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

Nsenga Burton | Posted 09.03.2014 | 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.

Recapping the Women's College Advantage

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.13.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

As a women's college alumna, my contention is that women's colleges are today's best kept secret in higher education. It's the main reason I started blogging and with so many advantages, it would be remiss of me not to continue to do so.

Black Colleges Must Change to Survive, Thrive

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.01.2014 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The debate around the relevancy of historically black colleges (HBCUs) is at least as old as the 1954 Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education that "separate but equal" educational systems are inherently unequal.

What One Professor Said That Explains The 'Privilege' Problem In Higher Ed

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.08.2014 | College

Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum recently announced she would be stepping down from her position after more than 12 years of leading the...

College Women Gain Valuable Career Experience This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.23.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

The summer months are the perfect time for college students to add relevant experience to their resume. This experience, whether you're going on to graduate school or launching your career after graduation, gives you a chance to stand out.

What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing this summer.

Ivory Tower: The Increasing Costs and Decreasing Benefits of Higher Education

Nell Minow | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
Nell Minow

Andrew Rossi's new documentary, Ivory Tower, looks at higher education today, especially the vertiginously escalating tuition costs and the consequences of those costs, from crushing debt burdens on young graduates to the compromises schools make to attract students who are able to pay full price.

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.

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.