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BIG NEWS: President Obama Proposes Making 2 Years Of Community College Free (DETAILS)

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President Obama proposed two years of free community college for American workers late Thursday. Earlier that day, the president announced the proposal would be coming in a video uploaded to Facebook.

“Put simply, what I’d like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for anybody who’s willing to work for it,” he said. “It’s something we can accomplish, and it’s something that will train our workforce so that we can compete with anyone in the world.”

Obama said a world-class education starts with children, but that adults need training, too. “It’s not just for kids, we also have to make sure that everybody has the opportunity to constantly train themselves for better jobs, better wages, better benefits.”

The America’s College Promise proposal could save eligible students $3,800 a year in tuition, the White House said.

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Washington Post Trashes Howard Universities Yardfest

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Mention the name Howard University, and “world-famous homecoming” probably comes to mind before “world-class studies.” So it was especially disappointing to see a rowdy crowd tarnish the school’s signature achievement by crashing the annual Yardfest hip-hop show.

Fest fans were plenty upset that Juicy J didn’t get to perform the Three 6 Mafia’s Oscar-winning song, “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp.” Migos didn’t get to do their breakout rap, either.

And they call Howard the “mecca” of historically black colleges and universities? Do they think that students make a pilgrimage there to pray? Or do they come to preen and party? Let’s be real.

Yardfest is not just some campus concert. It is a rite of passage for up-and-coming rap talent, an occasion for burnishing black culture, a time for rekindling artistic fires and passions by a new generation of black poets.

Thousands of students and visitors had gathered…

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Cash For College! JET Magazine Announces ‘The Best Man Holiday’ Scholarship

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JET magazine is giving away cash for college!

According to a press release, the publication has teamed up with NBC Universal’s The Best Man Holiday to give away five scholarships for $1,760. The Spring 2014 Scholarship, in conjunction with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, is open to currently enrolled, full-time college students with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

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JET is committed to the advancement of education for all individuals, especially those in the Black community, and I’m very excited that we have the opportunity to partner with NBCUniversal to offer five students scholarship funds that may help further them toward earning a college degree,” said JET magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Mitzi Miller, said in a statement.

“I love the first installment of The Best Man because it told…

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