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Race and Sex at HBCUs

Marcus Lee | Posted 03.27.2014 | 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.

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...

From Their Hearts to Your Home: Videos of Women's Colleges Holiday Wishes

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.20.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Today, I'm sharing holiday videos from women's colleges as they celebrate the holidays, offering season's greetings, holiday wishes, and Christmas cheer!

10 Facts About HBCUs We Bet You Didn't Know

Posted 12.02.2013 | Black Voices

There are over 100 historically black colleges and universities in the United States. According to the Higher Education Act of 1965, an HBCU is de...

We Did Both

Asha Palmer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Asha Palmer

Nelly wants the world to think they have to choose between a video and a life. Because that's what he did. By canceling his bone marrow drive, he made his choice. And by having our own drive and bringing a national conversation to the forefront of our community, we made ours.

Former Spelman Students Respond To Nelly

Posted 11.19.2013 | Black Voices

Last week, Nelly sparked a bit of controversy in his response to a group of women at Spelman college, expressing his frustration surrounding a 2004 pr...

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.

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.

Black Women: From Object to Human

Marcus Lee | Posted 05.04.2013 | Black Voices
Marcus Lee

Black femininity has been and still is wholly devalued. Black women's regality is too often erased and replaced with obligatory domesticity and/or hypersexuality. These constructions of black women ignore their diversity, diminish their dignity and neglect their humanity.

Spelman College To Cut Sports In Bid To Improve Student Health

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | College

By David Beasley ATLANTA, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Spelman College, the oldest historically black U.S. college for women, is scrapping its ...

Spelman College Ditches Athletics Program In Favor Of Health And Fitness Initiative

AP | By JUSTIN POPE and CHRISTINA ALMEIDA | Posted 11.01.2012 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- Sports began on American college campuses as a way for students to blow off steam and be healthy. Over the last century and a half, athleti...

Alyssa Creamer

Gabby Douglas Didn't Get The Big Pitch From Spelman College

HuffingtonPost.com | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.10.2012 | College

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas isn't on the verge of committing to Spelman College -- at least not to the president's knowledge. ...

VH1 Protest Organizer Explains Why She is Full of Hate

Erin Harper | Posted 08.25.2012 | Black Voices
Erin Harper

I have a dream that one day there will no longer be such a vast divide between "social consciousness" and "entertainment". Our world is too damaged to remain subscribed to traditional paradigms in entertainment.

Oprah & Jill Biden Announce Commencement Speeches

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.24.2012 | College

Media leader Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice-President Joe Biden, are each speaking to graduates this spring as commencement speakers. ...

The Julian Bond Philanthropy Song

Maxim Thorne | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

Take a moment to enjoy the American philanthropic Julian Bond song for the success that it is. The lessons of his song will have great meaning in the civil rights and social justice movements of today.

Spelman College Senior Finds Her Passion in Film

Jordan Harris | Posted 02.21.2012 | College
Jordan Harris

Hope Harris is making her way to the 595 North Event Venue and Lounge -- in the heart of Atlanta -- for the SESAC Strip showcase. But first she has to finish a 12-page research paper for her theater class.

Taking a Close Look at the U.S. News Historically Black Colleges and University Rankings

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

Rather than comparing HBCUs to majority institutions, the U.S. News and World Report ranks the historic institutions against their peers. This is problematic since these institutions as a group are wonderfully diverse.

Junior Year: I'm in No Rush to Graduate

Jordan Harris | Posted 10.15.2011 | College
Jordan Harris

It's scary how my collegiate years seem to be slipping away. While some of my peers are itching to decorate their cars with "Spelman Alumna" bumper stickers, I'm in no rush to dive head first into the real world.

HBCU Glory Days

Kalia N. Baker | Posted 10.03.2011 | College
Kalia N. Baker

I knew I would attend an HBCU because there was a cultural puzzle piece missing in my life, an untold story about my history that was not in the repetitive lessons my white teachers thought were expanding horizons or bringing awareness.

Welcome to Spelman (And to Sisterhood)

Jordan Harris | Posted 10.03.2011 | College
Jordan Harris

Had I not known better, I would have sworn I was being initiated into a secret society, minus the blood oaths I had read about and seen in movies one too many times. Instead, I was now a part of the Spelman sisterhood.

American Commencement: Can the Class of 2011 Be the Freedom Riders of Tomorrow?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 07.16.2011 | Education
Curtis Valentine

On this, the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, it is time to reflect on how America can better prepare our new graduates to serve their communities and the world.

Michelle Obama Speaks At Spelman College

AP | By ERRIN HAINES | Posted 07.16.2011 | College

ATLANTA -- First lady Michelle Obama was welcomed with thunderous cheers and told the 550 graduating from Spelman College, an historically black women...

Michelle Obama's Commencement Address Schedule Released

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Michelle Obama will deliver commencement addresses at three colleges this spring, the White House announced today. The First Lady will address the ...

Spike Lee: Who Do You Think You Are?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Spike Lee has long been a passionate chronicler of African-American history. That documentation of the collective black experience has fed into his curiosity to explore his own family history.

And Still We Rise: One HBCU President's Perspective

Beverly Daniel Tatum | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Beverly Daniel Tatum

There is a disconnect between the reality I see every day as president of the oldest historically black college for women and the assumptions outsiders make about what we do and why we do it.