Men struggling to finish at black col...

Men struggling to finish at black colleges

There are 46 comments on the International Herald Tribune story from Mar 28, 2009, titled Men struggling to finish at black colleges. In it, International Herald Tribune reports that:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. : They're no longer the only option for African-American students, but the country's historically black colleges and universities brag that they provide a supportive environment where these students are more likely to succeed.

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“Let's debate:)”

Since: Feb 08

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#1 Mar 28, 2009
If anybody wants to talk about why so many black men date outside their race, or why they don't want black women, or anything about race relations come to this forum.

http://www.topix.com/forum/world/europe/TI3SF...

Mack the Great

Since: May 07

Fort Washington, MD

#2 Mar 28, 2009
Hmm, interesting story. I want to graduate from a HBCU but since I'm coming up short with the money, I may not complete college for another 3 or 4 years. There are a plethora of factors behind why black men struggle to complete college and my case is because I can't afford it.

“A diamond in the rough...”

Since: Dec 08

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#3 Mar 28, 2009
Interesting article...Maybe black students sorta feel like they have alot of competition and have to work harder at non-HBCU schools. The HBCU's in my state (#4) are lacking alot too including proper living quarters. One even keeps loosing its accreditation and another always has other issues like people quitting because of gossip and misusing funds.
I remember visiting one of my friends at one of the HBCU's in my state,on a Friday, and I swere it was like an urban fashion show when everybody was just going to class and walking aroung campus!!

Since: Feb 07

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#4 Mar 28, 2009
Mack the Great wrote:
Hmm, interesting story. I want to graduate from a HBCU but since I'm coming up short with the money, I may not complete college for another 3 or 4 years. There are a plethora of factors behind why black men struggle to complete college and my case is because I can't afford it.
there you are..go to the Pass the Word thread, your attendance has been requested
Mack The Great

Fort Washington, MD

#5 Mar 28, 2009
LilBlackGirl wrote:
Interesting article...Maybe black students sorta feel like they have alot of competition and have to work harder at non-HBCU schools. The HBCU's in my state (#4) are lacking alot too including proper living quarters. One even keeps loosing its accreditation and another always has other issues like people quitting because of gossip and misusing funds.
I remember visiting one of my friends at one of the HBCU's in my state,on a Friday, and I swere it was like an urban fashion show when everybody was just going to class and walking aroung campus!!
Hey LBG! I've heard the same things about HBCU's from other black students too. I attended Bowie State University three years ago and lot of the freshmen wanted to transfer to Howard University or University of MD because BSU didn't have a large number of classes to major in. Alot of people tell me that HBCU's are just like high school all over again which is why see people walking around dressed urban style and stuff!LOL

“I AM WHO I AM”

Since: Apr 07

Knoxville, Tennessee

#6 Mar 28, 2009
Mack the Great wrote:
Hmm, interesting story. I want to graduate from a HBCU but since I'm coming up short with the money, I may not complete college for another 3 or 4 years. There are a plethora of factors behind why black men struggle to complete college and my case is because I can't afford it.
Have you checked into state colleges? I had that problem years ago. I was attending a university and it just got to be too expensive. Then, I transferred over to a state college and that was much more affordable. Also, I found a full-time job that offered tuition reimbursement. Therefore, between financial aid, GI Montgomery bill, and tuition reimbursement, I was able to obtain a degree...
chris

Virginia Beach, VA

#7 Mar 28, 2009
LilBlackGirl wrote:
Interesting article...Maybe black students sorta feel like they have alot of competition and have to work harder at non-HBCU schools. The HBCU's in my state (#4) are lacking alot too including proper living quarters. One even keeps loosing its accreditation and another always has other issues like people quitting because of gossip and misusing funds.
I remember visiting one of my friends at one of the HBCU's in my state,on a Friday, and I swere it was like an urban fashion show when everybody was just going to class and walking aroung campus!!
yeah pretty much every HBCU is like that
Mack The Great

Fort Washington, MD

#8 Mar 28, 2009
Knoxxie wrote:
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Have you checked into state colleges? I had that problem years ago. I was attending a university and it just got to be too expensive. Then, I transferred over to a state college and that was much more affordable. Also, I found a full-time job that offered tuition reimbursement. Therefore, between financial aid, GI Montgomery bill, and tuition reimbursement, I was able to obtain a degree...
Yeah, I attended Bowie State University 3 years but transferred out to a community college because it didn't have the major I wanted.It was more affordable than attending university and my job at UPS offers tuition reimbursement. I need to find a full time job to work during the day that has tuition reimbursement as one of it's benefits. Financial Aid is out the question for me since I'm still listed as a dependent student. I may try applying for a grant to get some tuition money if all else fails.
Mack The Great

Fort Washington, MD

#9 Mar 28, 2009
justmeagain wrote:
<quoted text> there you are..go to the Pass the Word thread, your attendance has been requested
Got it!;):)

