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A Call For Peace And Unity From America's HBCU Community

Michael J. Sorrell | Posted 07.27.2016 | Black Voices
Michael J. Sorrell

As we move forward in our endeavors, we will forever remember the lives of those slain and the loss their families have experienced. While we pray that their hearts and minds will one day know peace, we pledge to aggressively continue our efforts so that these types of prayers will one day become unnecessary.

Thanks To The Stanford Rape Survivor, I'm Finally Ready To Tell My Own Story

Revelist | Posted 06.16.2016 | Women
Revelist

I had just turned 21 when he raped me. I had a very fulfilling social life as a college junior, writer and editor, scholar, and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I brought smiles to those who knew me -- and he still raped me.

Ensuring HBCU Success with Baby Boomer Energy, Expertise & Passion

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 05.24.2016 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

The time has come for the HBCU CRUE to roll up its sleeves and get to work. If we do not come to the aid of HBCUs, then who will? If not now, when?

More than a moral imperative: Giving to get power and influence a righteous act of self-help

Halima Leak Francis | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Halima Leak Francis

Devastated fans mourning Prince's passing were surprised and delighted to learn of his history of charitable giving as his friend Van Jones shared d...

What's Working: Using Data on the Path to College Completion

Allan Golston | Posted 03.29.2016 | Education
Allan Golston

The road through college can be daunting, especially if you're the first in your family to go to college or hail from a historically underrepresented ...

Sanders Plan Will Not Destroy HBCUs: Why Clyburn Is Wrong About the Clinton Plan

Alan A. Aja | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
Alan A. Aja

CO-AUTHORED BY Mark Paul, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Headshot Uploaded), Mark Paul is a PhD Candidate in economics at the University of Mas...

Collaboration vs. Competition

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

In the wake of the Super Bowl, an annual ritual celebrating athletic prowess, I've been reflecting on the role of competition in our colleges and univ...

The Real Game Changer for PWI's: Racially Diversifying Boards of Trustees and Administration

Patti R. Rose | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices
Patti R. Rose

In general, at colleges/universities that are predominantly white, most, if not all of the Board of Trustee Members and Administrators, the people that actually oversee the President's management of an academic institution's finances and ensure that the institution has the capacity to fulfill its stated mission, are white.

Black Colleges and the Feeling of Home

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.17.2015 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

All too often PWI leaders assume that they have much to teach HBCUs, but this is not the case when it pertains to providing inclusive, nurturing environments that respect African American students.

A Closer Look at the Minority Serving Institution Passport

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.03.2015 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), though only accounting for 3.6 percent of all students, who pursue study abroad, support a disproportionate share of U.S. students of color that do so.

HBCU Alumni Are Thriving More Than Black Grads Of Other Schools, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.29.2015 | Black Voices

For years, people have questioned the relevancy of historically black colleges and universities, especially with many of these institutions facing fis...

Recovering From Disaster: W. Franklin Evans, South Carolina State University, and a Vision for the Future

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

South Carolina State University has experienced considerable turmoil in recent months - leadership struggles, financial mismanagement, threats of accreditation loss, and a difficult relationship with the state of South Carolina, but more recently, the longstanding institution has had an increase in enrollment.

Black, Gifted and Whole: Celebrating the Brilliance and Resilience of Black Gay Men

George M. Johnson | Posted 10.08.2015 | Black Voices
George M. Johnson

Black Gifted and Whole is a revolutionary attempt to change the narrative of Black gay men across the world.

Call Me Mr. Bennett: First Names, Last Names, Respect, and Diversity

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.10.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

The more I take on the responsibility to lead diverse groups, the more I am aware of the importance of perceptions, symbols and subtleties, and the more I am skeptical of abstract rules. We often fail to communicate what we intend, without fault.

Manhattan Institute Tackles the Future of Black America

Cherylyn Harley LeBon | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Cherylyn Harley LeBon

Recently, the Manhattan Institute convened a day-long forum, "Prospects for Black America: The Moynihan Report Turns 50." In the aftermath of Ferguso...

‘The New Black' Opens New Dialogue About LGBT, Religion In The Black Community

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

(RNS) Is gay marriage a civil right like black equality? Or is it a sin African-Americans should condemn? That’s the question at the heart of “...

Disrupting the Daisy Chain: What Modern Women's Colleges Really Do

Patricia McGuire | Posted 05.10.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

Educating women is essential to alleviating poverty, fostering economic development, improving the health and education of children. Women's colleges have long served as gateways for educational and economic opportunity for women.

South Carolina State University Close To Being Taken Over By The State

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2015 | College

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb 19 (Reuters) - South Carolina lawmakers have moved closer to ordering the state to take contr...

A Better Way to Spend $60 Billion? Expand Pell Grants

Carolyn Ash | Posted 04.11.2015 | Education
Carolyn Ash

Let's make an even greater investment in the Pell Grant program. And let's eradicate labor market inequalities that reward white high school dropouts with greater access to jobs than black graduates with a community college degree.

The Enduring Relevance of HBCUs in America

Herron Keyon Gaston | Posted 03.23.2015 | College
Herron Keyon Gaston

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?

Why the U.S. College Landscape Still Needs HBCUs

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

It's no secret that Black and other non-white students in the U.S. have always faced an uphill struggle when it comes to education. Even today, the achievement gap between white students and their peers of color is wide.

Obama's Free College Plan Is Not An 'Attack' On HBCUs

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices

Last week, President Obama stirred quite a bit of controversy when he announced a plan to make two years of college free for American students who mai...

2014 Top 10 Accomplishments on the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Landscape

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

It's that time of year again - time to look back at the accomplishments of HBCUs. We present those that we think will have the most lasting impact on Black colleges, the students that they serve, as well as the surrounding communities.

Do Toni Morrison's Papers Belong At Princeton Or Howard?

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.23.2014 | Black Voices

Last week, Toni Morrison's papers found a permanent home at Princeton University, where Morrison was a faculty member for 27 years. While the move was...

A Clarion Call to Black Higher Education

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

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.