUs. The festivities will take place in Atlanta, Georgia at ...

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March 18, 2015
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Super rich and super generous philanthropists

His donations included $600,000 to the United Negro College Fund, $100,000 to the Children’s Defense Fund, $500,000 to Elizabeth Taylor’s AIDS Foundation, and over 35 others, for an estimated total of over $300 million given to charity all together.

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March 19, 2015
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Delaware Valley branch of United Negro College Fund launches fundraising

Radnor >> Northwest Philadelphia played a pivotal role in the formation of a new fundraising arm for the United Negro College Fund. The new Delaware Valley UNCF Women of Faith for Education has Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, with campuses in Germantown ...

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March 8, 2015
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“LEAP Supports D.C.’s 1st Inaugural UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball”

Mayor Muriel Bowser, and D.C. Chancellor of Public Schools Kaya Henderson, co-host a masked ball to raise funds in support of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Mar. 11, 2015 / PRZen / WASHINGTON -- On Saturday, March 7 th, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and ...

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March 11, 2015
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Jorden ends frustrating season with Classic victory

On Friday, Jorden said she did feel a little better after getting awarded the most valuable player award at the United Negro College Fund All Star Classic but, “I still wish I could have helped (Strawberry Crest) more.” The sprain for Jorden was so bad ...

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March 7, 2015
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The Walt Disney Company Announces Corporate Scholars Program

The Walt Disney Company announced today it is partnering with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) through a $1 million commitment to provide scholarships and professional tools to African American students. The Walt Disney Corporate Scholars Program will ...

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March 6, 2015
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Week Ahead: Education events, foreclosure report; village elections, new United Way chief, Zoo master plan

The City of Rochester, the Rochester City School District, and the United Negro College Fund will hold three events on Friday, March 20. The first is the “Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair” for area students in 11th and 12th grades.

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March 16, 2015
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K. Michelle, Yolanda Adams, Anthony Anderson, Jussie Smollett (‘Empire’) at Atlanta UNCF benefit

For the third year, “Black-ish” actor and comic Anthony Anderson will be hosting the April 12, 2015 benefit for the United Negro College Fund (now known just as UNCF) at the Atlanta Civic Center. BET will air the event on April 25. “Empire” star ...

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March 16, 2015
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The class divide goes to college

Michael Lomax, president of the United Negro College Fund, dropped in on the editorial board last week to tout historically black colleges and universities as key vehicles of upward mobility for low-income youth. One of his key points: that President Obama ...

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April 25, 2015
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Celebs donate $500,000 scholarships to students on UNCF show

The actor-comedian and other celebrities, through their foundations, teamed up with the United Negro College Fund to donate scholarships to worthy students who are getting their college degrees. "My parents couldn't afford sending me to school, so I ...

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April 25, 2015
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Why Is It Still Called The United Negro College Fund? – ‘The Why’

So why is it still called the United Negro College Fund anyway? Is it partially due to the fact that this bit of so-called political-incorrectness works for them? You don’t see many rappers complaining about the word “n*gger”, do you? They just spell ...

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April 20, 2015
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Celebrities donate $500,000 in scholarships to students in need at UNCF 'An Evening of Stars'

The actor-comedian and other celebrities through their foundations teamed up with the United Negro College Fund to donate scholarships to worthy students who are farthing their education. (AP Photo/Bernadette Tuazon,File)" ATLANTA - Anthony Anderson can ...

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April 25, 2015
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Big Sean, Usher & Kevin Hart Join 'Black-ish' Star Anthony Anderson to Donate $500,000 for Scholarships

That's why Black-ish star Anthony Anderson joined forces with Usher, Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Toni Braxton, Kevin Hart and other celebrities to grant scholarships of more than $500,000 to future college students through the United Negro College Fund ...

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April 25, 2015
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Koch brothers are American-born, but not George Soros

One of the funds they donate to is the United Negro College Fund — how “evil” of them. Whereas the moneybags for the Democratic Party is Hungarian-born George Soros. He made his money breaking down banks and currency speculation. The above ...

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April 25, 2015
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Celebrity odds and ends

In 1944, the United Negro College Fund was founded. In 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway opened to shipping. In 1964, vandals sawed off the head of the "Little Mermaid" statue in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1974, the "Carnation Revolution" took place in Portugal ...

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April 25, 2015
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Former Brown University president to address DePauw commencement

She retired in 2012. Simmons is the recipient of many honors, including a Fulbright Fellowship to France, the 2001 President's Award from the United Negro College Fund, the 2002 Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, the 2004 Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill ...

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April 24, 2015
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UNCF president seeks new generation of donors

WASHINGTON — Michael Lomax, head of the United Negro College Fund, isn’t shy about ruffling feathers for his cause. Lomax made headlines last year when he unapologetically announced a $25 million grant from Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch ...

