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Clark Atlanta Panthers, HBCU Education -

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) president Ronald A. Johnson is leaving the school, his resignation effective Dec. 7. “I make this decision for personal reasons and I advised our Board of Trustees of my intentions today,” Johnson said in his resignation letter. “While I am reluctant to leave this great University and its incredible, faculty and […]

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Bethune-Cookman University, HBCU Education -

Bethune-Cookman University is in the news this week, for all the wrong reasons: student protests, accusations of financial mismanagement, rumors of firings and loss of accreditation, and dysfunction on the board of trustees. All of this stems from what interim president Hubert Grimes calls “an existential threat,” which he has vowed to corrrect to get […]

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Dillard University, Florida A&M Rattlers, Google, HBCU Education, Howard Bison, Morgan State Bears, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Prairie View A&M, Spelman College -

Google’s partnership with Howard University just got a lot bigger. Google and Howard created a joint West Campus earlier this year, bringing 26 students to Google’s California location for advanced computer science training. The three-month initiative has led to a joint effort between Google and 10 other colleges and universities to provide a yearlong computer […]

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HBCU Education, Howard Bison, Spelman College, U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges -

Spelman College and Howard University are the two most prominent historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 lists of Best Colleges and Universities. Spelman and Howard are ranked one and two on the list of best historically black colleges and universities for 2019. Spelman secured the No. […]

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Atlanta Hawks, Clark Atlanta University, Grant Hill, HBCU Education, HBCU News, Morehouse College, Spelman College -

School is in session, so it’s not surprising to see students scrambling to finalize schedules and buy books or anything else they’ll need for the semester. But some students are still scrambling to pay tuition. Fortunately for cash-strapped students in the Atlanta University Center (AUC), the Atlanta Hawks might be able to help. Grant Hill, […]

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HBCU Education, Kevin Hart, UNCF, United Negro College Fund -

Last week, actor and comedian Kevin Hart saluted LeBron James on the opening of his I Promise school for at-risk youth in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio. Now, we have a reason to salute Hart. In a partnership involving the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) and Hart’s own Help […]

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Claflin College, Dilliard University, HBCU Education, Human Rights Campaign, Morgan State University, Transgender, Virginia State University -

“We are more diverse than we are similar. We are more layered than we are one thing.” The statement from Jodie Patterson, the mother of transgender boy Penelope, resonated throughout the first-floor conference room of the Human Rights Campaign building in Washington, D.C. Her words at the Leadership Summit on LGBTQ Inclusion for University Presidents […]

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HBCU Education, Morehouse College, UNCF, United Negro College Fund -

It all started with a tweet. On June 9, Johnathan Hill, a 2017 graduate of Morehouse College, tweeted out a picture congratulating six McKinley Tech High School graduates dubbed the Sensational Six. They were all bound for his alma mater. Black Twitter erupted. Everyone from HBCU Buzz to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) were […]

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Campus Connection Program, HBCU Education, Howard University, NFL -

After unveiling its controversial new anthem policy last month, the NFL has a little bit of good news for African-Americans. On Wednesday, the league announced a new partnership with “The Mecca” of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Howard University. The league and university will collaborate to create the Campus Connection Program, which was designed […]

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HBCU Education, Marijuana, Southern University -

Somebody had to be first. Southern University and A&M College owns the distinction as the first historically black college or university (HBCU) to launch a medical marijuana program. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based HBCU, known for its nationally acclaimed Fabulous Dancing Dolls, launched the program after a contract with Advanced Biomedics, a Louisiana-based company specializing in […]

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Chadwick Boseman, HBCU Education, Howard University -

Everywhere you looked Saturday morning at Howard University’s 2018 graduation, you’d see kente cloths of all styles and colors, even on graduates’ mortar boards, worn by students, family and others attending the ceremonies. Black pride was everywhere at the university’s 150th commencement. And it was because King T’Challa from the movie Black Panther, actor Chadwick […]

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Andrew Young, Angela Rye, April Ryan, Chadwick Boseman, Chance The Rapper, Dillard University, HBCU Education, Howard University -

Graduations at America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are underway, with most of them running from this weekend through the end of May. The headliner is Howard University graduate Chadwick Boseman, who will deliver the commencement address Saturday at his alma mater. The Black Panther star will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane […]

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HBCU, HBCU Education, Howard University, Wayne A.I. Frederick -

After occupying a Howard University administration building for nine days, students of the school came to an agreement with the university on Friday that ended the standoff. Key to the settlement with the historically black university was a meeting with the board of trustees to put forth measures to improve the quality of life of […]

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HBCU, HBCU Education, Howard University, HU Resist, Wayne A.I. Frederick -

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Students at Howard University who have occupied a campus building for a school-record six-plus days said Wednesday night that they are close to an agreement with the school’s administration on a wide range of student-related issues. Representatives for HU Resist, a student-led social justice coalition, and the Howard University Student Association (HUSA), […]

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Cheyney University, HBCU Education, Heeding Cheyney's Call -

Cheyney University, the nation’s oldest historically black college or university (HBCU), is dropping its NCAA Division II status and will withdraw from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) by June 30. Cheyney had been a member of PSAC, which consists of 18 full-time members from the state and competes as an NCAA Division II league, […]

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Commentary, HBCU Education, Tell Them We Are Rising, University of the Virgin Islands -

The title of Stanley Nelson’s most recent film, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, immediately resonated with me as president of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). A couple of months before I previewed the film, UVI, the only historically black college and university (HBCU) outside of the […]

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Commentary, HBCU Education, Morehouse College -

