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Richmond to Ferguson: A Meditation on Solidarity and Being an Ally

Bayan Atari | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Bayan Atari

We are angry, energized, and eager for change, but if we allow ourselves to be deluded by romanticized illusions of togetherness and a lack of seriousness in our intentions, then we will not get much done.

Jordan Schultz

Final Four Crashers: College Basketball's Top Mid-Major Teams Of 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 12.02.2014 | Sports

"Power" conferences don't mean what they used to -- not with the Butlers, Wichita States and VCUs of the world crashing the Final Four party as much a...

I Didn't Wear Pink for Breast Cancer This October (And Here's Why)

Margaret Carmel | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Margaret Carmel

Called "Pinkwashing," this practice allows companies to disguise harmful behaviors and business models with a surface of charitable giving. The entire movement allows companies cover to hide unsavory activities, which sometimes are even known to cause cancer themselves.

A Reminder that America Is Not Colorblind, But It Can Be

Niyah White | Posted 11.09.2014 | Black Voices
Niyah White

We grasp tightly onto our dirty, old habits of prejudice by focusing on the surface issues of race, when instead I believe the world is much more dynamic and simplified if we infuse a larger dose of humanity back into it.

Strong Programs, Strong Mentors, and Strong Mindsets

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We know the commonly repeated claim that there are more Black men in prison than in college isn't true--but in 2011 Black men accounted for fewer than 6 percent of undergraduate students and 4 percent of graduate students, though they made up 8.7 percent of 18-29 year olds.

A Tribute to a Blues Triumvirate

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

"My husband, an artist, a guitar player and a lover of the blues, left this world suddenly. When I create objects of his passion, his presence returns and it rekindles his love, allowing me to give love to him again."

Jordan Schultz

March Madness Friday Preview: The Rise Of Jabari Parker, Doug McDermott And Kentucky's Issues

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 03.20.2014 | Sports

Thursday's first full day of action in the NCAA Tournament was everything as advertised. Dayton stunned in-state foe Ohio State in a terrific opening ...

If You Ain't a Reflection, You're a Wave: Interview With Matthew Fisher

Ridley Howard | Posted 05.14.2014 | Arts
Ridley Howard

"There is a practical side to these images, a bewilderment of nature. Waves have been crashing and clouds floating for as long as time itself. Nature always does its thing; we're just in the way."

Dem Calls For McDonnell To Resign As Questions Mount Over Donor Gifts

The Virginian-Pilot | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

Two years ago, the capital city was awash in black and gold excitement as the Virginia Commonwealth University men's basketball team made a thrilling ...

Virginia Commonwealth University's Creative Atmosphere and Campus Style

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.04.2013 | Style
CollegeFashionista

VCU is known for having one of the largest, most diverse student populations in the state of Virginia. You'll spot all kinds of styles while roaming the streets of campus

Shaka Smart Not Going Anywhere

AP | HANK KURZ Jr. | Posted 03.28.2013 | Sports

-- Shaka Smart and VCU have agreed in principle to a deal to keep the basketball coach at the school. The details are still being finalized, but the...

Jordan Schultz

Gonzaga, VCU's HAVOC And Russ Smith Among NCAA Tournament Things To Watch On Saturday

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 03.23.2013 | Sports

It's Saturday, which unfortunately means you're bracket-busted like 99.7 percent of Americans. (Thanks a lot New Mexico and Georgetown.) But there is ...

PREDICT: Michigan Vs. VCU

Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports

No. 4 seed Michigan will face No. 5 seed Virginia Commonwealth in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in the South region. The Wolverines defeat...

VCU Routs Akron

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- VCU was at its best, pressing, running – and winning with ease. The fifth-seeded Rams set an NCAA tournament record that...

VCU Wreaks Havoc

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 05.21.2013 | Sports

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Troy Daniels had 23 points, Juvonte Reddic scored 21 and VCU routed Akron 88-42 on Thursday night in the most lopsided vic...

NCAA Tournament: Indiana And Gonzaga Have Easiest Paths To Final Four

Jordan Schultz | Posted 05.19.2013 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Here's a look at five higher seeds that drew well -- a factor always worth considering when filling out your bracket.

VCU vs. Akron

Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports

No. 5 seed Virginia Commonwealth will face No. 12 Akron in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the South region. VCU is making its thir...

Shaka Smart Turns Down Illinois Job Offer

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.21.2012 | Sports

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Virginia Commonwealth basketball coach Shaka Smart on Wednesday ended speculation that he might take the open job at Illinois ...

LIVE: NCAA Action

Posted 03.17.2012 | Sports

While Friday was highlighted by unheralded squads from Lehigh and Norfolk State upsetting powerhouse teams from Duke and Missouri, the bulk of the gam...

PREDICT: Indiana vs. VCU

Posted 03.17.2012 | Sports

By Greg Mengelt, CollegeHoops.Net 4) Indiana vs. (12) Virginia Commonwealth: South Region Records Indiana 26-8, 11-7 Big Ten (At large) VCU...

VCU Busting Brackets Again

AP | ANNE M. PETERSON | Posted 05.15.2012 | Sports

PORTLAND, Ore. — Shaka Smart and Co. pulled off the first major surprise of the NCAA tournament. Yup, VCU is back again....

No. 5 Wichita State vs. No. 12 VCU

AP | Posted 05.11.2012 | Sports

BY HANK KURZ Jr., THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth is heading west in hopes of getting another run going in the NC...

VCU Returning To Dance

AP | By HANK KURZ Jr. | Posted 03.06.2012 | Sports

RICHMOND, Va. -- Darius Theus had a career-high 16 points and five steals and Troy Daniels made four huge free throws in the final 19 seconds, allowin...

Final Four 2011 LIVE UPDATES

Posted 06.02.2011 | Sports

Only four teams remain in the NCAA tournament and after tonight, the championship game will be set. Butler and VCU kick off the Final Four games Satur...

FINAL FOUR: Which Team Will Win It All?

Posted 05.29.2011 | Sports

The Final Four is set and it's time to vote on which team you think will win the whole thing. Unfortunately for President Obama, Zero No. 1 seeds made...