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April 11, 2015
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Tampa Bay AT&T employees honored with service awards

Andrew Hall, of Tampa, was awarded a Silver award. Hall serves as president of AT&T Pioneers, Tampa and is chair of Leadership Council Development for the United Negro College Fund, Tampa. Carrie Burchett, of Lutz, received the Bronze President’s ...

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April 22, 2015
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Politicizing the United Negro College Fund

Saunders is African-American, as are many members of AFSCME, so his support of such an important institution as the United Negro College Fund is entirely relevant and not "charity" but solidarity, exactly what labor unions do. Charles Koch and his brother ...

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November 12, 2014
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AP Interview: UNCF president seeks new generation of donors

Michael Lomax, head of the United Negro College Fund, isn't shy about ruffling feathers for his cause. Lomax made headlines last year when he unapologetically announced a $25 million grant from Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation — a ...

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April 11, 2015
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AP Interview: UNCF president seeks new generation of donors

FILE - In this June 5, 2014 file photo, Michael Lomax, president of the United Negro College Fund, poses for a portrait by a painted mural in Washington. The United Negro College Fund is perhaps best known for its slogan: “A mind is a terrible thing to ...

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April 11, 2015
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Headed to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

ATLANTA, Georgia - When Ms. Justine Boyd, Atlanta-based Regional Development Director of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), arrives in Nassau on Friday, May 8, 2015, for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival she will already be in possession of her tickets for the ...

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May 8, 2015
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Sanchez senior named Gates Millennium Scholar

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program is the flagship scholarship program of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The GMS program removes the financial barriers to education for high-performing, low-income students. Valencia is the recipient of the ...

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May 1, 2015
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Gates Millennium Scholar: DOHS senior plans to be a politician - or president

He recently learned that he was one of 11 students in the state to receive a scholarship from the United Negro College Fund’s flagship program, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program. A total of 1,000 students in the 2015 class nationwide will be awarded ...

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May 10, 2015
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Bernie Sanders Vows To Tackle Wealthiest; Which Ones?

But what about Bill Gates? The richest man in the world gives huge chunks of money to efforts that liberals like, such as the $1.5 billion donation to the United Negro College Fund. And Gates gives lots of money to Democratic candidates. In 2012 ...

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May 1, 2015
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North High senior represents Iowa as sole Gates scholarship recipient

president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund. In order to qualify, Jenkins, Native American by birth, had to maintain a 3.3 or higher grade-point average and enroll as a first-year student at an accredited institution. She also was required to write ...

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May 6, 2015
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12 Civil Rights Groups Oppose Opting Out. It Could Have Been 28.

and the United Negro College Fund. Even more interesting still: One of the groups that chose not to sign is the often-outspoken, annual-test-loving, amply-Gates-funded Education Trust, led by Kati Haycock. So yes, 12 civil rights groups did come together ...

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May 11, 2015
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Local Student Wins UNCF Scholarship

Only 1,000 students across the nation received the United Negro College Fund’s Gates Millennium Scholarship, and one of them is from Santa Clarita. The local recipient is Carmelle Millar, a senior at Academy of the Canyons. The Gates scholarship can be ...

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May 4, 2015
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12 low-income, minority high-schoolers from South Bay, Harbor Area named Gates Millenium Scholars

senior vice president of programs and services for the United Negro College Fund. “I am confident that this cohort of extraordinary students will add to the depth and breadth of the GMS program.”

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May 11, 2015
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Celebrating Dr. Norman Francis at his last Xavier University commencement: Editorial

He's an Army veteran. He led the United Negro College Fund. He was chairman of the board of the Educational Testing Service, and he holds 35 honorary degrees." President Bush then mentioned the work Dr. Francis did after Hurricane Katrina, not only quickly ...

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May 9, 2015
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Paul L. Vance, 83, longtime educator from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.

Washington St., Rockville, Md. Friends may call at 6 p.m. tomorrow . Donations may be made to the Paul Vance Sr. Scholarship Fund, www.mcpsfoundation.org., or the United Negro College Fund, www.uncf.org.

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May 7, 2015
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Federal college ratings will hurt colleges and students

Along with the 33 other private HBCUs that belong to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), we have a track record of enrolling and graduating students from low-income families, the students the nation most needs to get on the path to college and stay there.

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May 10, 2015
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De Anza High senior named as one of nation’s 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars

The program is administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Applicants must be from a minority background with a minimum 3.3 GPA and have demonstrated leadership through community service or other extracurricular activities. Gill, of El Sobrante ...

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May 3, 2015
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Honoring black writers: 25 books for your summer reading

At the time, married to Michael Lomax, now head of the United Negro College Fund, she worked with Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first African-American mayor. Things I Should Have Told My Daughter charts not only the political fights but also the pull she ...

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May 25, 2015
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Senior at Selma High awarded Gates Millennium Scholarship

The scholarship, which is part of the United Negro College Fund, allows recipients to pursue a degree in any undergraduate major and select graduate programs at accredited colleges and universities.

