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Leaving Home: An HBCU Interview: Finding Our Identity

When heading off to college, its not always easy to make friends, fit in and even feel comfortable in your own skin. Derek Ford, proud Fort Valley State University alum recalls some of his challenges during his Leaving Home story.

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16-year-old scholar turns down Ivy League schools for FAMU

Florida A&M University (FAMU) freshman, Ralph Jones Jr., a 16 year old from Atlanta, Ga. turned down offers to Howard University, Fort Valley State University and Morehouse College to attend FAMU. In addition to these institutions, he also turned down prominent Ivy League institutions such as Harvard University to become a Rattler.