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The 10 most common student loan mistakes

Student loans are complicated. And, unfortunately, most freshly-minted freshmen sign those promissory notes without having a clue about student loans …

Personal Finance

How to Pay Off $30,000 in Student Debt In 3 Years

Taking on the Student-Loan System

As Con­gress be­gins to work on reau­thor­iz­ing the High­er Edu­ca­tion Act, it has be­come clear that one of the is­sues law­makers are likely to …

Student loans preventing millennials from buying homes

Student-loan debt could indeed be keeping more young adults from buying a home of their own, according to an analysis posted on Tuesday.<p>While both …

Real Estate

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Fights for Student-Loan Reform

Credit where it's due. #thankyou<p>Elizabeth Warren knows what education can do. Her new book, <i>A Fighting Chance</i> (Metropolitan Books), tells of what it did for her—starting at age 16, when she secretly applied to college and persuaded her parents to let her go. After earning both a bachelor's and a law …

College & University

The White House Wants to Help You Make Smaller Student-Loan Payments

Only a fraction of eligible borrowers are using programs that will let them reduce their monthly student-loan payments. The White House wants to change that.<p>The latest summer policy push from the White House is an ambitious effort to shift the college financing system to provide more support to …

Obama focuses on actions to ease student loan debt in weekly address

... at a time when college has never been more important, it’s also never been more expensive.<p>The average undergraduate student who borrows for …

Maya Angelou: Poet, novelist and actress

Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

A literary voice revered globally for her poetic command and her commitment to civil rights has fallen silent.<p>Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, said her literary agent, Helen Brann. Angelou had been "frail" and suffering from heart problems, the agent …

Poet, Civil Rights Advocate Maya Angelou Dies at 86

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy.</i><p>—<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. She was 86.<p>Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by …

Words to Live By: Remembering Maya Angelou's Inspirational Quotes

Maya Angelou made her mark on the world, one word at a time.<p>Angelou, an award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist, died Wednesday …

Obama Says Maya Angelou Inspired His Mother to Name His Sister Maya

Pres­id­ent Obama has paid trib­ute to Maya An­gelou, one of the most pro­lif­ic Amer­ic­an po­ets of mod­ern Amer­ica, by call­ing her “a bril­liant …

Obama: Angelou a 'fierce friend'

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday mourned Maya Angelou, the writer and activist, as “one of the brightest lights of our time.”<p>The Obamas’ tribute draws on what Angelou, who was found dead Wednesday morning at age 86, wrote about the late South African President …

Bill Clinton Responds To The Death Of His 'Beloved Friend' Maya Angelou

"With Maya Angelou's passing, America has lost a national treasure; and Hillary and I, a beloved friend," Clinton said. "The poems and stories she wrote and read to us in her commanding voice were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace."<p>Angelou read the inaugural poem when Clinton was sworn in …

Why We Need Maya Angelou More Than Ever

By now you prob­ably know that Maya An­gelou, one of Amer­ica’s most be­loved po­ets, died Wed­nes­day.<p><i>The New York Times</i> has chron­icled her life as …

Maya Angelou's deep ties with Bill Clinton, politics

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> – On a chilly Washington, D.C. morning in January 1993, Maya Angelou's five-minute poem at Bill Clinton's inauguration turned the already accomplished author and poet into a national icon.<p>Standing on the West Front of the Capitol, Angelou became the first African-American and first …

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Maya Angelou’s legacy in hip-hop: Poet leaves behind a history of appearances in rap.

Maya Angelou has died at age 86, leaving behind a lasting legacy in letters and a long shadow cast over the history of hip-hop. For many rappers, …

A tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou | Tony Brown and the Quiet Storm | WDAS

Rest peacefully Civil rights leader, legendary author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014).

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"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”-Maya Angelou. May you rest in peace and your words forever live on.

Excerpts from my many conversations with Dr. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

The Dunn Verdict

<b>There isn't a lot to be said</b> about the verdict in the case of Michael Dunn, who killed Jordan Davis because Davis threatened him with a sub-woofer and some music that Dunn found inappropriate to whatever century it is in Dunn's rum-befouled brain, and, anyway, Mr. Coates already has said most of …

Rochelle Ballantyne, one of the worlds top Chess Players. Ballantyne is currently the only African-American female in the United States who is closest to achieving the chess title of "Master." According to the USCF's rating system, she is currently an "Expert" or "Candidate Master."

1st Black female computer science PhD student at Univ. of Michigan. #MVMT50 #blackhistorymonth

#BlackHistoryMonth "The Imafidon family is known as the smartest family in the U.K. The youngest siblings, Peter and Paula, made history by becoming the youngest students to enroll at secondary school. Their older sister, Anne-Marie, was the youngest student to pass A-level computing at the age of 13."

Doug Williams is to date the only African American starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl. #BlackHistoryMonth