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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...

Jarrett L. Carter

Five HBCUs Saving The World Through Sustainability

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

Five historically black colleges and universities are taking bold steps to preserve the environment and build healthier communities for African-Americ...

Jarrett L. Carter

HBCUs Take On New Focus

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

Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning is at the center of a redevelopment plan for Baltimore City’s northeast corridor. Th...

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.

I Am Black And I Am Proud That I Attended a Predominately White College

Toya Corbett | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Toya Corbett

To my HBCU friends, we do know how to celebrate homecoming at majority institutions. We cherish our undergraduate experience as much as you do. Believe it or not, my "blackness" was amplified at UNC Charlotte. I knew I had no choice but to stand tall and to be a voice for our culture and race on campus.

Our Next Generation of Leaders: HBCU Students Advancing Change

Sultan Shakir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Sultan Shakir

Beginning this past weekend, 30 students from 14 states and 22 institutions attended HRC's HBCU LGBT Leadership and Career Summit. The annual summit is part of a yearlong effort that fosters an effective group of LGBT student leaders at HBCUs.

Everyone Can Be a Philanthropist!

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 12.31.2013 | Impact
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

I doubt my parents had ever heard of the word philanthropy. Yet, there they were fully immersed in a lifetime of philanthropic activities, sharing their time, talents and meager financial resources with the community of which they were an integral part.

Grambling University Football Boycott: Canary in a Coal Mine

William H. Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
William H. Turner

The Grambling challenge is really about much more than this single incident involving a stellar black college sports team. It's about the collective cultural and social acceptability and the economic sustainability of black colleges in a so-called post-racial America.

10 Best HBCU Homecomings

Posted 10.15.2013 | Black Voices

It’s that time of year when thirsty Homecoming texts get sent, lies get told and thousands of HBCU alumni flock to their alma maters for a drunken d...

Colleges Push Feds To Revoke Student Loan Changes

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2013 | College

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - A mere $600 stood between Christian Fair, 20, and his future this semester, when the ...

The Newest Hotspot for Global Education: HBCUs

Molly Corbett Broad | Posted 11.24.2013 | College
Molly Corbett Broad

The students HBCUs serve, who represent such an important and historically underrepresented group in higher education, will be better prepared to change the world because of their institutions' deep commitments to offering truly internationalized learning environments.

Mentoring Matters

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 11.23.2013 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

We are all standing on the shoulders of those who believed in us long before we believed in ourselves. They were mentors long before the term gained the recognition that it has today.

Dreaming and Doing in Middle Georgia -- About Things National and International

Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith | Posted 11.05.2013 | College
Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith

"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfill...

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.

Obama Higher Ed Reforms Makes HBCU Perspectives Critical in Policy Development Stages

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 10.22.2013 | College
Jarrett L. Carter

Under President Obama's plan, schools that graduate the most students with the least amount of debt will receive consideration for funding to expand that success. HBCUs face a very real threat with these plans.

Parents May Receive Compensation For Son's Hazing Death Under Florida Bill

The Orlando Sentinel | Stephen Hudak | Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices

Proposed legislation was filed Thursday in the Florida Senate that would compensate the parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion for pain and suffer...

Are White Universities Undermining Black Culture?

Posted 07.23.2013 | Black Voices

College comes with growing pains of its own, but for black students attending predominately white universities, a different type of challenge exists, ...

FAMU Hazing Prosecutor: 'Three Years In Prison Is Too Little'

The Orlando Sentinel | Stephen Hudak | Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices

Prosecutors suggested Thursday that they are finished with plea deals that mete out light sentences of probation and community service to ex-band memb...

What Historically Black Colleges and Universities Must Do To Regain Market Share

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

If HBCUs are to succeed in regaining student market share, they must close the gap between espoused excellence and the reality that exists. The failure to do so will result in the continued loss of students who have traditionally enrolled at HBCUs.

FAMU Drum Major Now Facing Felony In Hazing Case

The Orlando Sentinel | Stephen Hudak | Posted 08.25.2013 | Black Voices

Prosecutors today added manslaughter and felony hazing to their case against former FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas, who was once charged only with a misd...

Alabama State Failure Symbolic Of HBCU Struggles

The Montgomery Advertiser | Tim Gayle | Posted 08.18.2013 | Black Voices

The NCAA's Academic Performance Program revamped the Academic Progress Rate (APR) data in 2011, wary of the struggles historic black colleges and univ...

Historic University May Be Gone In 3 Years, Trustee Warns

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.10.2013 | College

A member of Howard University's board of trustees sent a letter with a dire warning that the Washington, D.C., school "will not be here in three years...