“Reppin the 708”

Since: Nov 08

Harvey, IL

#10 Mar 28, 2009
LilBlackGirl wrote:
Interesting article...Maybe black students sorta feel like they have alot of competition and have to work harder at non-HBCU schools. The HBCU's in my state (#4) are lacking alot too including proper living quarters. One even keeps loosing its accreditation and another always has other issues like people quitting because of gossip and misusing funds.
I remember visiting one of my friends at one of the HBCU's in my state,on a Friday, and I swere it was like an urban fashion show when everybody was just going to class and walking aroung campus!!
Yes that is true, my sister(who is 30 now) went to a HBCU called Southern University in Baton Rouge and it can be a urban wear show.
Lonewolf

Leesville, SC

#11 Mar 28, 2009
You've got to hang in there and finish,if it's the last thing you do.You can't even imagine how important it is to finish school and get that degree.

“A diamond in the rough...”

Since: Dec 08

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#13 Mar 28, 2009
Mack The Great wrote:
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Yeah, I attended Bowie State University 3 years but transferred out to a community college because it didn't have the major I wanted.It was more affordable than attending university and my job at UPS offers tuition reimbursement. I need to find a full time job to work during the day that has tuition reimbursement as one of it's benefits. Financial Aid is out the question for me since I'm still listed as a dependent student. I may try applying for a grant to get some tuition money if all else fails.
I was listed as dependent and got financial aid, not the full amounts, but some...Are you comfortable with taking out school loans?

Well anyway don't give up...Think about your future children and the legacy you will build for them...

“I AM WHO I AM”

Since: Apr 07

Knoxville, Tennessee

#14 Mar 28, 2009
Mack The Great wrote:
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Yeah, I attended Bowie State University 3 years but transferred out to a community college because it didn't have the major I wanted.It was more affordable than attending university and my job at UPS offers tuition reimbursement. I need to find a full time job to work during the day that has tuition reimbursement as one of it's benefits. Financial Aid is out the question for me since I'm still listed as a dependent student. I may try applying for a grant to get some tuition money if all else fails.
Just don't stop. Even if you take one class per semester at the community college. That's better than nothing.

“I'm just a Routined”

Since: Mar 09

Plattsburgh, NY

#15 Mar 28, 2009
Mack The Great wrote:
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Yeah, I attended Bowie State University 3 years but transferred out to a community college because it didn't have the major I wanted.It was more affordable than attending university and my job at UPS offers tuition reimbursement. I need to find a full time job to work during the day that has tuition reimbursement as one of it's benefits. Financial Aid is out the question for me since I'm still listed as a dependent student. I may try applying for a grant to get some tuition money if all else fails.
I have a list of cooperations that offer scholarships to students.

Since: Mar 09

United States

#16 Mar 28, 2009
Getting a Bachelors Degree at an HBCU is the equivalent of getting a HS Diploma at a decent White HS.

“I AM WHO I AM”

Since: Apr 07

Knoxville, Tennessee

#17 Mar 28, 2009
BAMAPERRY wrote:
Getting a Bachelors Degree at an HBCU is the equivalent of getting a HS Diploma at a decent White HS.
Well, in all honesty, most bachelor degrees don't carry too much weight nowadays. Many people are also getting Master Degrees, too...

“~MizzSomalia~”

Since: Mar 09

smwhre over the rainbow

#18 Mar 28, 2009
BAMAPERRY wrote:
Getting a Bachelors Degree at an HBCU is the equivalent of getting a HS Diploma at a decent White HS.
How is that possible? What is with you? Stop with the hate.

Since: Mar 09

United States

#19 Mar 28, 2009
This is your typical FAMU grad, Bachelors and Masters from FAMU. UF only gave her some type of token certificate.

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/uf-alum-rep...

Since: Mar 09

United States

#21 Mar 28, 2009
Jawga Boy wrote:
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Hummmmm, wonder how my daughter that graduated from FAMU, made the highest score on the Ga Pharmaceutical Board test?
Hired right after passing the test by Merck.
It's not always the school, it's the student's ambitions.
Sure it is, but as a whole HBCUs are not very good academic institutions. A lot of students will get a Degree there regardless of their academic abilities, as long as they have the money. Many students are just pushed through.

Since: Jul 07

Vermilion, OH

#22 Mar 28, 2009
Mack The Great wrote:
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Yeah, I attended Bowie State University 3 years but transferred out to a community college because it didn't have the major I wanted.It was more affordable than attending university and my job at UPS offers tuition reimbursement. I need to find a full time job to work during the day that has tuition reimbursement as one of it's benefits. Financial Aid is out the question for me since I'm still listed as a dependent student. I may try applying for a grant to get some tuition money if all else fails.
Baby brother...have you tried applying for jobs at the University you wish to attend? I know someone who did that for law school...and as long as he maintained a good GPA his schooling was FREE!!!

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