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How HBCUs Respond to a Call for Inclusion of LGBT Students

The Root | Yoruba Richen | Posted 09.21.2014 | Black Voices

For many who choose to attend an HBCU, the decision is about far more than just academics. Since the first HBCUs opened their doors in the years befor...

The 10 Most Essential Attributes of an HBCU Trustee

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

Like many of my friends and colleagues, I have been struck by recently alleged behavior attributed to some HBCU trustees. Unfortunately, the alleged behavior of a few has a way of imputing the character of all HBCU trustees more so than appears to be the case at PWIs.

Yesterday's HBCU Pride Is Today's HBCU Irrelevance

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Waiting for HBCUs to "do right" or "do better" before giving our support only prolongs the 'do wrong' culture and resentment of the same.

Diverse Conversations: Is a 4.0 at an HBCU the Same as a 4.0 at a PWI?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Historically black colleges and universities or HBCUs have an important tradition in the United States. It's not necessarily a straightforward traditi...

HBCU Student Success Summit

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

Achieving significant and sustainable gains in student success requires distributed leadership; strategic investments, focus and follow through, among others.

Flashback

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 08.24.2014 | Education
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

Although I can now drink from any fountain I choose and live in any house I can afford, I can still see those "White Only" signs above the water fountains and on the toilet doors. They propel me to never forget my beginnings.

What Does The Future Hold For HBCUs?

The Grio | Craig Melvin | Posted 06.05.2014 | Black Voices

MSNBC’s Craig Melvin explores the legacy of HBCUs, the challenges they face and what the future holds. This weeklong series looks at the roots of...

Thinking Beyond the Box

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 06.22.2014 | Education
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

Those of us who are staunch advocates of HBCUs must not allow our support to impede a critical, yet objective analysis of what these institutions must do to become more competitive and responsive.

HBCUs: Over-Governed and Under-Led

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Education
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

The question is not who is in charge. Rather, it is how well is the university doing in fulfilling its mission.

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.

The Art of Budget Cutting

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

No matter how many times my colleagues and I had to grapple with cutting the budget, it was never a process with which I ever became completely comfortable.

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...

Hidden Treasures: The Colleges and Universities That Are Finally Being Noticed

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

As our nation begins to reexamine its social structure -- one, that for so long has been perceived to reward merit and hard work, but in actuality reproduces social class inequities -- a vision for a new educational landscape must include MSIs.

Jarrett L. Carter

University Brings Brain Food To The Masses With Renowned Lecture Series

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

Dillard University will welcome renowned gospel artist Kirk Franklin to the campus on Feb 6., an appearance made possible by the university’s signat...

Jarrett L. Carter

These HBCUs Are Embracing This Innovative Community Model

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

A key element of urban sustainability is for a community to control its natural resources. A growing example of metropolitan communities taking owners...

Jarrett L. Carter

HBCUs Lead New Innovation In Urban Agriculture

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

Officials at Virginia State University believe that a person with a little bit of land and a lot of work ethic can make a good living as an agricultur...

Jarrett L. Carter

HBCU Presidents Share Insight On Sustainable Leadership

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Historically black colleges and universities have been at the center of a number of public debates on the changing culture of higher education. But wi...

Jarrett L. Carter

University Tries New Method To Combat Crime On HBCU Campuses

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.24.2014 | Black Voices

Leonard Hamm is looking forward to his teaching load this upcoming semester. A self-proclaimed “ordinary guy” who’s just looking to give Coppin ...

Jarrett L. Carter

Five Must-Visit Sites For HBCU Marching Band Fans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

The blare of the brass and penetrating thump of bass drums signals the start of the show; halftime at a historically black college football game. For ...

Five Strategies for Increasing Enrollment at HBCUs

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

As we commence 2014, college admissions and FAFSA application deadlines are rapidly approaching. Of course, we know that many open-admissions, online ...

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...

Jarrett L. Carter

Is Recycling At HBCUs A Thing Of The Past?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

In 2003, a comprehensive research study on African-American attitudes towards environmental issues was published. Dispelling Old Myths: African Americ...

Jarrett L. Carter

HBCUs Taking The Lead On Important Initiative

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Weather monitoring satellites, hurricane tracking, atmospheric assessment, climate advocacy. Many Americans would normally associate these terms with ...

University Forbids New President From Living With Potential Love Interests

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

With the limited number of black, female university presidents, we're usually quick to celebrate any woman and college that can add the rare feat to t...

Jarrett L. Carter

HBCUs Taking The Lead In Major Area Of Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Howard University Interim President Wayne A. I. Frederick wants his students following you around the grocery store. He envisions HU nutrition science...