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A Principle Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Last month, United Negro College Fund President Michael Lomax announced that his organization has received a $25-million grant from the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, who also fund efforts to suppress voters' rights and workers' rights. I sent the following letter to Lomax on July 8.

Google Diversity Report and Unleashing STEM Mentors

Julie Kantor | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

Google's big news about the diversity of their workforce is sending shockwaves through corporate and nonprofit America this week in a bold announcement by Google's SVP of People Operations Laszlo Bock who shared on PBS that 17 percent of tech jobs at Google are filled by women and under 3 percent by minorities.

UNCF, Stanford University Produce Historic HBCU Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley

Mike Green | Posted 02.08.2014 | Black Voices
Mike Green

America has come to realize it cannot achieve its economic competitiveness goals when so much of its talented landscape is producing so little.

Arne Duncan Headlines Launch of New UNCF Better Futures Campaign

Marcus Bright | Posted 08.17.2013 | College
Marcus Bright

The need for an expansion of private funding for higher education has increased in importance in an environment dominated by budget cuts to education at the federal, state, and local levels nationwide.

Failing Our Future

Beverly Daniel Tatum | Posted 05.20.2013 | College
Beverly Daniel Tatum

Despite our national rhetoric about the importance of a college-educated workforce, recent action (or inaction) at the federal level makes it harder every day for students to achieve that goal.

SXSWedu Launches Next Big Idea: Inclusive Competitiveness

Mike Green | Posted 05.04.2013 | Black Voices
Mike Green

No inclusive innovation framework or economic transformation can be developed without strong support from local institutional powers.

My Black Is Beautiful Launches Big Initiative

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Black Voices

The Essence Music Festival is in full swing and while there are plenty of amazing music acts hitting the stage this weekend--like D'Angelo, Mary J. Bl...

Black Advocacy Groups Must Push Anti-HBCU Media Coverage to Top of Social Justice Agenda

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 08.22.2012 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

It's time for black advocacy organizations with built-to-last influence in advancing the Black American agenda to include HBCUs at the top of their priorities, and to increase the call for an immediate end to unbalanced reporting on these institutions.

Tomorrow's Leaders Learn From Today's At Inaugural UNCF Student Leadership Conference

Posted 06.14.2012 | Black Voices

Recently, UNCF brought 34 students to Washington for its inaugural Student Leadership Conference, sponsored by three transformational UNCF programs: t...

My Experience at UNCF's Inaugural Convention

Faith Toran | Posted 08.14.2012 | Black Voices
Faith Toran

Thus far, the leadership conference has reaffirmed my call to service. My hope is that this experience will allow me to become a beacon of hope and an agent of change to combat the educational inequalities in Washington, DC and the world.

My Experience at UNCF's Inaugural Convention

Delrisha White | Posted 08.13.2012 | Black Voices
Delrisha White

I emancipated out of the foster care system shortly after I graduated high school, a feat only 46% of foster youth experience. I am a part of 10% of foster youth that continued to college and I will soon graduate to the 1% that will actually obtain a baccalaureate degree.

Boris Kodjoe Talks Community Work And Dressing For Success

Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson & Julee Wilson | Posted 03.12.2012 | Black Voices

Boris Kodjoe bared his soul for the ladies in the early 2000s and sat down in 2010 with Black Voices to muse on style. With two films and a flourishin...

Brennan Williams

Anthony Hamilton: Hopefully Bobbi Kristina Can Make Wiser Decisions | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.01.2012 | Black Voices

Known for belting out soulful lyrics set against a nostalgic sound, Anthony Hamilton is working to inspire today's youth through his affiliation with ...

650 Miles -- The Legacy of Ossie Davis

Sonya Denyse | Posted 04.08.2012 | Impact
Sonya Denyse

Legacy begins with vision and is sustained with commitment and persistence. I was honored to participate in sustaining Ossie Davis's legacy. Ossie's walk continues in the footsteps of the scholars that bear his name.

Brennan Williams

Kenny Lattimore Returns '2 Cool' On New Album | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.06.2012 | Black Voices

For Kenny Lattimore, authenticity is about reaching his audience through song. And he is now reaching out to that audience in other ways. The Grammy-n...

UNCF Honors Students With "An Evening With The Stars"

Posted 03.30.2012 | Black Voices

This weekend, BET will broadcast the 33rd Annual United Negro College Fund's An Evening with the Stars. UNCF, longtime advocate for young people o...

PHOTOS: Style Scene At UNCF's Evening Of Stars

Posted 10.15.2011 | Black Voices

Pattie LaBelle, Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosious and Estelle are just a few of the stars that lit up the stage last night during the 33rd Annual United Negr...

Let Change Happen

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

The situation in US K12 education is really bad: states are broke and the calcified system is unable to respond creatively; deep inequities persist; a...

Harry's "Washington Gaffe"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the exception of one poorly-chosen word, it seems to me to fit the classic definition of a "Washington gaffe" -- accidentally speaking a bald truth, and having to immediately apologize for such unseemliness.