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On Saturday, September 27, American Graduate Day will return for its third year. This national television broadcast, produced by WNET, highlights the efforts of individuals and organizations working across the U.S. to help at-risk students reach...
The more than $1.1 trillion in outstanding student debt is not distributed evenly among the country’s college graduates. In a poll done earlier this year, Gallup and Purdue University found that 78 percent of black college graduates took out loans...
Photo by Witchblue. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. In the world of box office hits, one title now reigns supreme. Disney’s stage musical adaptation of “The Lion King” has raked in over $6.2 billion in its 17-year run to become the highest-grossing...
Hadi al-Bahra, president of the Syrian National Coalition, told Margaret Warner today that U.S. resources set aside to fight the Islamic State militants will also be used against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo by NewsHour NEW YORK —...
A new “gay-friendly” mosque in Cape Town, South Africa, opened its doors on Friday despite receiving death threats and criticism from the local Muslim community. The “Wynberg Open Mosque” is the first of its kind in South Africa. It was founded by U...
Photo by Flicker user Paull YoungAccording to a team of researchers at the University of Montreal, the current trend of using playtime to bolster kids’ fitness through structured physical activity is robbing tots of some of the aspects of play they...