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May 17, 2015
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UNCF Announces New Michael Jackson and Ray Charles Scholarships

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is putting the icon status of Michael Jackson and Ray Charles towards a great cause with the establishment of two new scholarship programs. A press release reveals the Michael Jackson scholarship will provide financial ...

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May 19, 2015
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UALR alumna named to post with Little Rock Police

She is a recipient of the United Negro College Fund Scholarship, Bush Presidential Scholarship, and a Bowen Law PLUS participant. She also served as a congressional intern under former U.S. Congressman Vic Snyder. Brown has participated in community ...

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May 20, 2015
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Is pricey Shaw a model for retaining affordability amid regentrification?

The large complex was funded in part by a Federal Housing Administration federal loan and is home to the Mockingbird Hill sherry bar, the United Negro College Fund offices and upscale apartments — some of which have been designated “affordable.”

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May 21, 2015
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Selma student awarded Gates Millennium Scholarship

The scholarship, which is part of the United Negro College Fund, allows recipients to pursue a degree in any undergraduate major and select graduate programs at accredited colleges and universities. She plans to attend Auburn University to major in ...

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May 17, 2015
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Claflin senior chosen for Santee Cooper summer environmental internship

A student in the Alice Carson Tisdale Honors College, Jones received a $9,000 Medtronic Scholarship through the United Negro College Fund. He said the take-away from his work as a mentor is allowing youth to see someone succeeding who is not far removed in ...

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May 24, 2015
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United negro college fund announces 2015 michael jackson and ray charles foundation scholarships

The United Negro College Fund has announced two new scholarship programs that are now accepting applications – the Michael Jackson Scholarship and the Ray Charles Endowed Scholarship. The Michael Jackson scholarship provides financial assistance to ...

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May 15, 2015
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Michelle Obama honors late Gates Millennium Scholar, aerospace engineer from Flint

He also received support from the United Negro College Fund. He chose Tuskegee because he wanted to attend a historically black college or university (HBCU), and because of the history of the Tuskegee Airmen — the group of black pilots who fought in ...

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May 21, 2015
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Robert Meade Henry, 72, of Bethesda

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Smile Train (he too was born with a cleft lip: http://www.smiletrain.org/) or the United Negro College Fund (http://www.uncf.org/) — Information from the Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Homes ...

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May 13, 2015
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(BPRW) Transparency Helps Drive Equity

For decades, civil rights groups such as the United Negro College Fund have fought to draw attention to the injustices that continue to plague America. Over the years, we have encountered resistance to our efforts to unearth truths we would rather not ...

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June 9, 2015
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Country music’s next star is a young black woman. That’s not as ‘Crazy’ as it sounds.

to her Facebook fans after performing at the United Negro College Fund’s “An Evening of Stars” — it also reminds us that black artists have long been woven into country’s fabric. It’s tempting to think of her as something brand new, but she isn ...

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June 10, 2015
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The United Negro College Fund Announces New Michael Jackson & Ray Charles Scholarships

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is channeling the golden hearts of the iconic Michael Jackson and Ray Charles to dole out scholarships for high-achieving students in need, EurWeb reports. The Michael Jackson scholarship will provide financial aid ...

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May 19, 2015
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Newswire : Koch Brothers donate $25 million to the United Negro College Fund

The ultra- conservative Koch Brothers have announced that they have donated $25 million to the United Negro College Fund, whose members include 37 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The donation from the Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch ...

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June 11, 2014
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WTVC To Air UNCF An Evening Of Stars Saturday

The United Negro College Fund presents its annual UNCF An Evening of Stars, a celebrity-packed evening of entertainment that raises money and awareness for minority higher education. UNCF has partnered with leading artists and their personal foundations to ...

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June 9, 2015
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Fourth Annual ETC Foundation Golf Outing Set for July 20

Contributions to Marist College, the United Negro College Fund, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., as well as adopt a family programs for the holidays have also been part of recent givebacks, she said. “We’re getting such wonderful support,” Mrs. Coombs ...

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June 7, 2015
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Rare honor: Two O-W students named Gates Millennium Scholars

Martin Aduma and David Quick Jr. know the value of hard work and recently saw the fruits of their labor pay off after being selected to receive scholarships from the United Negro College Fund’s flagship program. Aduma and Quick, seniors at Orangeburg ...

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June 7, 2015
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Museum names 2015 Living Legends

J. Briscoe Elementary School. She serves on the boards of numerous nonprofit agencies, including Performing Arts Fort Worth and the leadership committee of the United Negro College Fund. Business: Martha Singleton Toombs She is first black female to be ...

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June 13, 2015
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Helping students beat the odds

Helping students beat the odds The United Negro College Fund’s flagship scholarship program, the Gates Millennium Scholarship removes the financial barriers to education for high-performing students from low-income families. Check out this story on ...

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June 7, 2015
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Be 'disturbers of the unjust peace,' civil rights leader Vernon Jordan tells Stanford graduates

Jordan, who is a senior managing director of an investment banking firm, and senior counsel at a Washington, D.C., law firm, was a leading figure in the civil rights movement, and a former director of the United Negro College Fund, who fought to abolish ...

