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Historically Black Universities

Vote of Closure for SC State: A Warning Shot for the Ages

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

South Carolina State University will find it nearly impossible to recover from Tuesday's vote by the South Carolina House Ways and Means Subcommittee to close the university for one year while all leadership and students are swept out of its doors.

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...

For HBCUs, the Proof Is in the Productivity

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

And as the nation scrambles to match the intellectual capacity of nations in the Middle and Far East for economic and national security interests, the tenor of the nation's conversation towards HBCUs has changed.

Jews And HBCUs: What's The Connection?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

Parallels between Jewish and African-American communities' quest for civil rights have sparked debate and empathy for ages. But while the two groups' ...

HBCU vs. PWI -- Choice of a Pop Cultured Generation

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Popular culture, whether driven by intimate influences or external ones, has everything to do with where a black student chooses to go to school. There's no bad choice.

HBCU Blues: America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the 21st Century

Della Britton | Posted 10.29.2011 | Black Voices
Della Britton

In more recent years, budget cuts, aging buildings and failing infrastructures have undercut the once vital role many HBCUs played in educating and uplifting the Black community.

Burden of Diversity Yields Benefit of Attention for HBCUs

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 10.24.2011 | College
Jarrett L. Carter

Put aside the fact that the black experts and leaders are disproportionately HBCU graduates; there is still the hypocrisy of expecting black students to make the choice for diversity when the same expectation is not present for white students.