As colleges and universities begin setting tuition for the upcoming academic year, a few schools are already touting their efforts to keep costs down.

Well, the truth of the matter is that money doesn’t grow on trees, and it is your responsibility to teach your children the value of a dollar.

Understanding your financial personality can help you take the appropriate steps to start building a better financial future.

Via: There was a time when Houston’s African-American high school graduates had limited opportunities when it came time to advancing to the collegiate academic and athletic levels.

Via: Two HBCUs in Tennessee are in danger of losing their accreditation unless they change their operations. Tennessee State University has a year to meet “measures of institutional effectiveness” and Fisk University must address its budgetary issues in order to maintain accreditation. Both are in Nashville.

Via: With low enrollment at some schools, overcrowding at others, a bleak financial outlook, which includes ever-increasing budget constraints and shrinking funds from the state, the Fort Bend Independent School District says it’s considering closing several of its campuses, including two predominately minority schools.

Via: As we enter the final days of 2010, one of the outstanding issues of the past 12 months is the inadequate education that the majority of African American children and young adults are receiving throughout the United States. All parents, and in particular, African American parents, want the best for their children. Thus, […]

In my search for gift giving ideas, I came across this article that gives ideas for giving gifts that help build wealth in the black community. Consumers kicked off the holiday shopping season last weekend buying sweaters, TVs, gaming systems and countless other material things to give our loved ones as holiday gifts. But if […]

It is the end of the year and beyond the visions of sugar plums dancing in my head, financial management is a reality that must be focused on. I agree with the tips from Managing your finances is one of the most important things you can do to get ahead and stay ahead of […]

Via: The young men of WALIPP-TSU Preparatory Academy have rich educational experiences on the campus of Texas Southern University. Recently, WALIPP scholars visited the TSU University Museum to observe college classes in Art Appreciation and Theatre Appreciation.