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Why We Should Resist Black Male Exceptionalism: A Graduate's Perspective

Jared Loggins | Posted 05.22.2015 | College
Jared Loggins

When former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick stood before the Morehouse College Class of 2015 to deliver his commencement address, he joined a host of notable black men, who, in recent years have ascended to the heights of American public service and have too charged black men and boys to be exceptional.

"Remembering George Haley: The Greatest American You've Never Heard Of"

Curtis Valentine | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices
Curtis Valentine

I believe Ambassador Haley's place in American history should be more prominent. For a man who made American history six times, Ambassador Haley never spoke of his accomplishments or the past preferring to concentrate on the future.

REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding; A Different Narrative for Black Men In America

Michele Hunt | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Michele Hunt

This book shines a light on impactful, positive stories of successful Black men who dared to dream big, and made their dreams come true against tremendous obstacles.

Exclusive Interview: Rock City on the 57th #GRAMMYs, Growing Up Poor and #WhatDreamsAreMadeOf

Timothy Tukes | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

Rock City's new project #WhatDreamsAreMadeOf is an homage to St. Thomas and their struggle. They hope their new project can narrate the stories many have overcome and still face, specifically growing up disadvantaged and in poverty.

Prayers For Our Children For The New Year

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a world rife with war, religious, racial, gender, sectarian, and political strife, when so many children lack safety, enough food, shelter, health care, and education and suffer unthinkable losses of parents to disease, violence, and war, I hope this New Year will bring adults closer to our common sense and moral responsibility for children's well being.

Christmas Vespers, Concerts, and Candlelight Services at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

On December 6, 2014, thanks to live-stream technology, I enjoyed the 88th Annual Spelman‒Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert from the comfort of my abode. I was not disappointed.

What Collateral Damage Could the Cosby Quagmire Inflict on the African-American Community?

Chandra Thomas Whitfield | Posted 01.31.2015 | Black Voices
Chandra Thomas Whitfield

While many of us have celebrated and enjoyed Cosby's talents, he is one man who in no way represents an entire race of people. We all must do our part to ensure that no matter how this situation ultimately unfolds, that it does not end up casting an unwarranted negative shadow on an entire community.

J. Cole Visits Morehouse Students

Timothy Tukes | Posted 01.24.2015 | College
Timothy Tukes

There on the side street juxtaposed to Chivers, Mays and Dansby Halls, a crowd of more than two hundred wide-eyed, screaming students gathered with cell phones in hand stand ready to digitally record some unforgettable moment.

'Unintelligent Blacks': Why Apple's Tim Cook and Charles Barkley Should Talk Inclusion

George Alexander | Posted 01.06.2015 | Small Business
George Alexander

Just last week it was reported that Barkley chose to unleash to the airwaves on a Philadelphia radio station a declaration about what he deems as "successful" blacks' biggest problem -- "unintelligent" black people. Check it out.

Dear Morehouse Football

Timothy Tukes | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Timothy Tukes

We need to address and deal with the prevalent culture centered on performed, hyper masculinity at Morehouse. Instead of fostering competitiveness and distinction, the community should encourage its students to consider the humanity of others.

Vh1's 'ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta's Rise in the Rap Game'

Nsenga Burton | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

Despite a strong introduction, the film quickly falls into a narrative that is hyper focused on rap music, yet fails to include in a meaningful way, other musical movements that were taking place simultaneously and contributed significantly to the rise of Atlanta rap.

Troy Davis' Nephew Is Raising Money To Pay For His Sophomore Year At Morehouse

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices

The last few years have been difficult for Antone De'Juan Davis Correia. In September 2011, his uncle, Troy Davis, was executed in Georgia after h...

In Atlanta, Freelon's New National Center for Civil and Human Rights

J. Michael Welton | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Architect Phil Freelon, whose Freelon Group recently merged with Perkins+Will, will be heading to Atlanta on June 23 for opening ceremonies centered around the design of his newest civic space: It's the strikingly symbolic National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR).

The Case for Underrepresented Students at Predominately White Institutions

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Ernest Owens

I wanted to continue the legacy of brave students of color who proved that we are just as smart and deserving, if not more, than those elite and privileged that for many years dominated these institutions.

Cradle-To-Power: From the Talented Tenth to My Brothers' Keeper

John Silvanus Wilson Jr. | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
John Silvanus Wilson Jr.

The lost lives of Clay Cross and Kendarius Edwards underscore how our nation's safety, security and competitiveness are compromised with every instance of wasted potential and every senseless death.

From Morehouse to Berkeley and Back: Difficult Decisions for Black Students

Marcus Lee | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices
Marcus Lee

If we assume our own inherent potential and value as students and remain critical, we can begin to see the challenges that seek to obstruct us more vividly, call them out more pointedly, and work together across institutions to create change more triumphantly.

Race and Sex at HBCUs

Marcus Lee | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Marcus Lee

These questions -- and many more -- complicate simplistic narratives of sexuality and help to debunk the idea that one can quantify LGBT friendliness.

Faith, Race and Leadership: Conversations With Morehouse College's 11th President

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

The recent inauguration of Morehouse College's 11th president is a major milestone not only for HBCUs (Historic Black Colleges and Universities) and t...

The World of Our Dreams

John Silvanus Wilson Jr. | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
John Silvanus Wilson Jr.

I was inaugurated a few days ago as president of Morehouse College. I delivered an urgent call to action in my inaugural address, calling on the nation to commit itself to achieving the goal of making a cradle-to-power pipeline real for black men.

LOOK: College Photos Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Every year we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his selfless dedication to the fight for civil rights, remembering him as an iconic leader and...

Top 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Accomplishments in 2013

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

Each year we search the nation for the very best of what is happening at HBCUs. This year we found some terrific successes including significant philanthropic contributions, great new programs, and legal and moral victories. Consider our choices and feel free to add your own.

Making Plus Loans Add Up for All Americans

John Silvanus Wilson Jr. | Posted 02.18.2014 | College
John Silvanus Wilson Jr.

Normally about eight percent of Morehouse students who pay a deposit to attend do not enroll, but that number doubled to 16 percent, in part, we believe, because of the new loan rules.

The Role of HBCUs in the Marches on Washington

William H. Lamar IV | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
William H. Lamar IV

In its own way, the HBCU made the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom possible. Today's HBCU must make meaning of its legacy for its students, who must work tirelessly to usher in a better society and more just world.

iHeart Radio's Rising Star, Alex Jacke Takes on Music Industry Full Force as an Emerging Artist

Jordan Harris | Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment
Jordan Harris

With only two EP's to his name, emerging recording artist and songwriter, Alex Jacke's soothing vocals, enticing lyrics, charm and rapidly growing fan base are enough to give R&B veteran, Trey Songz and newcomer, Travis Garland a run for their money.

A Commencement Speech to Myself

Emme | Posted 07.28.2013 | Fifty
Emme

I realized, I could use a commencement of my own, a speech that put me front and center of my own life possibly celebrating 50 years on this earth and being proud of it.