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colin kaepernick, dave chapelle, harvard, harvard university, web du bois medal -

Quick question: When one of America’s most prestigious Ivy League universities honors Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle and six other African Americans for their contributions to black history and culture, will white people burn their Harvard rejection letters, their Chappelle’s Show DVD sets or the ivy in their yards?


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Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle, Entertainment, Harvard University, National, News, Race, september, Sports -

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among […]

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#BlackGirlMagic, Harvard University, News -

Black women continue to be a driving force as the world evolves. From education and politics to sports and entertainment, #blackgirlmagic is breaking barriers and making history daily. Nearly two years ago, none of Harvard University’s 14 schools had a black woman at the helm, the Harvard Crimson reports, but come August 15, that’s going to change. READ MORE: Omarosa’s back, […]

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Atlanta's Great Debators, Harvard Debate Council, Harvard University, HDCDP, Jordan Thomas, Local, News, News Video, Race -

A group of 25 Atlanta students known as "Atlanta's Great Debaters" made history this past weekend after bringing home a coveted championship from a residency program hosted by Harvard University's Debate Council.

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Black Commencement, Harvard University, News, Nicholas Zuckerman, Video -

A suspect was finally arrested for allegedly threatening to bomb Harvard and shoot attendees of the its 2017 Black Commencement.

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Boxing, Commentary, Graduation, Harvard University, Muhammad Ali -

On June 4, 1975, Muhammad Ali addressed the graduating class of Harvard University. Less than a year removed from his “Rumble in the Jungle” with George Foreman in Zaire, Ali was once again Champ and at the height of his popularity when more than 1,000 people crowded inside Harvard Business School’s Burden Auditorium in Boston […]

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Boxing, Commentary, Graduation, Harvard University, Locker Room Talk, Muhammad Ali -

The footage is simultaneously exhilarating and haunting. In the rare recording we see a handsome, self-assured Muhammad Ali speaking to the Harvard University graduating class of 1975, where he had been invited to give the commencement address. “I’m very flattered in coming here ‘cause you never could have made me believe years ago when I […]

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A year-old article about Harvard University’s first black graduation ceremony resurfaced this week and caused a ruckus on social media. Harvard will host its first ever “black only” graduation ceremony This is racist and a disgrace to all racial progress made over the last 60 yrs MLK would be disgusted at this By the way, […]

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Drake Johnson, George Clayton, Harvard University, Ivy League schools, National, News, Race -

A Trump-supporting educator in hot water for chiding a Texas teen accepted to Harvard University […]

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25 Days of Sweetness, Ayrton Little, Harvard University, T.M. Landry College Preparatory -

When 16-year-old Ayrton Little learned that he had been accepted at Harvard University in front of family, friends and classmates at T.M. Landry College Preparatory in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, celebratory mayhem erupted. The Opelousas, Louisiana, native posted the video to his Twitter account on Tuesday, and lots of people have joined Little in celebrating. All […]

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admissions practices, affirmative action, Asian-American students, Harvard University, National, News, Race, u.s. justice department -

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to obtain […]

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The Justice Department is investigating affirmative action policies at Harvard University after claims of racial […]

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Harvard University, Malia Obama, News, Obama Family -

Malia Obama officially moved into her college dorm room at Harvard University, after taking a year off following her family's exit from the White House.

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Esperanza Spalding, Exposure, Get Lifted, Harvard University -

The simple words “award-winning” in front of her name don’t do Esperanza Spalding enough justice. The singer, songwriter and bassist is a four-time Grammy Award winner, and she just may be having the coolest, most undefeated week in the world of announcements. On Monday, Harvard University announced that Spalding joined the faculty of the Department […]

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Harvard president Drew Faust announced that she would be stepping down, and already, rumors are swirling about who her replacement will be.

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College, Entertainment, Harvard University, Ivy League, Yara Shahidi -

The Black-ish actress has confirmed her decision to attend the Ivy League institution, posting a picture of herself wearing a Harvard hoodie on Instagram.

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Harvard University, Memes, News -

At least 10 students saw their Harvard acceptances go up in smoke after Harvard discovered that they were sharing obscene memes on Facebook.

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Harvard University, News, Priscilla Samey, Prom, Twitter, Viral Photo -

When no one asked 17-year-old Priscilla Samey to her senior prom, she decided to take someone who did want her: Harvard.

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Black Firsts, Harvard Law Review, Harvard University, ImeIme Umana, News -

ImeIme Umana is the first black woman to be elected as president of the Harvard Law Review.

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Chester Pierce, Harvard University -

Chester Pierce’s inclusion among the racial trailblazers in American sports during the 20th century was relatively understated. The media glare – such as it was in autumn 1947 – faded almost immediately. No one worked more to keep it that way than the lean, elegant man from Harvard with a quiet manner and easy smile. […]

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Harvard University, Malia Obama, News -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017, the president and his wife said Sunday in a long-awaited announcement. Harvard encourages admitted students to defer for one year to travel, pursue a special project or activity, work, or […]

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