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June 12, 2015
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UNCF An Evening of Stars

Today we were joined by Michelle Harper, the UNCF Board Chair of Portland. For more information about the United Negro College Fund, visit their website. Previous Article Portland Center Stage: "Three Days of Rain"

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June 2, 2015
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3 Polk Grads Are Gates Millennium Scholars

The scholarship program, funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by the United Negro College Fund, gives high-performing minority students a free ride to the college or university of their choice, once accepted. "Through their ...

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June 12, 2015
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Minority Students, Don't Be a Student Loan Statistic

Bridges, vice president for research and member engagement at the United Negro College Fund. • Black and Latino students attend for-profit institutions at higher rates than other students, says the Center for Responsible Lending. Among the overall ...

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June 17, 2015
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John Colon: Fund education progress

This includes serving as a mentor in the Take Stock in Children program, chairman of the UNCF -- formerly in the United Negro College Fund (Sarasota Manatee chapter) -- and commissioner for the Sarasota Housing Authority. Each child, youth and young adult ...

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June 6, 2015
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United Negro College Fund Receives $25 Million Grant From The Koch Brothers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United Negro College Fund announced a $25 million grant Friday from Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation — a large donation from the conservative powerhouse Koch name that Democrats have sought to vilify ...

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June 9, 2014
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Recap: U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference, June 29

Chancellor Timothy White of the California State University system, Wanda Austin of The Aerospace Corporation, Antonio Flores of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and Michael Lomax of the United Negro College Fund offered their remarks ...

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July 1, 2015
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Several Indian American scholars awarded Gates Millennium Scholarship

The program is administered by the United Negro College Fund and partner organizations including the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, and the American Indian Graduate Center. Since its inception ...

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July 2, 2015
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Radio One’s Sheila Stewart Passes Away

Sheila Stewart was an award winning media figure whose career ... a million dollars for charities such as The Susan Komen Race For The Cure, The United Negro College Fund, National Congress of Black Women; The 100 Black Men of America; The National ...

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October 23, 2013
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Debunking the many myths surrounding the human brain

All of these facts make me think of the old commercial for the United Negro College Fund which still is true: the mind is a terrible thing to waste.

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June 23, 2015
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UNCF hosting Masked Ball on February 28

The Dallas chapter of the United Negro College Fund (UNC) is hosting its signature Masked Ball event on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Omni Hotel Downtown Dallas. Each year, UNCF recognizes the extraordinary work of corporations and individuals who have made ...

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February 27, 2015
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Anthony Anderson, Kevin Hart and Usher Among Celebs That Donated $500K in College Scholarships

ATLANTA (AP) — Anthony Anderson can recall when he worried about scrounging ... The actor-comedian and other celebrities, through their foundations, teamed up with the United Negro College Fund to donate scholarships to worthy students who are getting ...

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Hollywood Reporter
April 25, 2015
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United Negro College Fund's masked ball helps Twin Cities students

The United Negro College Fund threw a masked ball. But it wasn’t all about wearing fanciful disguises. MASKED also is an acronym for Mankind Assisting Students Kindle Educational Dreams. For the third annual black-tie benefit, guests donned masks — and ...

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June 27, 2015
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Over 20 Indian Americans Named Gates Millennium Scholars

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, the flagship scholarship program of the United Negro College Fund, recently announced that over 20 Indian American youth were among its class of 2015 high school student recipients. According to ...

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June 30, 2015
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Koch brothers donate $25 million to United Negro College Fund

The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, known best for shepherding big money to conservative causes and candidates, have given a $25 million grant to the United Negro College Fund, the organization announced Friday. The money will come from Koch ...

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June 5, 2014
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Koch Bros. Stepping Into Spotlight to Reshape Their Image

Mark Holden, Koch Industries’ general counsel, told the Times that the brothers and their family have long been donors to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the United Negro College Fund and other charities, and have been "sensitive to ...

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July 31, 2015
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July 31 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

Coleman Young, II (D), to authorize a specialty license plate honoring several African American fraternities and sororities specified in the bill, with the premium revenue going to the United Negro College Fund. Referred to committee, no further action at ...

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July 31, 2015
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Hazel Yates Gray, 99, home economics teacher at William Penn High School

Gray III. She believed that his attainments as a Baptist minister, congressman and head of the United Negro College Fund could be traced back to the values he was taught at home. "He was a very good boy," she once said of her son. "It was just expected and ...

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July 22, 2015
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ACT/UNCF Survey Finds Many Black Students Are Not Ready for College

The survey, by ACT and the United Negro College Fund, found two-thirds of Black students failed to meet college readiness benchmarks. “The ACT benchmarks measure students’ college readiness in English, reading, mathematics and science,” said Business ...

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July 31, 2015
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Parent Checklist Flags Key Questions for Boosting Advocacy

The checklist, produced in partnership with the National Council of La Raza, America Achieves, the National PTA, and the United Negro College Fund, gives key questions parents can ask about their child's school, what to do next if the child isn't ...