Ambition is priceless, it’s something that’s in your veins Lyrics from Wale’s ‘Ambition’ As the newly appointed president summarized his plans for the future, it was clear that the word “overambitious” must not be in David Thomas’ vocabulary. In his first news conference since assuming the role as Morehouse College’s 12th president, Thomas addressed how […]

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HBCU Education, Morehouse College -

On Christmas Day, Barrington Lincoln surprised his mother and aunt with personalized T-shirts from Morehouse College. “You know what this means,” he says in a video of the moment. “I got in.” The two most influential women in his life were now the mother and aunt of a Morehouse College student. His mom, Lisa McDonald, […]

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Cheyney University, HBCU Education -

Cheyney University, the nation’s oldest historically black university, has been granted another year of probation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. After meeting with Cheyney officials on Nov. 16 in Philadelphia, the commission notified the school on Nov. 17 of its decision to extend the probation. “This is great news,” said Robert W. […]

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Bluefield State College, Central State University, HBCU Education, Le Moyne Owen College, Stillman College -

When I was a student at Howard University, I couldn’t be bothered with Founders Day. It seemed more like a way to deprive me of sleep than a way to honor Gen. Otis Howard and the school’s legacy. Twelve years later, as many historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), including Howard, struggle to secure funding, […]

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HBCU Education, Morehouse College -

It takes a special type of person to return to an institution he couldn’t attend 40 years before. For the sake of Morehouse College, hopefully David A. Thomas is that person. On Monday, the all-male, historically black institution announced that Thomas would be its 12th president. Thomas will be the first non-alumnus president in more […]

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HBCU Education, Star Spangled Banner, The Star-Spangled Banner -

Our nation’s anthem was never originally intended for African-Americans. Duane Saunders Jr., a production associate for Legacy Media Institute and a Morgan State University alumnus, directed a 2016 documentary, What So Proudly We Hail, with students examining this statement about “The Star-Spangled Banner.” They set out to research the history behind the third stanza of […]

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Grambling State University, HBCU Education, Miss Grambling -

The Chicago Football Classic weekend is a homecoming of sorts. Graduates and friends of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) come to the city and Soldier Field to eat, greet and just have fun around this fall classic. Alicia Reece, a state representative from the 33rd District in Ohio, came to Chicago from Cincinnati for […]

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Alabama State Hornets, Barber-Scotia College, Fayetteville State University, HBCU Education, Howard University, Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls, Morehouse College, Morgan State Bears, St. Augustine's Falcons, Talladega College Tornadoes -

As the 2017 fall semester unfolds, nine historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are celebrating their 150th anniversaries. There are more than 100 HBCUs in the United States, but only a handful can trace their origins to 1867, shortly after slavery was prohibited. Now, Alabama State University, Barber-Scotia College, Fayetteville State University, Howard University, Johnson […]

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Angela Rye, Culture, Gabrielle Union, HBCU Education, Lisa Ling, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

Beyoncé’s “Run the World” provided the biggest hint on how the night would go down to the capacity crowd at North Carolina A&T University. Bey’s 2011 ladies anthem played on a loop from 5:15 p.m., when the lines wrapped around Harrison Auditorium started moving, until 6:09, when NC A&T alumnus and town hall moderator Danya […]

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Aux Cord Chronicles, HBCU Education, Music -

S omeone please start a petition to get rid of the month of August. The month is useless. It’s just training camp, then injuries at training camp, then crappy NFL preseason football because of training camp and finally, worst of all, back to campus. We get that it’s a joyous time for parents, but please […]

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Cheyney University, HBCU Education, Heeding Cheyney's Call, Michael Coard, Robert W. Bogle -

These are perilous times for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. Rumors persist that the nation’s oldest historically black college is about to close or merge with another school. The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) on Tuesday took actions to help Cheyney University secure continued accreditation. The board approved a plan […]

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HBCU Education, Morehouse College -

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain For 150 years, Morehouse College has built its reputation on shaping generations of black men and helping them find their “why.” But within the past year, the narrative has changed. The […]

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HBCU Education, Howard University, Shaw University, Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Wayne A.I. Frederick -

Tashni-Ann Dubroy, who served as president of Shaw University since 2015, is moving to Washington, D.C., to become Howard University’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. “I look forward to supporting President Frederick in achieving his vision for Howard University, learning from the campus community and being a valuable player within the Bison family,” […]

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Harold Martin Jr., HBCU Education, Morehouse College -

Morehouse College in Atlanta introduced a new interim president on Thursday in a news conference that emphasized solidarity and a commitment to fundraising. “We’ve been raising a lot of money,” interim president Harold Martin Jr. told reporters, referring to the board of trustees. “Our advancement organization is fired up and ready to go. If there’s […]

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Academic Progress Rate, Commentary, HBCU, HBCU Education, NCAA -

At best, it is patronizing. At worst, it is polite racism. The National Collegiate Athletic Association last month released the list of 17 Division I sports teams that face postseason bans for the 2017-18 school year because of low graduation rates. As in the past, the list was utterly dominated by historically black colleges and […]

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Bethune-Cookman University, Betsy DeVos, Commentary, Education, HBCU Education -

Anyone watching graduates of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, turn their backs on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as she tried to get through her commencement address might judge their behavior rude and disrespectful, especially after some threw boos her way. But reviewing how the scene played out becomes much more complicated when […]

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Graduation, HBCU Education, John Skipper, Tuskegee Golden Tigers -

When John Skipper was invited by Tuskegee University President Brian Johnson to give the commencement speech to the school’s 2017 graduating class, the president of ESPN wanted his first visit to the campus to include some of the pomp and circumstance of the renowned historically black university. “I asked for some Ball and Parlay,” Skipper […]

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