Study abroad programs offer the opportunity to learn more about other cultures, the world, and ourselves.

Before defaulting on your student loans, contact your lenders. Frediani said defaulting might not be necessary and there may be forbearance options available, especially if you have lost your job.

It’s no surprise that alumni giving is significantly lower at HBCUs in comparison to traditionally white institutions. Several studies report alumni giving at HBCUs to be in the single digits. As much as I wanted to come up with a clever retort explaining that perhaps HBCU graduates don’t give back because they are faced with student loan debt — and working minimum wage jobs to survive

Debit is now the preferred payment type in most point-of-sale locations, beating cash, credit cards and checks. But that doesn’t mean you should use debit cards all the time. In some situations, using a debit card can expose you to fraud or identity theft.

Via: The transition from summer to school can be tough for kids and parents, but getting the school year off to a good start can build your child’s confidence, boost their attitude and improve their academic performance throughout the entire year. Thirty-year occupational therapist Nancy Lawton-Shirley knows there’s an effective combination needed to set […]

Via: The HISD Foundation has partnered with United Way of Greater Houston to help purchase uniforms for the incoming classes of sixth and ninth grade students at the new Young Women’s and Young Men’s College Preparatory Academies. The girls’ school will be located in Third Ward, and the boys’ school in Fifth Ward. Both […]

This order will annex North Forest ISD to Houston ISD…effective July 1, 2012. The order will notify you of the procedures available to the district to appeal its ratings and to appeal the order of annexation. What do you think about this?

Via: For the seventh year, men around the country will be asked to lead their children back to school this fall during the Million Father March. The nationwide movement encourages Black men to drop students off on their first day of school and guard school doors to symbolize their support and protectiveness of all […]

Via: Students from the William A. Lawson Institute for Peace and Prosperity Preparatory Academy-Texas Southern University (WALIPP-TSU) will serve as ambassadors for not only the city of Houston but the entire United States as they attend the World Culture Festival in Berlin, Germany, July 2-3. WALIPP-TSU will send at least five middle school students […]

Even with no product and no website, you can get paid for what and who you know. Learn how to make money online, without spending a dime. Making money online used to pretty much require you to have your own Web site, products to sell and some marketing savvy. But a new generation of dot-coms […]