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July 20, 2015
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New checklist aims to help parents engage with schools

It also encourages parents to talk to their children about their education. The Education Department partnered with the United Negro College Fund, the national Parent-Teacher Association and other organizations to create the guide for parents and caregivers.

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July 29, 2015
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Anheuser-Busch Legends of the Crown Leadership Symposium

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- This week, Anheuser-Busch and the United Negro College Fund are honoring 30 remarkable students from historically black colleges and universities. It’s all part of a three-day leadership symposium during which scholarships ...

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July 24, 2015
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Parent involvement the hot ticket, with national checklist, state overview opening doors

Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza, and Michael Lomax, head of the United Negro College Fund, helped launch the parent checklist Friday. “In survey after survey, Latinos identify education as a top priority,” Murguia said in a ...

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July 21, 2015
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Donald Trump (And American Immigration Patriots) Against The Cultural Marxist Economy

But taking the long view, the intimidation campaign worked. Chick-fil-A cut funding to conservative political groups and instead gave to groups like the United Negro College Fund. [Chick-fil-A’s Foundations Dramatically Reduce Anti-LGBT Giving (Updated ...

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July 17, 2015
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Koch: We are excited to tell our story

The bulk of that money — two-thirds of it — which is being raised by Koch-backed Freedom Partners, is going to support research and education, scholarship programs and other initiatives, including the United Negro College Fund, Youth Entrepreneurs and ...

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July 31, 2015
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Conservative Koch Brothers Making Inroads into Black America

They donated $25 million to the United Negro College Fund, a move that was roundly criticized by some and applauded by others. Georgia-Pacific, a Koch subsidiary, has been a longtime supporter of SCLC, and Benjamin Chavis has signaled his intention to ...

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July 31, 2015
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Amos H. Lynch Sr. remembered as trailblazer, community leader

Vernon Ave., is named the Amos H. Lynch Plaza. As a community activist, Lynch volunteered his time to organizations such as the United Negro College Fund, I Know I Can and served on several boards and commissions that promote civil rights and equality.

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July 29, 2015
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Black students lag in college readiness

The ACT report, prepared with the United Negro College Fund, found 86% of black test takers surveyed planned to earn a college degree. College readiness among black students, as measured by ACT, is dismal. The reality is similarly stark for low-income ...

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July 28, 2015
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Koch brothers brave the spotlight to try to alter their image

The company and family have long donated to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Holden said, as well as to the United Negro College Fund and other charities. "Charles obviously is a classical liberal, who believes in the Bill of Rights ...

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July 31, 2015
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Charles Koch: No GOP presidential candidate favorite yet

The United Negro College Fund’s president, Michael Lomax, whose organization received $25 million from Koch last year, had a prime speaking slot during a Sunday night dinner. Koch network officials say pledges made during a final luncheon on Monday have ...

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August 4, 2015
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A-B invests in HBCU students

Legends of the Crown, a program Anheuser-Busch created in partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), is an investment in the development of the next generation of leaders at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Each student ...

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August 6, 2015
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5 key questions to ask at your child’s school

It also encourages parents to talk to their children about their education. The Education Department partnered with the United Negro College Fund, the national Parent-Teacher Association and other organizations to create the guide for parents and caregivers.

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August 5, 2015
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The billionaire industrialist has forged a friendship with the head of the United Negro College Fund

Meldung von voanews.com: Police chiefs from big cities in the United States met Monday to discuss how to deal with a dangerous spike in violent crime, especially gun shootings The meeting in Washington of the Major Cities Chiefs Association was organized ...

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August 4, 2015
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Claflin student editor wins award as top S.C. collegiate journalist

She has balanced the editor’s job and academic responsibilities as an Honors College student with other positions, including being campus leader for the United Negro College Fund. And she has taken public service beyond working to inform, serving as a ...

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August 5, 2015
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Wealthy Conservatives Cap Koch Brothers Weekend With Pledges

The Koch network also has put money into efforts to reduce the nation's prison population, and the Koch brothers have personally given more than $25 million to the United Negro College Fund — an organization Charles Koch promoted to donors over the weekend.

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August 4, 2015
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Report: Simpson Inks Multi-Year Deal with Radio One

As an active community volunteer, Simpson has served as Honorary Chairman of the National Black Family Reunion and has been instrumental in fundraising efforts for AIDS research and the United Negro College Fund. He and his wife also established The Donnie ...

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August 5, 2015
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Media Outlets Debate Whether Increased Access To Kochs Is Worth All The Strings Attached

The Post was offered the sit-down with Koch as part of a joint interview with Michael Lomax, president of the United Negro College Fund. The New York Times was also offered a joint interview with the two men but turned down the opportunity, according to ...

