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

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President Obama Makes Statement On U.S. Cuba Policy

Here’s some positivity.

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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102-Year-Old Plans to Finish Business Degree

Prime example, it’s never too late.

Late Blooming Entrepreneurs

Margaret Dunning already runs one business. Will she start another?

That remains to be seen. For now, the 102-year-old plans to head back to the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business to finish the undergraduate degree she started about 80 years ago. After she was featured in a TODAY.com article for her passion about cars, The FRAM Group (an auto products manufacturer) decided to pay her tuition.

Once she graduated from high school in 1929, Dunning began pursuing a business degree at the University of Michigan. During the Depression, she had to drop out of school to help her mother, who owned a bank and needed all the support she could get. Dunning went on to have a long career in banking.

“I’ll have to figure out just what I’ll study, but it will be in business, though — I know that,” she told TODAY. “I’m still running a business right now. … It’s…

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