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New Koch, Same as the Old Koch

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Don't be fooled by the recent USA Today column in which Charles Koch, a man who made billions while trampling workers' rights, shares his supposed deep concern for working families, young people and the disadvantaged.

Black Colleges Face Hard Choices On $25 Million Koch Donation

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters. Enter a $25 million gift to the United...

Dave Jamieson

United Negro College Fund Pilloried Over Koch Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the largest labor unions in the country is severing its ties with the United Negro College Fund over the storied scholarship grou...

Koch Brothers' UNCF Gift Is Worst Symptom of HBCU Financial Crisis

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

One of the nation's richest and most influential companies with political leanings that weigh heavily against the mission and the culture of historically Black colleges and universities, is one of the largest benefactors to our most vulnerable institutions.

Koch Brothers Gift $25 Million To United Negro College Fund

AP | Kimberly Hefling | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices

The United Negro College Fund announced a $25 million grant Friday from Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation — a large donation from...

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.

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.

Former Dem Rep Dies At 71

AP | RON TODT | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — Former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray III, who rose to influential positions in Congress and was the first black to become majority wh...

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...

Brennan Williams

Anthony Hamilton: Hopefully Bobbi Kristina Can Make Wiser Decisions

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Brennan Williams

Kenny Lattimore Returns '2 Cool' On New Album

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

The NYC DOE Needs an A-Team

Michele Somerville | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education
Michele Somerville

The way to make genuine change in a system that is failing hundreds of thousands of children is to revitalize the weakest schools.

Obama's Nobel Money: President Chooses Charities To Receive Prize

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to donate the $1.4 million from his Nobel Peace Prize to helping students, veterans' families and surv...

The Black List: Volume Three

Eleanor Moonier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eleanor Moonier

The interviewees' candidness in HBO's The Black List: Vol. 3, along with the aesthetic simplicity of the film, achieves something strikingly authentic -- more oral history than celebrity interview.

Outraged Lily-White GOP More Upset with Sen. Reid than Prominent Black Leaders

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

According to the 99.5% lily-white Republican Party, these poor black folk defending Reid are either too naive or forgiving or both to understand just how offensive and insensitive his remarks were.

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.

Blaxploitation, GOP Style

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

Tthe GOP is stepping up efforts to stress diversity, but is resorting to a tried-and-true W. tactic: the promotion of compromised, disreputable individuals -- a kind of lemon diversity that only highlights their cynicism and contempt for the public.