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August 4, 2015
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Charles Koch’s focus on ‘injustices’ is fueled by an unlikely partnership

DANA POINT, Calif. — Last month, billionaire industrialist and conservative donor Charles Koch was meeting in his Wichita office with Michael Lomax, president of the United Negro College Fund, when the conversation turned to the recent church massacre in ...

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August 3, 2015
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A look at recently introduced State legislation

Coleman Young, II (D), to authorize a specialty license plate honoring several African American fraternities and sororities specified in the bill, with the premium revenue going to the United Negro College Fund. Referred to committee, no further action at ...

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August 7, 2015
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Scott Walker Wins Koch Straw Poll, $900 Million in the Offing

As for criminal justice "reform," Koch Industries has funded ALEC and served on its board for more than two decades, approving its "model bills" since the 1990s as it lobbied for bills that led to mass incarceration problems that Koch and ALEC now claim ...

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August 7, 2015
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Livingstone College holds annual Casino Night to raise money for the United Negro College Fund

If you enjoy playing poker or other card games, and if you recognize the value in helping deserving students attend college, then you’ll want to stop by Livingstone College on Friday for the institution’s annual Casino Night. The event, being held at 5 ...

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August 27, 2015
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Silicon Valley, Seeking Diversity, Focuses on Blacks

Two years ago, the United Negro College Fund collaborated with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and others to hold an “innovation summit” at Stanford University, which was attended by provosts, deans and faculty members of some ...

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September 4, 2015
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Philander Smith College celebrates 14th president

It was preceded by several short speeches praising him for his vision and abilities. "We are confident at The United Negro College Fund that he will bring his strengths and leadership skills here at Philander Smith College," said Michael Lomax, president ...

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August 30, 2015
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Celebrating the Dream: People reflect on Voting Rights Act

we’ll continue to make progress toward a unified effort where voting rights is for everyone,” said Marilyn Baldwin-Richards with the United Negro College Fund. Supporters of the voter ID law have said it’s about stopping voter fraud, not about ...

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August 28, 2015
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The Koch Brothers Have an Immigration Problem

They gave $25 million to the United Negro College Fund and are working with the Obama administration to reduce the ranks of nonviolent drug offenders in the nation’s prisons. Yet they’ve also come to rival the Republican Party as an organizing body of ...

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August 27, 2015
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National NAACP’s Shelton spearheads organization’s federal policy advocacy

Prior to serving as director to the NAACP Washington Bureau, Shelton served in the position of federal liaison/assistant director to the Government Affairs Department of The College Fund/UNCF, also known as The United Negro College Fund in Washington ...

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September 2, 2015
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Take part in the Hank Aaron Celebrity Sports Weekend

The Hank Aaron Celebrity Sports Weekend continues for the next few days. All of the events take place to promote a good cause, the United Negro College Fund Scholarships for Lemoyne-Owen College students. WREG is proud to sponsor and several of us will be ...

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August 21, 2015
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Seattle: Rain, Cooler Air Coming for Week's End

This weekend, jackets and other rain gear will be needed for any outdoor activities, including the United Negro College Fund's Walk, Run, Bike for Education featuring Kids Happy Hour and BBQ Cook-Off on Saturday at Edwin T. Pratt Park.

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August 27, 2015
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11 top sources of college scholarships

Its members typically are 4-feet-10 or shorter. The United Negro College Fund partners with numerous organizations to provide college scholarships. And despite the organization's name, not all funding is limited to African-American students. Other ...

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August 25, 2015
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B. Smith honored, celebrates birthday at FLAIR fashion show

The shows raised money for several African-American charities, such as the United Negro College Fund and sickle-cell anemia research, NPR reported. Steve Williams, the Ebony tour manager from 1981 through 2009, recalled how the models he encountered ...

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September 5, 2015
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The Kresge Foundation grants UNCF $1.12M to strengthen HBCU’s

UNCF (the United Negro College Fund), the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, announced today a $1.12 million grant from The Kresge Foundation, a three-year commitment to renew support of the Institute for Capacity ...

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September 4, 2015
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"Rust will forever hold a special place in my heart"

In 2013, I was honored by the Rust College family as one of 37 Outstanding Young Alumnus by the United Negro College Fund at the organization’s National Alumni Conference in Atlanta. Also in 2013, I was recognized as a Trail Blazer by the Rust College ...

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August 25, 2015
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Scott appoints Colon to Manatee School Board

He formerly served on the Sarasota Housing Authority and is chairman of the United Negro College Fund Sarasota-Manatee chapter. Since Cantrell’s death the School Board has operated with four members, Chairman Bob Gause, Karen Carpenter, Charlie Kennedy ...

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September 4, 2015
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Philander Smith College celebrates 14th president

It was preceded by several short speeches praising him for his vision and abilities. "We are confident at The United Negro College Fund that he will bring his strengths and leadership skills here at Philander Smith College," said Michael Lomax, president ...

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August 30, 2015
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Johnny Gill to perform At UNCF’s Mayor’s Masked Ball in Atlanta

Soul crooner Johnny Gill, who came to fame via New Edition and his superior vocal performances, will perform at the United Negro College Fund’s 32nd annual Mayor’s Masked Ball on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta.

