College — Is It Worth It?

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Mellody Hobson is president of Ariel investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and retirement plans through its no-load mutual funds and separate accounts.  Additionally, she is a regular financial contributor and analyst for CBS news.

Mellody: We are talking college again, tom, but that is because it is so important! Specifically, I want to discuss the question of whether college is worth it. This is something that has been on the minds of many as we have seen college tuition prices rise and student loans burdens rising along with them. But while it is understandable that parents and students might ask this question, I am here to tell you that college is not only worth it, it is a critical step towards increasing lifetime earnings and securing a sound financial future.

Tom: Can you spell this out for us? How much is…

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Does It Matter If Republicans Gives To HBCU’s? Roland Talks To Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF President

In my humble opinion, college scholarship money coming from ANYWHERE that helps college students pay their tuition can NEVER be a bad thing! Think about your child, your little cousin, your sibling, young people in your neighborhood and community! How can we have hope for a better future if there is no means to reach it?

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Roland Martin talks to Dr. Michael Lomax, President of the UNCF about their controversial decision to accept a $25M donation from known Republicans the Koch Brothers.

“Koch Industries has been a supporter of the UNCF for over a decade. We have 100,000 donors annually and we have donors that represent a broad cross-section of politics in America. But they believe in one thing — helping kids go to college,” Lomax said.

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