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  • Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement

    Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University's commencement speech this year in Washington.


  • AP Interview: New ASU president looks beyond audit

    Gwendolyn Boyd grew up in a rough Montgomery housing project before leaving home to find success at John Hopkins University in Maryland. Now she has returned to Montgomery to make her home at one of the capital city's most prestigious addresses - - the president's home at Alabama State University.


  • Bethune Cookman coach gives birth to baby boy

    Bethune Cookman women's coach Vanessa Blair-Lewis and her husband, veteran NBA official Eric Lewis, don't like missing basketball games.


  • Man convicted of murder in shooting of student

    A Washington man has been convicted of first-degree felony murder in the shooting of a Howard University student during a robbery in Mount Rainier.


  • Eight injured at Howard University homecoming concert

    Eight people, including a police officer, were injured Friday during a concert at Howard University as crowds rushed a gate at the homecoming event, according to the D.C. fire department.


  • **FILE** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, talks March 7, 2013, to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Rand Paul to blacks: Give GOP a second look

    Sen. Rand Paul urged a predominantly black crowd at Howard University on Wednesday to give the Republican Party a second look, saying the big government agenda that Democrats have pursued over the past four years has stunted economic growth and led to staggering levels of unemployment in the black community.


  • SIMMONS: To broaden GOP's base, Rand Paul heading to Howard University

    Sen. Rand Paul is scheduled to visit Howard University on Wednesday to discuss issues important to American citizens and noncitizens alike, including civil liberties, mandatory minimum sentencing laws and education, and because the Kentucky Republican will be making inroads at a historically black school, he's expected to throw in a lesson on the history of the Republican Party and blacks.


  • **FILE** Howard head coach Gary Harrell shouts from the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers at Highpoint Solutions stadium Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won 26-0. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Gary Harrell, Howard football coach, to miss 2013 season

    In a statement released by the school, Harrell says: "My personal and family issues make it impossible for me to give ... 100 percent, and anything less than that is unacceptable to me."


  • **FILE** President Obama signs an executive order for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Feb. 26, 2010. (Associated Press)

    Black schools may sue Obama administration over new loan rules

    Students and administrators at historically black colleges and universities say that policy changes and eligibility requirements by the U.S. Department of Education are placing a particular burden on minority families. And they're not ruling out going to court to force the Obama administration to change its mind.


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