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November 9, 2015
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McAuliffe to Host United Negro College Fund Luncheon

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to host an event for the United Negro College Fund. The fund's Washington-area office is holding the Virginia Governor's Luncheon on Tuesday in Arlington for business, civil and education leaders. The goal of the luncheon is to ...

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October 27, 2015
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Black-tie event will honor R&B’s Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds

She was proud of the work he contributed to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Border Babies. She also helped him raise funds for the Washington, D.C.-based transitional home, The Little Blue House.” In addition, Edmonds is a huge supporter of ...

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November 9, 2015
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Bernard N. Roth

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made in Bernard’s name to the American Friends of Magen David Adom (Israeli Red Cross), Tifereth Israel Congregation (New Bedford), or the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

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November 8, 2015
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UNCF brings 'Empower Me' tour to Rochester

High school students and those looking to transfer from MCC had the chance to meet with college representatives. The United Negro College Fund brought its "Empower Me" tour to the Joseph Floreano Riverside Convention Center. One student, Jonathan Radcliffe ...

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November 2, 2015
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PR guru's latest book shows how to reset facets of life in 30 days

Taylor Bass started out as a fundraiser working for the United Negro College Fund and United Way of NYC, to raise funds for various charities represented by the United Way. Taylor Bass left the world of fundraising and embarked on a career in entertainment.

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November 6, 2015
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Historically Black Colleges and Universities Visit the Flower City for College Fair

The United Negro College Fund college fair gave students in grades 11 and 12, along with MCC transfer students, an opportunity to learn about programs offered at predominantly black colleges. Some students gained acceptance on the spot. Others, like ...

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November 2, 2015
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'Colored Person' Association president calls Ben Carson 'safe negro'

And yet we still have organizations called The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the United Negro College Fund. The Brooklyn head of the NAACP in an interview referred to Ben Carson as a "Safe Negro." After an uproar ...

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November 4, 2015
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Total Frat Move.

It's. Going. Dine. Except, no, it's not. Come on. This is in no way in good taste. At all. What are these kids thinking? As for the proceeds that they promise will be going to a charity? May we suggest the United Negro College Fund?

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October 27, 2015
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McAuliffe to host United Negro College Fund luncheon

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to host an event for the United Negro College Fund. The fund's Washington-area office is holding the Virginia Governor's Luncheon on Tuesday in Arlington for business, civil and education leaders.

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October 26, 2015
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Sanders says Koch brothers are outspending either political party in 2016 elections

scholarships and other efforts designed to change policies and promote a culture of freedom in the United States," including donations to the United Negro College Fund and criminal justice reform. In an October radio interview with American Public Media ...

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November 6, 2015
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HBCU Delegation Makes Black Voices Heard at COP21

According to the United Negro College Fund, there are currently 105 HBCUs in the United States. By Bullard’s count, upwards of 80 percent are in the South, which, research shows, saw four times the climate-related events than other parts of the country ...

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December 8, 2015
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Washington’s Shaw Neighborhood Is Remade for Young Urbanites

At least, that is what JBG, a major local developer heavily invested in the area, is calling it, as it markets its newest project, four stylish residential rental and condo buildings with ground-floor retail shops. The old Shaw was largely low income and ...

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November 30, 2015
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Mayor's Masked Ball to benefit United Negro College Fund

The United Negro College Fund’s 32nd annual Mayor’s Masked Ball will take place Dec. 19 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel, 265 Peachtree Center Ave. in downtown Atlanta The ball was founded by former Atlanta Mayor Andrew ...

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December 4, 2015
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Michigan Chronicle to Honor Black Owned McDonald’s Franchise

These initiatives include Ronald McDonald House Charities, the NAACP, Oak Grove AME Church, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Detroit Urban League.

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December 7, 2015
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Gates Scholarship Program Aims to Boost Minority Leadership

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund helps administer and market the Millennium scholarship program, but the United Negro College Fund is the main administrator. Like the current incarnation, the next Gates scholarship effort is designed to help poor minority ...

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December 1, 2015
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If no one else will stand up to what President Obama just said about bigotry, I WILL…

We also shared the funding scholarships provided to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) by the Koch Foundation. And from that piece you saw that the unions complained and vowed to retract their support to the UNCF — nothing like some good ol’ modern ...

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December 10, 2015
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Koch Foundation Gives $25 million to United Negro College Fund

Charley Gallay/Getty Images for BET The Koch family is giving $25 million to the United Negro College Fund, one of the largest gifts the ... grateful to Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation for their long-standing support of UNCF and for helping ...

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June 7, 2014
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Bartech Founder John W. Barfield is Celebrated in Inspiring Detroit Public TV Documentary

While he did not receive a formal education, John Barfield is highly committed to helping young people learn, served as a county chairman of the United Negro College Fund and has endowed an “Entrepreneurship Center” at Washtenaw Community College.

