CNN is asking HBCU students what it means to be “Black in America” through its Campus iReporter Contest.
Students from the Atlanta University Center, Florida A&M University, Howard University, North Carolina A&T University and North Carolina Central University are eligible to win a trip to the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans and a digital video camera by submitting a video to be aired during CNN’s series “Black in America.”
Entries should be 1 to 10 minutes in length and should address one of the following issues:
• HIV, AIDS and STDs in the Black community.
• The role of HBCUs in higher education – why choose an HBCU over predominately White institutions?
• The state of education and if students should be paid to learn.
• Single parent families as seven out of every 10 Black children are born to a single mother.
• Being Black and single, 45 percent of all Black women have never been married, and the higher their education, the greater that number.
• What does it mean to be “Black in America”?
Entries are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. on May 6, 2008. CNN is hosting this contest as well as an HBCU campus tour in conjunction with the National Association of Black Journalists.
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