I am writing you an open letter for more reasons than to just shower you with accolades and encouragement in your current struggle. I am writing to implore you to consider transferring to any of the FCS Division HBCUs. I am imploring you to do such a thing for several reasons.
Visit an American college campus today and you'll see a more diverse student body than ever before. But the graduation rate for minority students falls far below the nationwide average.
Black Gifted and Whole is a revolutionary attempt to change the narrative of Black gay men across the world.
Whether you believe it or not, your decision to own and share your truth has already inspired someone else to do the same. Like yourself, I was raised in a black household, in a black neighborhood, and attended a black church. Like yourself, my experience at my HBCU was bittersweet.
Being gay at my HBCU is a bittersweet experience for me. Since birth I was raised with the mentality to be "The Man." I was taught to not pursue anything that "threatened" my masculinity. Coming out wasn't an easy road, but in retrospect I wouldn't change a thing.
Morehouse College's Atheltic Department faces a three-year probation and $5,000 fine for three major violations of NCAA bylaws occurring from 2009 to 2015. In July, the NCAA released the public infraction decision as part of its agreement with Morehouse College.
Dolezal's white-to-black "passing" is the complication of both white guilt and white rage in an era of Affirmative Action.
Our mission is to build a better world through education and social change, and we believe that we must first start at home in order to truly impact the world around us.
With increasing frequency, when people in my friendship circle discover that I am a retired HBCU chancellor, they want to know three things. First, since white colleges and universities no longer have racially restrictive admission policies, are HBCUs still necessary?
I wanted to dig a bit deeper and find out what Morgan did to have such an impressive alumni giving increase. Here is what I found.
I'm looking to follow the lead of Dr. Olivia Hooker, who fought to become the first African-American woman to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard, and build a 21st-century Coast Guard workforce that draws upon the richness of all Americans. We must continue our efforts to be a more inclusive organization that attracts a diverse workforce.
The Executive Leadership Council recently held its annual winter general membership meetings, with a focus on sustainability and growth for historically black colleges and universities.
When HBCU leaders decide that they want to break the mold, they have to go so far beyond the norm, that its almost appears like a stunt. But its not a stunt; it truly is what must be done for a campus to gain a foothold in changing public perceptions and attracting more resources.
The question that must be asked is can HBCUs fiscally manage in these turbulent and uncertain times and still remain relevant as many state legislatures have continued to decrease funding to institutions of higher education?
The situation at Lincoln University and President Jennings' comments should give us pause and force us to reconsider the messages that we give to young women about rape and sexual assault. Are we supportive, or do we blame the victim? Do our college and university policies protect the survivors (in this case, women), or do they merely protect the institution?
The leadership dilemma for HBCU presidents is that of broadening access while also advancing high academic standards and strengthening outcomes. The data suggest that this will be a steep climb for most HBCUs.