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December 1, 2015
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Charles Koch’s focus on ‘injustices’ is fueled by an unlikely partnership

DANA POINT, Calif. — Last month, billionaire industrialist and conservative donor Charles Koch was meeting in his Wichita office with Michael Lomax, president of the United Negro College Fund, when the conversation turned to the recent church massacre in ...

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August 4, 2015
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McAuliffe to host United Negro College Fund luncheon

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to host an event for the United Negro College Fund. The fund’s Washington-area office is holding the Virginia Governor’s Luncheon on Tuesday in Arlington for business, civil and education leaders.

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October 26, 2015
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An Evening Of Stars For The United Negro College Fund

The United Negro College Fund will broadcast UNCF AN EVENING OF STARS – presented by Target – nationally in major markets on Saturday, January 28th and January 29th and on BET Networks at 11 p.m. EST/PST and 10 p.m. CST on Sunday, January 29th.

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January 23, 2012
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What are all these civil rights groups thinking?

What are all these civil rights and advocacy groups thinking? Nineteen organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the United Negro College Fund, just issued a joint statement (see text and full list of signatories below) about what ...

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January 13, 2015
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Jan. 19

ANDERSON - The Anderson County Ministerial Organization and the United Negro College Fund, will present the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., celebration on Jan. 19, at the Civic Center of Anderson. Doors open at 4 p.m., which will include a host of nonprofit ...

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January 12, 2015
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The Gates Millennium Scholars Program seeks 1000 talented students

And you could be one! Established in 1999, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program has funded over 17,000 scholars to the tune of $845,713,056, in more than 1,865 colleges and universities. With student retention and graduation rates far higher than ...

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Examiner
January 9, 2015
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Eagles assistant Todd Lyght joining 'Dores as cornerbacks coach

as well as St. Mary's Elementary School in Alexandria, Va. In 1995, he donated substantially to the United Negro College Fund as part of the NFL's Golden Circle program. He also established the Todd W. Lyght Scholarship at the University of Notre Dame.

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January 14, 2015
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Why It's So Difficult For Minority Women To Find Mentors

and the United Negro College Fund. While Cofield was already well on her way down a successful professional path, she knew she wanted mentors to help her navigate the way. She quickly found that while the men were more than willing, the women—especially ...

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January 5, 2015
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New ratings are unfair to black colleges

More resources - not more regulation - must be the top priority in solving the nation's college cost and completion crisis. Michael L. Lomax is president and chief executive of the United Negro College Fund.

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January 5, 2015
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Area UNCF committee to host banquet

The Golden Triangle committee for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will host its annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Hogarth Dining Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The banquet will culminate the area committee's annual fundraising campaign.

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The Dispatch Columbus Starkville The Golden Triangle
January 2, 2015
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A farewell to memorable northwest Ohioans

Caldwell Community Center in 1999, and he retired in 2004; his son now runs the center. Mr. Caldwell was local chairman of the United Negro College Fund’s annual campaign and was chairman of a regional life membership committee for the National ...

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January 1, 2015
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Hirshman’s hustle

The conservative Koch and brother David caused a stir in the academic funding world this past summer by giving $25 million to the United Negro College Fund. Ex–Padres owner John Moores, who adopted a low profile among SDSU donors after he became the ...

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San Diego Reader
January 14, 2015
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Vernon Jordan '57 to Keynote MLK Breakfast in Minneapolis

Learn more here. An attorney, Vernon Jordan served as an adviser to President Bill Clinton and was executive director of the United Negro College Fund, Inc.; director of the Voter Education Project of the Southern Regional Council; attorney-consultant ...

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January 14, 2015
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Texas pastor with Memphis ties remembers two-time Super Bowl champion Jethro Pugh

Also, he hosted the annual Jethro Pugh Celebrity Golf Tournament in Dallas to raise funds for the United Negro College Fund. “I thought about Jethro, especially Sunday with him passing right before the game,” said Jackson, who shared memories of Pugh ...

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January 14, 2015
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Stars turn out for Atlanta mayor’s masked ball

Hosted annually by the sitting mayor, the signature fundraiser is this year expected to raise somewhere in the region of $1million to benefit the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) member institutions. Arguably one of Atlanta’s most eligible bachelors ...

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December 24, 2013
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Norman C. Francis named 2015 St. Ives Award recipient

He has served as chairman or board member for numerous councils and foundations including chair of the President’s Council for the United Negro College Fund, American Association of Higher Education, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of ...

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January 13, 2015
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AFSCME parts ways with the United Negro College Fund over Koch brothers money

Earlier this month, in the sparsely populated Kentucky county that’s home to Bowling Green, officials voted to convert the place into a right-to-work (for less) sinkhole. The county officials did ...

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July 25, 2014
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Shared Civil Rights Principles for the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 13 -- The United Negro College Fund issued the following news release: The United States has played a historic and critical role in promoting educational opportunity and protecting the rights and interests of students disadvantaged by ...

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January 13, 2015
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